Dorothy was born on August 25, 1930 in Taunton, MA. She was the daughter of the late John W. Keene and the late Esther (Lynch) Keene. She was the wife of the late Paul M. Brown Sr.
Dorothy graduated from Medford High School where she enjoyed cheerleading and was voted “personality” plus “rascality.” She enrolled in flight attendant school briefly before she married and started a family. She later graduated from Mansfield Beauty Academy where she received her hairdressing license, and became a health and beauty consultant. Her talents included hair, skin, and nail care, make up, nutrition, exercise, therapeutic massage, and reflexology.
Dorothy was a strong believer and advocate of all natural foods, as well as vitamin and herbal supplements, and health and beauty products. She was ahead of her time when it came to her knowledge and foresight of healthy living before it became well known. Throughout her life she strived to help educate and inform people of the important benefits of natural ways.
Dorothy had a great passion for traveling to beautiful places where she fully immersed herself in the lives and cultures of the people everywhere she went. She was most fond of Jamaica, where she enjoyed the beauty, food, reggae music, and most of all the people, who became her dearest lifelong friends over the thirty-five years that she traveled there.
She loved to dance wherever she went. She also enjoyed collecting antiques and treasures from her world travels whilst she saw pyramids in Egypt, rode camels in Africa, parasailed in Acapulco, saw bullfights in Spain, walked in the Mojave desert, and swam in the Dead Sea.
She enjoyed the theater and was a born actress. She belonged to several theater groups including The Gateway Playhouse in Wareham, The Marion Art Center, and served on the board of directors for Your Theatre Inc. in New Bedford.
Dorothy is survived by her son Paul M. Brown Jr., her daughter Robin D. Brown, six grandchildren; Faith Cirigliano (Eric), Paulette Andreotta (Steve), Shane Wright (Kim), Brooke Johnson, Naomi Brown, and Nicole Brown; and predeceased by Charlotte Brown. She is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren; Isaac, Kara, Rocco, Oliver, Logan, Stella, Callie, Marley, Lillian, Ronald, and Mia.
She is survived by her younger sister, Louise Puopolo and predeceased by her older sister, Eleanor Moreschi. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, including Doug Moreschi, who called her every day.
Dorothy was grateful for her family and loved them dearly. She was especially thankful to have her daughter, Robin, as her caregiver for eleven years. She resided in Mattapoisett for almost sixty years.
Dorothy lived a full life as a strong independent woman. Dorothy was one of a kind. She will be missed.
A private graveside service will be held. There will be a celebration of her life at a later date.