Dorothy T. Fairweather

November 17th, 2015

Dorothy T. Fairweather (Coles), age 86, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully with her family at her side on November 16, 2015.

Dorothy was born on November 21, 1928, in Cambridge, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late John and Beatrice (Templeman) Coles. Dot was raised in Woburn, MA and was a graduate of Woburn High School.

Following High School, Dot went on to further her education at the New England Deaconess Hospital Nursing Program in Boston where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse. Dot worked third shift at the Winchester Hospital in the Pediatrics Unit for many years. Dot loved her job and “her kids” that she took care of overnight; her kindness and care towards them and their families was very much appreciated. Dot was truly a professional who took charge of difficult situations and made them bearable for so many people over the years.

Dot married the “love of her life” James S. Fairweather on April 12, 1953; the couple moved to Wilmington in 1954 where they raised a wonderful family. Dot loved being a wife, mother, and especially a “Nana”; she was so proud of her family and very active with all her grandchildren. Dot was known to attend countless school and sporting events, dance recitals, birthday parties, graduations, weddings, and even the birth of her great-grandchildren. Dot’s unconditional love and support of her family was evident in everything she did.

Dot was also a woman of great faith and an active member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church until her illness made it difficult to attend.

In her spare time, Dot loved to do crossword puzzles, knit, play cards games and have a good hand of cribbage with her grandchildren. Dot enjoyed following the Bruins as well as her Boston sports teams and she always had a great time watching many games over the years with her family and friends.

Dot will be remembered for her kinds and caring ways; she was a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Dot was the beloved wife of the late James S. Fairweather, devoted mother of James S. Fairweather II & his wife Donna of Lowell, Marijane Cieslik & her husband Edward of Salem, NH, Jean M. Fairweather of Lowell, and John A. Fairweather & his wife Paula of Tewksbury. Loving “Nana” of David, Tammy,Craig, Laurie, Frank, Eddie, Julie, Patrick, Jared, Nicolle, Michael, Lindsey, Matt, Kimberly, and great-grandchildren Kayleigh, Jack, Michael, Bryce, Ashley, Emily, and Allie. Cherished daughter of the late John and Beatrice (Templeman) Coles, dear sister of Jean Thompson of Florida. Dot is also survived by many nieces and nephews and dear friends

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 38), Wilmington, on Sunday, November 22nd, for Visiting hours from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, MA 01887 or to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “Dorothy T. Fairweather”

  1. Julie (Fairweather) Simmons says:

    Nana, I love you so much. I have so many happy memories of times we shared together. You’ll forever be in my heart. ~Julie

  2. Ed and Bonnie says:

    Our condolences to the Fairweather family.

  3. Mark Coursey says:

    My condolences to the Fairweather family

  4. Shirley pumfrey says:

    So sorry to hear about Dot.
    My condolences to all of the family.

  5. Bill McCue says:

    Jim, Marijane, Jean and John, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I’ll always remember her as a dedicated person – from collecting for March of Dimes, organizing for Walker School Mothers Club and being a great neighbor. May she rest in peace and never be forgotten.

  6. Christopher Gingras says:

    My condolences to the Fairweather family.

  7. Carol Bradbury says:

    MJ Jim Jean John So sorry for the loss of your Mom She was a kind and caring person I remember staying with your family when mine went to Newfoundland for a visit may warm memories comfort your pain and see you thru this time in your life Carol Bradbury

  8. Bill & Catherine Jensen says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Dot was a loving and caring person and will be missed by her many friends.

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