Dorothy Margaret Turkington Fish, 101, of Bolton, beloved wife of the late William Edwin Fish passed from this life on Friday, November 12, 2021, in her home of 71 years after many years of loving care provided by her youngest son Russell and his family. She was the daughter of the late Alexander Turkington and Margaret Hunniford, both immigrants from Northern Ireland in the 1880s. Dorothy was born September 27, 1920, in Manchester CT, joining Elsie, Lester and her older brother Elmore who took on a parental role when their father passed away when Dorothy was only 11. She lived in New York during her husband’s service in the First Army during WWII, then moved back to Manchester before settling in Bolton in 1950 in the house where she raised her 6 sons Richard, Donald, Gordon, Douglas, Randall, and Russell. Her widowed mother lived with her family for 17 years. Dorothy was employed by Connecticut General, as a proofreader, at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft and at Manchester Church of the Nazarene where she served her Lord Jesus Christ faithfully teaching Sunday School for over 40 years, most recently to her Senior Adult class who she cherished, reminding them that "you're never too old to serve God." She was equally loved by all the children known as "The Candy Lady" always ready with a treat and a loving smile.
Dorothy was a great homemaker, baker, mother to her boys and her house and heart was always open to everyone. She is survived by her 5 living sons with Gordon, preceding her in death this February, their wives as well as 19 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A calling hour will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, 218 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06042 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm on Friday, November 19, 2021, with service to follow at 12:30. Following the service will be a burial in the East Cemetery, 240 East Center St., Manchester. To view the live stream of the service or to leave a memory or message of condolence, please visit www.holmeswatkins.com
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