Dorothy Jane (Learned) Dill Obituary
Dorothy (Dotty) Jane (Learned) Dill passed away on February 1, 2020 after a brief stay at Cornerstone Hospice, Mike Connelly House following a brief illness.
Dotty is survived by her husband of 66 years, Robert A. Dill, her children Steven Dill and his wife Laurie of Bellingham, MA, Terry Nelson and her husband Steven Nelson of Clermont, FL. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brian Nelson and his wife Abby Nelson of Maitland, FL, Heather Tomassian and her husband Clifford Tomassian of Leesburg, FL, Christopher Dill of Milford, MA, and Eric Dill of Bellingham, MA. She was blessed to be a big part of the lives of her great grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Dagny, Amy and Blake. Dotty was predeceased by her daughter, Jacquelyn Dill Grindell in 1998.
Dotty grew up primarily in Aruba. She graduated from Lago High School, Aruba and moved to Florida to study at Florida Southern. She left school to marry Bob, who she met when visiting her aunt in Springfield, MA over the summers. She and Bob travelled over the years, camping throughout the US, cruising to Alaska and trekking through the British Isles staying at bed and breakfasts to avoid the “touristy” things and meet the locals. Along the way, they researched genealogy, a passion for both of them.
After raising their children in Wayland, MA, they moved to Clermont, FL in 1997. Dotty became involved with the Garden Club, Cornerstone Hospice and Pastfinders Genealogy. She was also a proud member of the DAR. She remained busy with Pastfinders and DAR until her illness late last year. She was well known at Cooper Memorial Library.
Dotty was thrilled to have spent Christmas in Aruba with her great grandchildren in 2018. Her kids surprised her with the trip and she fulfilled a dream to show them where she grew up. She and Bob had been able to share Aruba with all 4 of their grandchildren when they were younger, was able to complete the circle with this trip with her great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 7th 2020 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the American Legion Clermont Florida (1063 West Desoto Street, Clermont, Florida 34711).