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Dorothy K. (McPherson) Vinal

Dorothy K. (McPherson) Vinal
  • July 18, 1925 - August 19, 2016
  • Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • Rose Monahan Hospice Home
    10 Judith Road
    Worcester , MA 01602

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“Dottie and Al were our next door neighbors in East Falmouth. They were truly the best neighbors and a wonderful couple. Marcia and Susan you had...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Sandra MacGregor - Somerset, MA

“My dearest friend Sue,I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a special person whom I know you will miss dearly. My love and prayers are...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Terri Pizzi - Venice, FL

“Susan and Harvey,You have my sincere condolences. May fond memories comfort you in this time of sorrow.Sandy Williams ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Sandy Williams - Charlotte, NC

“Susan and Harvey, We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Keith and katie ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Katie Sherrill - charlotte, NC

“Susan and Marcia, I'm terribly sorry for your loss. I know that your mom was grateful for your selfless love and devotion and was grateful beyond...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Katy Campion - Parker, CO

“Now and forever: the effervescent delight of ballroom dancing, the billowy scent of pine trees, love that fills the universe. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Berger - Carlsbad, CA

“Hi Susan and Harvey,Thinking of you and Harvey during this difficult. Please know I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Love Nitka ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Nitka Hanson - Harrisburg, NC


Dorothy K. (McPherson) Vinal, 91, of Marlborough, MA, died Friday,August 19, 2016.
Born in Stoughton, MA, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Clara (Kempf) McPherson and the wife of the late Alden Charles Reynolds who died in 2010. She had also been the wife of the late Stephen Henry Vinal, who died in 1973.
She was the devoted mother of Marcia J. Gannon and her partner Fred Haskell of Marlborough and Susan L. Corriher and her husband Harvey Corriher of Charlotte, North Carolina, grandmother of John S. Gannon and his wife Sarah and Scott J. Gannon and his partner Becca Keane, and the loving sister of Carol Mitz of Tallahassee, Florida. She was the sister of the late Harold McPherson formerly of Raynham, MA.
After many years of service with the City of Quincy as Secretary to the Health Commissioner, Dorothy retired to Falmouth with her husband Alden. They were avid ballroom dancers and shared their love of dancing with their friends. They also enjoyed flower gardening, particularly cultivating rhododendrons; walking, bird watching, and visiting old Silver Beach. They maintained a small backyard pine tree farm and gifted trees to family and friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 26,2016 from 5-7 pm at the slattery funeral home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA followed by a funeral service at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family at the National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.
Donations may be made to the Rose Monahan Hospice Home, 10 Judith Road, Worcester, MA 01601