Dorothy G. (Karavas) Gatturna

  • Born: October 29, 1933
  • Died: October 18, 2019
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Dorothy by adding your memories and photos.

Dorothy G. (Karavas) Gatturna, 85, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on Friday, October 18, 2019. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Gatturna. Daughter of the late Nicholas and Georgia (Syrios) Karavas, she was born in Boston and raised in Roxbury. Dorothy was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls, Class of 1952. She was a secretary in the Purchasing Department at Draper Laboratory in Cambridge for 44 years before retiring in 2005. Dorothy was a member of the Quarter Century Club at Draper Laboratory. She enjoyed shopping at Macy's, spending time with her family and visiting extended family in Worcester.

Dorothy was the dedicated mother of Stephanie G. Carrara, Stoughton Town Clerk and her husband Scott of Stoughton. She was the sister of the late Beverly A. Kelley and Susie McKenzie. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, including Kristine Fezio and her husband James of Connecticut, Susen Falcone and her husband Sam of Oxford and Linda Hall and her husband Donny of Worcester. Our dearest thanks to Michelle Caudle for her loving care of our beloved Dorothy and special love and thanks to Mary Maksutian and Jennifer Nye.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Thursday, October 24 at 10 AM followed by a Funeral Service at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Brockton at 11 AM. Visiting Hours Wednesday from 4-7 PM. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to the Neponset Valley Humane Society, PO Box 544, Norwood, MA 02062.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Lit by the New England Sinai Hospital staff and the former outpatients.

Posted by Marissa Pitts - North Weymouth, MA   October 29, 2019

Sorry for your loss. I remember Dorothy working at the Ambulatory Services registration desk at the New England Sinai Hospital when I was a child when the hospital had pediatric physical medicine & rehabilitation services. Mom, Dad and I always checked in with Dorothy and she gave us the slips for physical therapy, occupational therapy, physiatry, audiology and speech therapy. She was a very nice woman. Rest in peace, Dodo.

Posted by Marissa Pitts - North Weymouth, MA   October 29, 2019

A beautiful photo of Dodo! May she Rest In Peace with her mom, Georgia her Dad Nick her two sisters Susie and (Pinky) I am sure they embraced her with open arms! Many treasured memories!

Posted by Eleanor Guarino - East Boston, MA - Acquaintance   October 29, 2019

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Dennis Walsh - Stoughton, MA   October 28, 2019

So sorry for your Loss Seph And Scott!
Your mom always made me Laugh .. we had good times laughing together! We will all miss her sense of humor!

Sincerely, Mary Vespa

Posted by Mary Vespa - Holliston, MA   October 26, 2019

My sympathy to Stephanie and family. May Dorothy Rest In Peace with the Lord.

Posted by Eleanor Guarino - East Boston, MA - Acquaintance   October 24, 2019

Words cannot express the sorrow I have for you cousin Stephanie and Scott! Auntie Dodo will be greatly missed . We can take some comfort in the fact that She is reunited with Uncle Bob !

Posted by Thomas Gatturna - Milford, MA   October 23, 2019


My heartfelt sympathies to you on the loss of your beloved Mother. Hold dear all the fond memories of your times together.
My best to you and yours

Posted by R A Kowalsky, Jr. - Teacher   October 23, 2019

Rest In Peace, Dotty. Stephanie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I had daily contact with your mom when she worked at Draper's Purchasing Dept. She was a funny, friendly woman. She used an old-fashioned tickler system for my IT Dept. It worked like a charm! Once she left, we were at a loss.

Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Posted by Deb Doherty - Reading, MA   October 23, 2019

Worked with her at Draper for years - a pure delight with an infectious smile. She will be missed.

Posted by John McLachlan - Boston, MA   October 22, 2019

You Mom had a great sense of humor and we loved to hear her laugh. So sorry to hear of her passing. Our thoughts and prayer are with you.

Posted by Phyllis bickford - bourne, MA   October 22, 2019

Stephanie, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a beautiful lady! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Ellen Sheehan, Westminster, MA

Posted by Ellen Sheehan - Westminster, MA - Coworker   October 21, 2019

Stephanie and Scott I'm so sorry to hear about Dodo. I will miss her I remember when we all used to have fun. I'll miss her calling me maxilla. Love you Steph .

Posted by Mitzi Scipione - Stoughton, MA - Family   October 21, 2019

I'm glad you're at peace now you're safe and you're Where You Belong with Uncle Bobby he can take care of you now as for God please tell Auntie Jeanette I said hello and I love her and I will cherish every moment we ever had Auntie dodo

Posted by laurie Tully - Worcester, MA - family   October 20, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Auntie Dodo will be missed. Love, Susue and Sam

Posted by Susen Falcone - Oxford, MA - family   October 20, 2019


R.I.P you will be missed

Posted by Brenda Hendersin - Worcester, MA   October 20, 2019

Stephanie and Scott, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful, sweet woman and I always enjoyed seeing you all at family gatherings! She's reunited now with your wonderful dad who probably greeted her with the biggest bear hug. Love you!! Brenda

Posted by Brenda Wessels - Royalston, MA - family   October 20, 2019

I shall so miss our chats with so many laughs and stores of your fun times with our Helen or as she was known to us "Helena" from the Draper Lab. Dorothy's sense of humor was a joy to be around and we have lost a wonderful person.

Posted by Debbie Almy - Needham, MA - Friend   October 20, 2019

Her Husband Robert was my Sons Godfather and my Adopted Brother I am Tootie Malloy. R.I.P. Dodo. all our LOVE.

Posted by A friend   October 20, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss... I knew Dotty from Draper Laboratory. She was a great person and a lot of fun... May she Rest in Peace.

Posted by Dawn Beaulieu - Nashua, NH - Friend   October 19, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at Draper with Dotty. She was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. She had a way of saying things that would always keep me laughing. My thought and prayers are with her family. May she Rest In Peace

Posted by Gale Shields - Coworker   October 19, 2019

So sorry for your loss
Thoughts & Prayers to you and your family

Posted by David Jardin - Friend   October 19, 2019

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Baby Bonnie, Dodo, Pinky and Connie