Dorothy A. McCaffrey

Dorothy A. McCaffrey, 69, of Hudson passed away on Monday July 9th at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack following long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1949, daughter of the late Margaret and Owen McCaffrey. Dot graduated from Lowell State College, now known as the University of Lowell. Dot for many years was a manager at Nashua Federal Bank and then Bank of America.

In her free time, Dot enjoyed reading and traveling, especially to her favorite place Disney World. She most enjoyed spending time with family and friends and spoiling all of her nieces and nephews.

Upon Dot’s retirement, she began her volunteer work with several organizations. Dot was especially involved with Meals on Wheels. Dot not only delivered meals; she gave warm companionship to the recipients she visited and developed long-lasting friendships with some others.

After Dot’s cancer diagnosis in 2011, she took part in the Livestrong program at the YMCA. With the help of the trainers in the program, Dot regained her strength and was determined to fight the disease as best she could. After Dot began to feel better, she became a volunteer with the Livestrong Program as a mentor. She made many friends and helped many others along the way. Because of tireless dedication to the program as a mentor, Dot was selected as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year at the YMCA.

Dorothy is survived by her significant other Julius DeNitto and his family, sister Margaret Gagnon and her husband Donald, brother in law Richard Pelletier, nieces Lisa Fulling and her husband Mark, Erin Gagnon and her wife Ruth Gorham, nephew Rick Pelletier and his wife Kathy, great nieces Stephanie Pelletier and Emily Pelletier, great nephews David Fulling, Stephen Fulling and his wife Nadine and their daughter Leila. She is also predeceased by her sisters Elizabeth Pelletier and Nancy Gitchier and her brother Raymond McCaffrey. Dot is also survived by many special friends.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Friday July 13 from 4-6 PM at the Rivet Funeral Home 425 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack. A memorial service will take place immediately following calling hours at 6 PM in the funeral home chapel. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Dorothy’s honor may be made to Live Strong Program at the Merrimack YMCA 6 Henry Clay Drive Merrimack, NH 03054. To leave an online condolence please visit