Dorothea M. (Schwab) Grigoropoulos-McQuaid November 27, 1923 - April 29, 2021

Dorothea M. (Schwab) Grigoropoulos-McQuaid, of South Boston, died on April 29, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late George. Devoted mother of Nancy Doherty of South Boston, Susan Nelson and her husband, James, of Wrentham, Angela Shea and her husband, John, of Marshfield and the late Thomas McQuaid of South Boston. Sister of the late William Schwab of Yuma, AZ. Dorothea is survived by 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held at Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common Street, Braintree on Thursday, May 6 at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON , Wednesday 4-8PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

A graduate of Holy Trinity High School, class of 1941, Dorothea was a member of Local 26 for 60 years. She was the first female banquet waitress at Sheraton Boston Hotel for 50 years. Dorothea was a pioneer for women and always had a beautiful smile.

Donations in Dorothea’s memory may be sent to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care of Mass., 20 Burlington Mall Rd., Suite 450, Burlington, MA 01803.

Visiting hours, Wednesday, May 5, 4:00-8:00PM

Dolan Funeral Home

460 Granite Avenue

East Milton, MA 02186

Funeral Service: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 11:00AM

St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church

119 Common Street

Braintree, MA 02184

Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery

920 Adams Street

Dorchester, MA 02124



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    Anna McDonough says

    Rest In Peace, Dottie. What a pleasure working with you , good woman and always smiling. Now George you and Tommy are the head table.

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    Lorraine Butler says

    She is now resting in peace

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    Sheila Pavone says

    Dotty You were one of my MOMS BEST FRIENDS ! My Mom always looked forward to her (board meetings) at Dunkin’ Donuts with you & Claire O’Rourke , she looked so forward to what was on the agenda for discussion each & every week! Dotty your quick wit kept everyone smiling So now you join my mom Cecelia ❤️ please give her a big kiss & hug from The MCClellan’s

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    donna lucas says

    Condolences to Dorothea’s family. She was a wonderful woman to everyone she touched in her manners and her contagious smile. She’s left this life a little brighter because of her hard work and pleasant ways. May Dotties memory be part of all who loved her.

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    Anonymous says

    Angela, Susan and Nancy i am so sorry for you loss. Your mom was a wonderful women. Sending love and hugs your way..
    Cheryl Robertson

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    Denise O'Gara says

    So very sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy.

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    Barbara Buls Boudreau says

    So very sorry to hear about the loss of this beautiful woman! May you find comfort with your family at this sad time period

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    Stephen Wontz says

    So sorry to hear of Dorothea’s passing. My mother Eleanor was a classmate of hers at the HolyTrinity. For some years ,I will always remember her taking my mother and other classmates out for a reunion luncheon. We also kept in touch during the holidays with Christmas cards. A tradition that my late sister and I continued with Dottie even after my mother’s passing. Her memory is a blessing for all who knew her. Rest In Peace Dorothea.

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Memorial donations may be sent to:

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care of Mass.

20 Burlington Mall Road, Suite 450

Burlington, MA 01803