WARWICK, R.I. - Dorothy (Dotty) Moss peacefully passed away on May 9 at West View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Warwick.
She was the loving wife of Martin Moss, deceased in 1997, and the proud, loving mother of Laurence Moss, Ph.D., deceased in 2009. She is survived by her daughter Vicki Moss and son-in-law, Bob Raphael, of Wakefield; grandchildren Joshua Moss and his wife Melissa Moss, of Los Angeles, California; Ariana Resende and her husband, Alvaro Resende, of West Warwick; and Daniel Raphael and his wife, Courtney Tobin, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Also, her two beautiful great-granddaughters, Shira and Leah Moss in Los Angeles.
Dorothy was born in New York City, where she lived and raised her family and then worked as a school secretary for the New York City school system. Once her children were out of the house and successfully launched, she and Marty became snowbirds, living in Margate, Florida for several months of the year. Eventually they moved to Margate where, surrounded by friends and family, they enjoyed shopping, entertaining and hosting their children and grandchildren.
Following Marty's death Dotty remained in Margate, where she utilized her secretarial skills to volunteer at a local hospital. She was well-received and proved to be a valuable asset to them.
In 2008, while visiting her children in New England, she broke her hip and was unable to return to her home. She became a resident of Tamarisk in Warwick, where she lived until 2015.
She was loving, feisty, proud and enjoyed talking to everyone.
She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Kosher Food Pantry in Providence.