Deborah J. “Debbye” Dodd, 63, of Providence, RI. and formerly of Hopedale, MA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI. surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Paul Kolesnikow.
Born in Worcester on February 9, 1955, she was a daughter of the late George V. and Teresa E. (Roughan) Dodd. She was raised and educated in Upton and was a graduate of Nipmuc High School.
Throughout her life, Debbye had a passion for art and took great pride in her paintings. She was also a talented singer and sang in the Milford Community Chorus. Debbye enjoyed many trips with her family to the beach in Wellfleet, MA. and Narragansett, RI., traveling to San Francisco, and playing the ukulele.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by six siblings, Susan Johnson and her husband Donald, of Millbury, Thomas Dodd and his wife Catherine, of Upton, Christine Baldiga of Hopkinton, Charles Dodd of West Boylston, Kathleen Olson and her husband Donald, of Uxbridge, and Margaret DeFazio and her husband Frank, of Northbridge. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Debbye is predeceased by her brother-in-law, David Baldiga.
Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, December 27, in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, Inc., 45 Main Street, Upton. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, December 26, from 5 to 7 P.M. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to Hope Hospice, 1085 N. Main St. Providence, RI. 02904 www.hopehealthco.org or to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004, www.jdrf.org.
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