Easton – Dorothy Sherry Everett, longtime resident of South Easton MA, daughter of John Joseph Sherry and Dorothy McLane Sherry. Born October 9, 1926 in Boston MA. Died January 17, 2022. Graduated from Girls’ Latin School on D-Day 1944, Framingham State Teachers College 1948, and Bridgewater State University 1992. Taught at Varnum Junior High School 1948-1951. In 1951, Dot married Dr. Herbert L. Everett and started raising their family.
She shared her love of learning, gardening, traveling, reading, and games with family and friends. She was passionate about dogs. In her later years, she brought happiness to residents of senior living communities with her certified therapy dog, Shadow.
Dot was a teacher at heart. Throughout her life, she taught people of all ages about home economics, flower arranging, landscape architecture, physical fitness, and nature conservation. With her entrepreneurial spirit, she established Norwegian Imports, and taught many about knitting.
She had a competitive streak, winning the Marion-Bermuda sailing race with husband Herb, son Paul, and crew. She won the CRASH-B Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championships, and competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta.
Dot was pre-deceased by her husband of 61 years, Herb, and son, Bruce. The Natural Resources Trust of Easton, working with Dot and Herb, established a memorial trail at Wheaton Farm for Bruce, who died at age 5. She leaves her children: Herbert, Jr. and his wife Gina of Laconia NH; John and his wife Bets of Watertown MA; Paul and his wife Kamal of Stavern, Norway; David of Easton MA; James of Campton NH; Sherry and her husband Gregory of Marietta GA; grandchildren Nathan, Matthew, Timothy, Katie, Michael, Patrick, Jon, Emilie, Christopher, and Elizabeth; many nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren; and other family members Erica, Maggie, and Randi.
Donations in Dot’s name may be made to: Humane Society of the United States (www.humanesociety.org), Natural Resources Trust of Easton (www.nrtofeaston.org), Doctors Without Borders USA (www.doctorswithoutborders.org).
A private burial was held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
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