Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Wenninger

“Dottie” Wenninger, 86, of Milford, died Monday, June 16, 2014, at the Merrimack Community Hospice House after a period of declining health. Dottie was the daughter of Francis and Anna (Gaschnig) Wenninger and was born in Holyoke, MA, on July 21, 1927.

She is survived by her brother, Louis, of Chicopee, MA; her daughter, Annie Mullen, and son-in-law, Dan Mullen, of Amherst; nephews and nieces, Raymond Wenninger, of Chicopee, MA, Michael Wenninger, of Holyoke, MA, Linda Kyle, of Longmeadow, MA, Susan Harris, of San Antonio, TX, Carol McNeil, of San Antonio, TX, and Steven Wenninger, of Ludlow, MA; her great-nephews and -nieces, all of whom she adored and enjoyed visiting with. She is predeceased by her parents and her brothers, Joseph and Francis Wenninger.

Dottie lived most of her life in Chicopee MA, before moving to South Florida where she spent an enjoyable 20 years until returning to New England in 2007 to be with her family. Dottie loved animals, especially owls, cats, and dogs. She enjoyed socializing with friends, especially her “GNO buddies,” cooking, playing dominos, puzzle-making and playing solitaire on her laptop late into the night. She was a woman of indomitable spirit and will be greatly missed by her friends and family. Memorial contributions are welcome and should be submitted to the caring volunteers at Meals On Wheels of NH: www.mealson