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Obituary for Dorothy A. Hearn

Dorothy A. Hearn, 97, lifelong Auburn resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Life Care Center of Auburn.

Born in Worcester, raised and educated in Auburn, Dorothy was one of six children born to the late James J. and Mary H. (Sexton) Hearn. She was a graduate of Auburn High School, Class of 1942. Later in life, she went on to work as the Bookkeeper for the Chancery Office of the Diocese of Worcester, where she dedicated over 15 years until her retirement in 1989.

A woman of deep faith, Dorothy was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, Auburn.

In her free time, she enjoyed taking her daily walks and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Dorothy was known for her good sense of humor, which she kept until the very end.

She leaves her sisters, Evelyn R. Hearn, of Auburn, Elizabeth A. Maurno and her husband Richard, of Yorktown Heights, NY; and her nieces and nephews, Michael Maurno and his wife Eileen, Donna Foci and her husband Nino, James Maurno and his wife Aileen, Richard Maurno and his wife Tracey, and Joanne K. Maurno; as well as 13 great-nieces and nephews, and 2 great-great nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her brother, James J. Hearn, Jr., who was killed in action during World War II, and her infant brothers, Thomas and Robert Hearn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any charity of the one’s choice.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Hearn family between 10:00 and 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn, MA, followed by her funeral Mass, which will be celebrated at 11:30 AM at St. Joseph’s Church, 189 Oxford Street North, Auburn. Burial will be with her parents at St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester.