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“Mom it's been awhile, I've had a bit going on. I'm not working right now and got to enjoy the summer with the kids. We went to Branson like you and...Read More »
1 of 70 | Posted by: Heather

“MA, 6 years, I can't believe it! It breaks my heart everyday we don't have you. I know you are with us and watching over us! We all love you so...Read More »
2 of 70 | Posted by: heather - maynard, MA - daughter

“Ma your 5 year has passed and the counting unfortunately just keeps going :( Everyday I wish I could just call you! I need you! My heart breaks...Read More »
3 of 70 | Posted by: Heather

“Another year has come and gone! We had some great stuff happen in 2012 Amber got straight A's for the first time, Ava started kindergarten and is...Read More »
4 of 70 | Posted by: Heather

“Mom, Your 4 years has just gone by and it sometimes feels like yesterday! The dance recital, mothers day and all the other wonderful times we...Read More »
5 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - MA - daughter

“Hi Mom Not a day goes by that I dont think of you. Today is especially a tough one though. I miss you dearly but I know you are close. Thinking of...Read More »
6 of 70 | Posted by: Bill - Stoughton, MA - Son

“Just got back from Disney and shed a few tears at the Lion King. I know how much you really liked it. Ava loved it! We had a great time I hear...Read More »
7 of 70 | Posted by: Heather

“Mom - I'm always thinking of you but really had to write you this morning. With just a week till Christmas - memories of all the work you did...Read More »
8 of 70 | Posted by: Linda Vittum - Acton, MA

“This is the worst time of year. I'm miserable! Christmas will never be the same for me ever again. Ava is really into it this year and I am...Read More »
9 of 70 | Posted by: heather

“Roses are red, violets are blue, no matter what, I'll never stop missing you ”
10 of 70 | Posted by: heather - daugher

“Hi Ma, it's been awhile, sorry. I was trying not to look crazy, but I don't care. I miss writing to you, it makes me feel better. We have had a...Read More »
11 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - Maynard, MA - Daughter

“Dear Dottie, I ran into Bill at a SPH reunion too many years ago and told him what a wonderful influence you were on my life back in high school. ...Read More »
12 of 70 | Posted by: Daphne (Doland) Lambert

“Love and Miss you always n forever ”
13 of 70 | Posted by: heather

“Hi Ma, So the start of the summer is here and I'm thinking of all the wonderful things we did together. I just miss it, cookouts, NH, Roger Williams...Read More »
14 of 70 | Posted by: Heather

“Ma, Thinking of you as usual, its getting close to two years and I just can't believe it. It's so hard and it feels like longer I hate to say that...Read More »
15 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - MA

“Hi Ma, I just wanted to let you know that Amber was choosen to be on the wall of success at school. I know how proud you always were of her and I...Read More »
16 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - MA

“Elaine, this is a public site. I don't feel your invading our privacy, it's nice to know others are thinking of her too. Thank you for thinking of...Read More »
17 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - Maynard, MA

“Heather & Linda, I hope I'm not invading your privacy, but I still think of you wonderful Mom..And read these entries occasionally.. They are heart...Read More »
18 of 70 | Posted by: Elaine Kuhns - Pembroke, MA

“Hi mom, here it is the start of a new year without you. Last night was a good night and a sad night, of course without you makes it this way. I'm...Read More »
19 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - MA

“Mom, just wanted you to know. It doesn't get easier but it gets better. Life will never be the same without you but I don't have a choice so I have...Read More »
20 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - MA

“Mom, I just was thinking of you as usual. I made your sauce the other day and I did good, but not as good as you of course. I miss you so much and...Read More »
21 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - Maynard, MA

“Mom, though tomorrow is a year. Today is Monday the last day I spoke with you! I'm having a really bad day and I just can't get it that a whole...Read More »
22 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - MA

“Mom - Its almost a year since your passing and it seems my whole world has been turned upside down. We will miss you, honor you, and love you always...Read More »
23 of 70 | Posted by: Linda - MA

“Ma, So we just got back from Disney yesterday! It was OK, but not having you with us was very painful! I hate that you missed how excited Ava got...Read More »
24 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - MA

“Dear Linda, Heather and family, I am so sorry to be reading this. I discovered this shocking news while signing my grandfather's guest book....Read More »
25 of 70 | Posted by: Rose-Ellen (Provencher) Padavano - MA

