Dorothy Botelho
Dorothy Botelho
  • October 15, 1927 - August 7, 2017
  • Fall River, Massachusetts

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Dorothy (Fragosa) Botelho, age 89, of Fall River, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 in St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of Thomas L. Botelho to whom she has been married for almost seventy years.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late John and Gloria (Pereira) Fragosa, she had been a lifelong resident of the city.

A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1945, she was a member of the Durfee Sports Parents Group. In addition to being a homemaker, she loved to cook and enjoyed reading murder mystery novels.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Diane M. Souza of Fall River; one son, Thomas M. Botelho of Fall River; two sisters, Elsie Fragosa of Fall River and Bobbie Gehrke of Somerset; five grandchildren, Jason Gordon, Jaclyn Dallaire, Kevin Botelho, Brittney Costa and Matthew Botelho and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Barry J. Botelho and sister of the late Agnes Gates and Mary Galego.

Private services are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place at Fall River. Contributions in her honor may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send a tribute, please visit: