Dorothy Ann “Dottie” (Comiskey) Nicholson died Wednesday, February 10, 2016. She had just celebrated her 91st birthday.
She is survived by her daughters, Candace Ann Nicholson Salvi and her husband, Steve Salvi of Fitchburg, and Sherry Lynn Nicholson Digeronimo and her husband Donald Digeronimo of Leominster, three grandchildren; Brian M. Gallotto of Burbank, CA, Kerri Lynn Salvi, of Leominster, and Kristofer L. Salvi of Fitchburg, and one great-granddaughter, Kayleigh Ann Salvi of Fitchburg and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 55 years, Haldie H. Nicholson III, her two brothers Leo James and Robert Comiskey and her sisters Francis Tullier, and Janet Enright.
Dorothy was born January 25, 1925 in Leominster, the daughter of Ida and Former Leominster police Lt. Leo J. Comiskey of Leominster. Dorothy graduated from St. Bernard’s Central Catholic High School in Fitchburg, class of 1943 and remained close friends with many of her classmates. She regularly spoke with her dear friend from high school, who remained a life long friend, Peggy Dolan. Dorothy was president of both the Leominster Hospital Guild and Fornightly Club in Leominster and a parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake Church. Dorothy worked as a communications director at Leominster Hospital and retired after 20 years of service.
Dottie was known for her style and grace. She always had an astute sense of fashion and in her younger years modeled for many women’s clothing stores in Leominster such as Ruth Lee and Lubins. She maintained her interest in fashion throughout her life and was known for her impeccable dress and setting fashion trends at the assisted living community in Leominster where she lived the last years of her life. Dottie was also well known for her kindness and generosity to all and was loved by her family and friends.She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and she took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10 am in Our Lady of the Lake Church, 1400 Main St. Leominster MA. Burial is private. There are no calling hours. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made either to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital: https://www.stjude.org , or Our Lady of the Lake Church 1400 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01420
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