“Ma, Here I am again. I don't know how long they will keep this on here but I'll write as long as I can. So Disney is now only a month away and it...Read More »
26 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - Maynard, MA

“Ma, I'm missing you so bad. I just can't get past you not being with us! Everyone says your in a better place, but I don't believe that. I hate...Read More »
27 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - Maynard, MA

“Ma - It's now almost 2am and almost 4 months since you've left me. I've been up all night thinking about you - missing you! Heather had it right....Read More »
28 of 70 | Posted by: Linda - Acton, MA

“Ma, It's been 3 months and I still can't believe it!! I'm so lost without you, my heart it so broken!!! I think of you everyday all day and I...Read More »
29 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - Maynard, MA

“Bill and family, I am one of Dorothy Ann's youngest cousins, Carol. I remember how much fun we'd always have going to your home when we'd visit with...Read More »
30 of 70 | Posted by: Carol Worley - Jenks, OK

“Dear Linda, I just heard the news and wanted to extend my most sincere condolensces. My family and I recently lost our mother as well, and can truly...Read More »
31 of 70 | Posted by: Nathalie Gauthier - Easton, MA

“Heather. Steven,Amber and Ava, Just found out about your loss and we are so sorry. Your mother was such a warm and friendly person, always making us...Read More »
32 of 70 | Posted by: Elaine M. Palizzolo - Wilmington, MA

“Billy, So sorry to hear about your Mom. There are many memories fond of her when we were kids. May she rest in peace. ”
33 of 70 | Posted by: Shawn Callahan - Dublin

“Iam sorry to here about our sisters passing. Your lost sister Geraldine Holland. ”
34 of 70 | Posted by: GeraldineMagnusson - StPetersburg, FL

“Linda, I am so so sorry for your loss and please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow - and always. ”
35 of 70 | Posted by: Elizabeth Koplan - Needham, MA

“Billy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam dlis. PJ ”
36 of 70 | Posted by: PJ Black - Dublin

“So sorry for your loss . If you want to get in touch please call me i always love you all. my number is 1-727-368-2820 your brother michael ”
37 of 70 | Posted by: michael gaudette - st petersburg, FL

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. I just heard the sad news, she will be missed. ”
38 of 70 | Posted by: Fran Simmons - Waltham, MA

“Bill and family, So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
39 of 70 | Posted by: Mary LaMarra - Winthrop, MA

“Linda - I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My deepest condolenses go out to you and your family. ”
40 of 70 | Posted by: Nick Spanos - Tyngsboro, MA

“MAY THE ANGELS LEAD DOROTHTY INTO PARADISE. DEEPEST SYMPATHY. MR. & MRS. PAUL A. MARTIN ”
41 of 70 | Posted by: PAUL A. MARTIN - MA

“Linda, I just heard the sad news and I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. With...Read More »
42 of 70 | Posted by: Christen McCabe - Portland, ME

“Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. I just wish you the best in this sad time. Please let me know if I can help you or your family in any way. ...Read More »
43 of 70 | Posted by: Jennifer Redding - Acton, MA

“Bill and family, Through the years, our paths did not cross often. But when they did, there were always fond memories. Larkin family,Peggy, Nancy...Read More »
44 of 70 | Posted by: Glen Donjon - Belleville, IL

“Dear Linda and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at the time. ”
45 of 70 | Posted by: Joe, Alice, Timmy, Katie, and Susan - MA

“Dear Mr. Larkin,Billy,Linda,Heather and families, We were so saddened to hear about the death of Dot. She was a beautiful person. She doted on her...Read More »
46 of 70 | Posted by: Tony & Adrianne Sansevero - MA

“Linda and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Love, Elizabeth ”
47 of 70 | Posted by: Elizabeth Schwartz - Arlington, MA

“Peggy & Bill & Families... She was a wonderful person.. (And made the best potato salad) She will be missed by all of you. Please accept our...Read More »
48 of 70 | Posted by: Elaine Kuhns - Pembroke, MA

“Heather & Family, wishing all of you peace and love during this sad time. I hope all of you find comfort in knowing you are being thought of and...Read More »
49 of 70 | Posted by: Liz Barker - Arlington, MA

“Billy and Lisa, So sorry for your loss. I wish we had had the chance to know your mom better. She was a sweet person. ”
50 of 70 | Posted by: Cheryl and Jerry Pina - Stoughton, MA

