Newburyport, MA – Dorothy R. Houle, 93, of Newburyport, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2020.
She was born in Lowell, MA on December 8, 1926 to the late Kenneth and Florence (Carter) Rouleau.
Dorothy grew up in Ellsworth, Maine, where she graduated from high school and soon after married her late husband of 64 years, Raymond J. Houle on Feb 14, 1946.
Dolly was the nick name she was known by. She loved music, dancing (winning an Arthur Murray dancing award for the waltz in 1958), loved gardening, skiing and family gatherings. She enjoyed her pet dogs, Rhema & Joshua and her parakeet Angel.
Dolly loved reading books especially the Bible. She was a prayer warrior and shared Jesus’s word with others. She was a member of Hope Community Church in Newburyport, Ma.
Surviving family members include her son Raymond Houle Jr. and partner Julie; 3 daughters, Deborah Potter and husband Bruce, Dorothy Dumas & husband Ernest, Linda Houle-Briggs and her late husband Gilbert and 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren whom she dearly loved.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her daughter Diane Houle; brothers, Merton Rolo and Arthur Rolo and sister Virginia Rolo.
A memorial service will be held in the fall at Hope Community Church in Newburyport. Donations in her name can be made to your favorite charity.