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Dorothy Jane Beaudry

September 22, 1926 — August 17, 2023

Madison, Alabama

Dorothy Jane Beaudry, age 96, of Madison, Alabama passed away Thursday, August 17, 2023. Dorothy was born September 22, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Robert Clayton Parker and Elizabeth Fowler Roberts.

Dorothy was preceded in passing by her parents; her first husband, Richard Cartwright, Sr.; and her second husband, Lawrence Alfred Beaudry.  She is survived by her six children and their families: Richard Cartwright, Jr. (Dolores), Susan Cartwright, Nancy Cobb (Bryan), Cindy McDermott (Jeff), Diane Jackson (Alan); and Patti DellaPietro (Anthony); her 14 grandchildren: Lisa Cartwright Prather (Chad), Joseph McDermott (Ashley), Kelly Cartwright Whitehead (Colin), Amy Perkins Aycock (Kevin), Ian McDermott (Amanda), Sarah Cobb Tarpley, Kathleen Jackson, Melissa DellaPietro Tipton (Brennan), Megan McDermott, Richard Jackson, Rebecca Cobb Nicholson (James), Victoria DellaPietro, Amanda Jackson, and Christopher Jackson; and her 14 great-grandchildren: Connor Prather, Bailey Prather, Timothy Whitehead, Masie Whitehead, Lauren Perkins, Brooklyn Perkins, Savannah Perkins, Elizabeth Tarpley, Charles Tarpley, Charlotte Nicholson, Eli McDermott, Clara McDermott, Spencer McDermott, and Ronan McDermott.

Dorothy spent her childhood and teenage years in Philadelphia. During World War II, she worked for Exide Battery, and she met Richard in Philadelphia after he returned there with an injury received during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Dorothy and Richard married in 1947, making their home and raising their family in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Dorothy was a member of Colts Neck Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was part of the church’s Forever Young group. Richard passed away in December, 1975. She married Lawrence in 1987 and they continued to live in Colts Neck. Lawrence passed away in February, 1996, and in 2004 Dorothy moved to Madison, Alabama to be close to members of her family.

Dorothy enjoyed traveling, cooking, and sewing. She loved art and drew and painted as a hobby. She loved dogs of all kinds, and she enjoyed family gatherings, especially in her later years.  She will be missed greatly by her family; we mourn, but not as those who have no hope (I Thessalonians 4:13-18).

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in her name be made to Madison Manor Nursing Home.

PLEASE NOTE:  The graveside service is for family only, in accordance with Mrs. Beaudry’s instructions. Thank you for understanding.

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