Dorothy Woodbridge Dash

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, May 1, 2014

Dorothy Woodbridge Dash, daughter of Rosamond Woodbridge Elliot (Rom) of Tryon and Henry Sewall Woodbridge, Jr. (Woody) of Pomfret, Ct. died at her home in Ma. On March 27 after a lengthy and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She died at the age of 60.
Dodie was born in Boston, Ma. And spent her formative years in Providence, R.I. She attended Wheeler School, RISD, CCAC and the University of Washington Nursing School.
Her nursing career included working at Harborview in Seattle, Wash. And fulfilling many roles as a community health nurse on both the East and West coasts. She obtained her nurse practitioner degree and practiced at the Maximum Security Unity of the Concord, Ma. Prison, Tufts University Health Services as was the forerunner for the development of clinics in the inner city schools in the Boston Public School System. She was employed by Carney Hospital where she worked in the O.R. for ten years.
A lover of travel, Dodie spent time working on farms in New Zealand. She sailed to Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Papau New Guinea and Tasmania where she worked with the natives. She cycled throughout Europe and had a great love for hiking in the Pacific Northwest and Maine.
She was a skilled artist and enjoyed working with clay, jewelry, metal works, stained glass and batik.
She had an indomitable love for life, and her charismatic personality touched hearts everywhere. Her love had no bounds and her generosity extended to all who knew her. She was devoted to her family and friends.
Dodi is survived by her husband, Anthony Dash (Tony); her mother, Rosamond Woodbridge Elliot (Rom) and her husband, John Horne Elliot (Jack); her father, Henry Sewall Woodbridge, Jr. (Woody) and his wife, Phylis Jackowitz Woodbridge; sisters, deWinton Woodbridge (Winty) and Lisa Kimberly McCann (Kim) and her husband, Joel Phillips McCann; a brother, Henry Seawall Woodbridge III (Trip) and his significant other, Leslie Korpinen. She leaves four nieces, Jessica Bryan Hutchings, Skyler Bryan, Teal Bryan and Patience McCann; and three nephews, Timothy McCann, Jonathon McCann and Robert McCann; a grand-niece, Adala McCann; and a protégé, Ivy Doo from South Korea.
A service was held at the Mount Auburn Cemetery Storrey Chapel on April 5. It was followed by a reception at the Bigelow Chapel, also on the cemetery grounds.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice House, 90 Wells Ave. Newton Center, Ma. Or to the local Hospice.

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