OXFORD – Dorothy “Dottie” (Gengel) Ohrn, died after a short illness surrounded by her family, leaving behind 93 years of great stories, lots of laughter and much wisdom.
She was born in Worcester in 1925 to George T. and Anna J. (Kennedy) Gengel. She is survived by her five best friends who also happen to be her daughters, Linde Dupuis and her husband Robert of Webster, Karla Albuquerque and her husband Paul, Dottie Charbonneau, Martha Ohrn, and Sandra Coghlan and her husband Mark, all of Oxford; an her son-in-law, Walter Cimochowski. In addition, she is survived by seven grandchildren, Darcie Macedo, Andrew Dupuis, Brad Charbonneau, Ali Charbonneau, Kellie Rivers, Ross Coghlan, and Chelsea Nicolazzo; eleven great-grandchildren, Zachary, Gage, Alexis, Grayson, Noah, Brayden, Cole, Arianna, Bella, Sadie Jo, and Sophia, and another great-granddaughter due in the spring; and several nieces and nephews. Dottie was predeceased by her husband of 31 years, Milton Ohrn who died in 1986; three brothers, George, Joseph, and Bernard Gengel; her grandson Joseph Dupuis; and her son-in-law, Robert Charbonneau.
Dottie was a resident of Oxford for 63 years. She was the former owner and operator of the Whistle Stop Lounge in Oxford for many years. Dottie loved any adventure and as a teen, drove her 1931 Model A Ford Roadster to California and back. She never turned away a stray animal – domesticated or wild – that came to her door. She was happy to feed them. Some went on their way, most stayed. She enjoyed time spent with her family who will miss her dearly. Casino trips, playing Keno, and her cats Theo and Winston brought her great joy.
Dottie’s nature has always been to help others, and for those wishing to honor her memory, the family asks that you do a good deed for someone else. Her family wishes to thank the Overlook VNA for their kindness and care they provided.
In keeping with the wishes of Dottie, services will be private. Memorial contributions in memory of her niece Britney Gengel who perished in the 2010 Haitian Earthquake may be made to Be Like Brit, 66 Pullman St., Worcester, MA 01606. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.
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