Dorothy A. Milton of Revere passed away at home on June 14, 2023. She was 92 years old. Born in South Boston she was the beloved daughter of the late Lucy (Gonsalves) and Justin DeSilva. A life-long Revere Resident, she attended Revere High School and traveled with the glee club as the pianist. She grew up with a piano in her home and played into her late 80’s. She was a gifted piano player, Chopin, Mozart etc.
Her first date with her husband was roller skating at Revere Roller Rink and later they became competitive artistic skaters together. Dorothy loved being a wife and mother. She traveled the world with her husband, visiting Europe, South America, and numerous Caribbean countries. She also loved boating with her family.
After she was widowed, she was a trailblazer, traveled alone and with groups internationally making religious pilgrimages to Israel to walk in Christs steps and to see the various other historical Catholic sites including Isolux France, the burial place of Saint Therese, as well as Mont Saint Michele in Normandy, France and Poland to see Auschwitz, which brought her to tears whenever she recalled touring the gas chambers.
Dorothy was a lover of all sports. Watching Bobby Orr, Jimmy Connors, YAZ, Larry Bird, and then of course Tom Brady. She was also a fierce competitor. She learned how to play tennis from her son Ron and became a Revere City Doubles Champion, playing in many leagues and winning competitions with her sister Joyce as well.
Widowed at 48, she went to work for a family Roller Skating Business located in Westboro, until she chose to get her resume done at 50 and began working at Shocket Associates as a secretary where she worked her way up the ranks to become the only person in this Federal Property Management firm without a college degree to obtain the position of property manager. She oversaw two multi-unit federally funded properties, one in South Boston and the other in Whitinsville MA.
She was a devout Catholic, active in the Immaculate Conception Church that she was married in, then Our Lady of Lourdes in Beachmont, and then finally Holy Rosary in Winthrop. She was the Rosary leader at the Lighthouse Nursing Home and ran holiday events in the three Revere nursing homes. She was an active participant in the Revere Food Pantry, walked the streets of Boston with Holy Rosary to feed the poor and always believed in giving back to those less fortunate.
She was the devoted wife of the late Frederick C. Milton and the loving mother of Ron Milton and his wife Pamela of Winthrop, Don Milton and his wife Sandy of South Carolina and Dorothy "DeeDee" Milton of Revere. Dear sister of Justin DeSilva and his late wife Nancy of New Hampshire, Joyce Capitao and her husband John of Lynn and the late Alfred, Lillian, Evelyn and Ron. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Former mother in law of Gail Milton of Newburyport.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Monday, June 19, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Services will conclude with the interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
In lieu of flowers consider donating to a favorite charity of Dorothy's: The Little Sisters of the Poor who are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious. Their mission is to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion care and a home where they will be welcomed as Christ.
Donations in memory of Dorothy Milton may be sent to: Development Office, Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main St., Providence RI 02860 or at www.littlesistersofthepoorpawtucket.org/donate.