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Dorothy Irene Aldrich

Aldrich – Dorothy (neé Curtis) passed away peacefully on May 3, 2021 in Alexandria, Virginia. She was born on July 30, 1924 in Tawas City, Michigan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Will in 2017, four brothers and a sister. Dorothy is survived by her children, Barbara Aldrich of Ogden, UT and Warren Aldrich (Nancy) of Richmond, VA, and a sister, Gladys Noble of Sterling Heights, MI. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Kelley McGrath (Shawn), of Ogden, UT; Christopher Jessee (and fiancée Brandy Gray) of Roanoke, VA; Allison Aldrich of Arlington, VA; Wyatt Aldrich of Richmond, VA; and Natalie Aldrich of Burbank, CA. and one great grandson, Shea McGrath of Ogden, UT. She is also survived by a special sister-in-law, Bonnie Bindoni (Clarence) of Monroe, NY and several nieces and their families. Dorothy attended Roseville High School in Roseville, MI and later joined the Navy where she served her country as a nurse during WWII at the New York Naval Hospital, in New York, NY. It was there that she met Will, who was also in the Navy. They married in 1947, and, later in 1962, moved their family to Alexandria, VA, where they remained. She retired from work at The Washington Post newspaper, where she was a teletype operator. In retirement, Dorothy and Will were avid golfers and bowlers, and belonged to the Burke Lake Golf Club. She was a celebrated cook and seamstress, and also enjoyed gardening. Her greatest pleasures were homemaking, spending time with family and spending time with her dogs.
The family would like to thank Pearlbea Labier, LCSW and her partner, Allan, as well as their staff, from Labier Assisted Living in Alexandria, VA for their dedicated, professional care of both Dorothy and Will for the last seven years.
Due to the pandemic, the family will be having a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association via their website.

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