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Monday, February 6, 2023

Dorothy Ellen Abril

Dorothy Ellen Abril
Dorothy Ellen Abril

Dorothy Ellen Abril, 91 years young, born June 6th, 1931, in Stoughton, MA to Harry and Agnes Staples peacefully passed away on November 22, 2022 at her home in Marion Landings, Ocala, Florida.

Dorothy worked after school as legal secretary until she married Francis Abril in 1951. While raising four children, she volunteered for church and school functions, and as a girl scout leader. Once her children we’re in high school, she returned to work for several different lawyers until her retirement. One of her favorite activities was taking cruises; she and Francis travelled extensively around many islands and to Rome. In 1994, they moved to Marion Landings where they joined in numerous activities over the years including neighborhood watch, bowling and bus trips. Dorothy also joined a dance team, quilting and knitting groups.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and most importantly her husband Francis with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. Dorothy is survived by four children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She will also be remembered by her friends in the community. She will be interred at a later date at Bushnell National Cemetery.