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Saltmarsh, Dorothy H.

Dorothy H. (Whitehouse) Saltmarsh, a 72 year resident of Westwood, passed away March 24, 2020 at the Bear Mountain Nursing Home in Andover, Massachusetts at the age 97. Dorothy was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1922, and was the loving daughter of John and Emily (Battey) Whitehouse. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology and master’s degree in education at Boston University and taught science at Westwood High School. Dorothy was always proud that she learned to fly an airplane in the 1940’s before she leaned to drive a car and was a member of a flying club at Norwood Airport. It was there that she met her husband, the late Hazen J. Saltmarsh who passed away in January of 2020. They had been married for 72 years. She was the dear mother of Dean and his wife Rochelle, and Eric and his wife Lorena. Loving grandmother of Hillary, Brooke, Sam, and Kimberly Saltmarsh. Sister of the late Faith Parker, Harold, Gerald, and Ronald Whitehouse. Burial will be private at New Westwood Cemetery. Services for Dorothy are being planned for the summer. Please check back for updated service information.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Lorraine Butler
    March 25th, 2020 | 11:47 pm

    I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your mother passing she is now resting in peace
    May god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times You had with her

  2. Kerry Ann Poinier
    March 26th, 2020 | 12:05 am

    I remember Mrs Saltmarsh with great fondness and am saddened to hear of her passing. Her love of teaching was evident and I can honestly say she was one of the best! How lucky I was to have her in Freshman biology! Sending my sincere condolences to all who knew and loved her.

  3. David Brawley
    March 26th, 2020 | 7:53 pm

    Rick and Dean, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful person, teacher and neighbor. Sorry I missed your Dad’s notice. I hope you and families are well and safe. Dave Brawley

  4. Jennifer Maggiacomo
    March 28th, 2020 | 2:53 pm

    Dottie and Salty were wonderful neighbors. I don’t think I’ve ever known two more independent, intelligent and lovely people- and a beautiful couple. Dean and Rick, when my boys would take the trash barrels in/out, your Mom would insist that, as she was able, she would do it herself- “had to” she’d kindly say. I so enjoyed our chats- she was full of energy and optimism and she was very proud of you both. I am so sorry for your loss and take solace in knowing that hers was a life well lived. Jen Maggiacomo

  5. David and Michael Maggiacomo
    March 29th, 2020 | 9:52 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Saltmarsh, and Mr. Saltmarsh, too. They were both very nice to us. We didn’t know Mrs. Saltmarsh was a science teacher at the high school or that she was a pilot. She must have been one of the only women pilots, paving the way. We’re grateful to have known her, and Mr. Saltmarsh. David and Michael Maggiacomo

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