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Dorothea M. (Ruggere) Kent of Abington formerly of Dorchester lovingly know as Tiger by her children and Nina by her grandchildren passed away August 26, 2010 at the West Acres Nursing Home in Brockton. She was 85. Wife of the late Robert E. Kent. She was born in Cambridge. She attended the Mather School and graduated from Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester. Dorothea lived all around different areas, and she traveled with her husband while he was in the service. She earned her nursing degree from South Easton Regional Nursing School and Massasoit College in Brockton. She worked as a LPN at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton for 18 years before retiring. She has been a resident of Abington for 20 years and was a member of the Executive Board at the Chestnut Glen in Abington. She collected all types and kinds of pencil sharpeners from all over.
She is survived by her children William E. Kent of Pleasant Valley, MI, L. Susan Chase of Marlborough, James Kent of Concord NH, John J. Kent of Brockton, Richard C. Kent of Taunton, and the late Robert E. and Dennis C. Kent. Sister of Helen Donahue of Weymouth and Arthur E. Ruggere of Pembroke. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours in the MacKinnon Funeral Home, 760 Washington St. WHITMAN on Sunday Aug. 29 th 3-7 pm.
Funeral Mass Monday at 9 am. in St Bridget’s Church in Abington . Relatives and friends invited to attend.
Interment at a later date at St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery in Bridgewater.
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