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Dorothy Etman

Dorothy Frances Etman (Vanhorn)

Tuesday, February 20th, 1940 - Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
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Dorothy Frances (Vanhorn) Etman, 80, of 309 Beaver Street, North Adams, MA died Tuesday evening February 9, 2021 at home. She was born in North Adams, Massachusetts on February 20, 1940, a daughter of the late Howard Ellsworth Vanhorn and Helen Julia (Estes) Vanhorn. She attended schools in Williamstown, MA and graduated from Williamstown High School with the Class of 1958. She then attended Albany Business College, graduating in 1960.
Dorothy (or “Dot” to many) was first employed by Sprague Electric Company as a Secretary. Later, she was employed at Dox Drugs, and Howard Johnson’s, Hepburn’s Doughnuts, and The Williams Inn as a waitress in Williamstown, Mass. Dorothy was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Williamstown. She was a member of Williamstown Grange #366, serving a term as its Master. Dorothy enjoyed knitting, the outdoors, and the music of the Statler Brothers. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren brought her the most joy.
Her husband, Louis Albert Etman, predeceased her on November 23, 2020. They were married on October 14, 1961. She leaves a son, Andrew (Barbara) Etman of Gordonville, PA, three daughters, Laurie (John) Hornurg of Huntington Beach, CA, Leah (David) Andrews of New Holland, PA and Helen Romano (Peter) of North Adams, MA. She also leaves twelve grandchildren – Andrew, Seth, Emily, Rebecca, Nicole, Ryan, Sarah, Matthew, Johnnie, Richie, Shayla, and Marcia, ten great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, a sister, Eleanor E. Rickert, a brother, John W. Vanhorn, and a grandson, Sean.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Per Dorothy’s request there will no formal services. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made The Friendship Center Food Bank through Flynn and Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall Street in North Adams, MA, who is in charge of arrangements. To add to Book of Memories, please visit
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I am so sorry for your loss. She will be forever missed. Always in my thoughts and prayers.
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To the Family of Dot and Lou Etman, So sorry to hear of the passing of your parents. I enjoyed many hours and talks with them both at the archery shoots in many counties and states. They were fabulous people and I was proud to have known them. PRAYERS TO ALL.

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