Dolly Misch, 92


WAYLAND, MASS. – Dolly Misch, of Wayland, died on May 31 after a short illness.  Born Dolors Elayne White, she was a native Rhode Islander and long-time resident of Pawtucket and Warren. She was the wife of the late Richard Misch, the daughter of the late Samuel M. and Ida (Tcath) White, and the sister of the late H. Berrick White.

She graduated from Hope High School, where she met her husband of 69 years, and attended Boston University College of Liberal Arts.

Mrs. Misch was especially proud of her community service and work with charitable groups. She was a life member of The Miriam Hospital Women’s Association, and as a volunteer established the hospital’s patient library. She was also a life member of Hadassah and the Brandeis National Women’s Committee. 

She loved Scottish Terriers, musicals, knitting, crossword puzzles, bicycling, ice skating, bowling, and fishing with her husband on Narragansett Bay. She derived the most pleasure from spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy (Wayne) Keseberg, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, and son, Gary L. (Rose) Misch, of Syria, Virginia; three grandchildren, Jonathan (Tali) Keseberg, Joanna Keseberg (Joseph) Welch, and Noah Misch; and three great-grandchildren, Raya and Benjamin Keseberg and Beorn Welch.

Memorial donations may be made to Temple Shir Tikva, Music Fund 141 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778.