Dorothy Ada Dillworth (Dottie), age 79, died peacefully on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She passed at the Saint Mary’s Nursing Home in West Hartford, CT. Dorothy was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1939 to Harry and Teresa (Laird) Hicks and was one of 4 children. Dottie met her former spouse, David Dillworth while working at First Pennsylvania Bank. They started a family and moved to Simsbury, Connecticut in 1972 where Dottie embarked on a 30 year career with the Town of Simsbury. A true “New England” Republican, Dottie’s passion for Simsbury extended to politics where she was very active in the local party. She always had a smile on her face and was always up for new adventures and experiences. A social setting gave Dottie life, her infectious spirit adding to the experience for everyone around her. Her spirit and energy will be missed for everyone who knew her.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Kimberly (Gary), and sons Stephen (Marc), Gregory (John), and Drew (Karen). In addition Dorothy is survived by her grandchildren, Christopher, Sarah, Arron, and Lane, as well as her sisters Geri (James), and Eleanor. Dorothy is proceeded in death by her brother Richard. Dorothy is survived by her former spouse, David Dillworth, as well as numerous nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.
A viewing will be held at Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury from 6-9p on Wednesday, August 8th. A Funeral mass will be held at St. Catherine of Siena, 265 Stratton Brook Road in West Simsbury at 10a on Thursday, August 9th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to her Tribute page with the Alzheimer’s Association, http://act.alz.org/site/TR?pxfid=494022&pg=fund&fr_id=1060