DORIS ANNE CONNOLLY WOLFF
Among her other projects was the Whitney Tavern saltbox in Weston, MA, dating back to the late 1600ís, plus a historic house in Lexington, which originally sat on the Town Green during the Revolution. In it she discovered under multiple layers of old wallpaper many murals by the itinerant artist, Rufus Porter, founder of Scientific American. The house was alleged to have been a meeting place for George Washington and General Lafayette and also may have served as a secret Masonic meeting place.
In addition, she pursued a nursing degree, resumed a college education, and assisted then Archbishop Richard J. Cushing with the establishment of the Rose Hawthorne School in Concord. In time she helped her husband with the construction of a home on the French West Indian island of St. Martin. Her husband predeceased her on her birthday in 1991, ten days before their 50th wedding anniversary.
She was born in Boston to Michael and Anna (Glynn) Connolly, who both hailed from County Galway, Ireland. After her fatherís passing, she set her mother up in the antique business in her parentsí home, The House by the Side of the Road, in East Lexington, MA. In addition to her three children and granddaughter, she is survived by her brothers, Jack Connolly of Alexandria, VA, and Joe Connolly of Wolfeboro, NH. Her brother George of E. Falmouth, MA, a Battle of the Bulge veteran, and her youngest brother, Norman, formerly of Lexington, have both passed away.
Support of any cause of oneís choosing in any form would make Doris and Otto smile. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
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