Thayer public library assistant with local survivor

Published in the November 23, 2016 edition

BRAINTREE — Dorothy Alexandra (Wallace) Belcher, 89, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School and also took banking courses. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Braintree. Dorothy had been an administrative assistant at the Braintree Cooperative Bank where she had been a secretary to the presidents of the bank. She later became the Principal Library Assistant at the Thayer Public Library in Braintree.

Dorothy was the wife of the late Paul William Belcher who passed away in 1963. She was the loving mother of Kathi-Elizabeth Laliberte, wife of Wilfrid Laliberte of Clinton. She is survived by a brother, Leslie Wallace of North Reading and a sister, Elizabeth Jean Chapman of Scottsdale, Ariz. Dorothy was the loving grandmother of Marie–Therese Laliberte of Smithfield, R.I. and Elise–Noelle, married to John K. Arpin of Warwick, R.I. Her memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church in Braintree on Friday, Nov. 18. The Reverend Robert Killeffer officiated. Burial was private.

Memorial donations may be sent to the First Baptist Church, 594 Washington St., Braintree MA 02184. Arrangements by the Peck Funeral Homes of Braintree and Weymouth.