“Linda and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I feel for you and hope you are ok during this time. You are in my thoughts. Sincerely, Jess ”
51 of 70 | Posted by: Jessica Bergeron - Holden, MA

“Linda: My deepest sympathies. As someone who just lost a parent, I can understand your grieving. Remember all the wonderful times and the...Read More »
52 of 70 | Posted by: Randi Alterman - Maynard, MA

“Heather and family, I am soo sorry for your loss. Your mom was the best.. I know she will be missed greatly. If you need anything, I am here for...Read More »
53 of 70 | Posted by: Amy Asaro - Maynard, MA

“Linda and Family, My heart goes out to you all at this time in your lives. God may have taken your love one but you will always have your memories....Read More »
54 of 70 | Posted by: Cheryl LeBlanc - Maynard, MA

“Dear Bill,I was so sorry to hear about Dotti..Carol called me to let me know...It is so hard to loose someone you love.It will be a sad time for you...Read More »
55 of 70 | Posted by: Betty Curran/Leddy - Middleboro, MA

“Dear Linda and family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow. ”
56 of 70 | Posted by: Kim Garofalo - Boston, MA

“Dear Linda we were saddened to read the lose of your mom. I remember how kind and funny she was when we first met. Our prayers are with you and your...Read More »
57 of 70 | Posted by: John Ferrazzani - madison, AL

“Bill, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Love your brothers and sisters of Local 1952. ”
58 of 70 | Posted by: Don Cuzzi III - Mansfield, MA

“Bill & Family, Dot was a Beautiful person, she will be sorely missed. God Bless you all at this difficult time. ”
59 of 70 | Posted by: Douglas F. Cali - Winthrop, MA

“Heather and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dottie (Mom) was such a wonderful person. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. ...Read More »
60 of 70 | Posted by: Mandy Ferguson - Watertown, MA

“Billy, So sorry for your loss. Ar Dheis De Go Raibh a hAnam Dilis. ”
61 of 70 | Posted by: Niall, Evelyn and Dylan - Andover, MA

“Bill and family, Dick and I were very sorry to learn of Dottie's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children...Read More »
62 of 70 | Posted by: Eileen Brown - Waltham, MA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Love, Jen, Mike and Luke ”
63 of 70 | Posted by: Jennifer Wiegmann - Albuquerque, NM

“Heather and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a great person and will be missed by all. Heather I am here for you if need...Read More »
64 of 70 | Posted by: Carol Smith - Waltham, MA

“Linda & family, our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
65 of 70 | Posted by: Candace Lally - Marlborough, MA

“Heather and family, very sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts. ”
66 of 70 | Posted by: Jill Greener - Worcester, MA

“Heather and Family, I am so sorry and sadden by the loss of mom. I love you all and I am here for you all. Peace in Love.. Love you guys ”
67 of 70 | Posted by: Cara Leslie - Waltham, MA

“Heather and Family, I was deeply saddened when I heard of your loss. May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort. Sincerely, Laurie ”
68 of 70 | Posted by: Laurie Bertrand - Wilmington, MA

“Mom, It's almost Easter, the last Holiday we got to share with you. This is a very tough time for all of us. We are thinking of you today and always...Read More »
69 of 70 | Posted by: Heather - daughter

“Dottie was the best sister anyone could ever have. She always cared so much for my well being. I remember when I broke my ankle in 2006 and she came...Read More »
70 of 70 | Posted by: Peggy Kuhns - Pembroke, MA


Waltham – Mrs. Dorothy A. 'Dot' (Holland) Larkin, of Waltham, died Monday, April 7, 2008 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 59. Born and raised in Cambridge, a daughter of the late Ralph and Dorothy (Karslian) Holland, she had been a Waltham resident for the past thirty-two years. Dot graduated from Cambridge High and Latin School. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Dorothy leaves her husband, William M. Larkin; her children, William P. Larkin and his wife, Lisa, of Stoughton, Linda M. Vittum and her husband, Dana, of Acton and Heather A. Palizzolo and her husband, Steven, of Maynard; her grandchildren, Anthony, Amber, Julia, Ashleigh, Kaitlyn and Ava; her sisters, Margaret Kuhns of Pembroke, Nancy Nunez of Everett and Linda Holland of Dorchester and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral at 9:30 a.m. Friday from The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210.