SHELDON — Dorothy E.  Ovitt, age 87, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 24, 2015 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans surrounded by her family.

She was born June 8, 1928 in Franklin the daughter of the late Thomas and Della (Wright) Tatro.

Dorothy was a resident of Sheldon most of her life and worked out of her home as a seamstress for many years. She was involved in many activities including 8/40 meetings, and the American Legion Auxiliary Sheldon Post #88. She also looked forward to her outings with the “Birthday Girls”. She enjoyed visiting her friends that were camping and always arrived with the marshmallows to roast, shopping (Dollar Store and Christmas Tree Shops), going out to eat, spending time with her wonderful neighbors and most importantly she loved to visit with her family who affectionately called her Grandma Dort. In her younger years she enjoyed deep-sea fishing in Maine.

She is survived by her husband Richard Ovitt of Sheldon. Dorothy and Richard were married on Feb. 6, 1971. She is also survived by her children and their spouses, Brian and Cathy Danyow of Sheldon, Steven and Judy Danyow of Franklin and Karen and Richard Sweet of Sheldon; her grandchildren, Shirley Lunna and her husband, Deric, of Sheldon and their children, Isaac, Isaiah, Callia, Bonni and Quentin, Sara Rutanhira and her boyfriend, Nick, of Sheldon and their children, Nyasha, Storm and Echo, Jed Danyow and his fiancé, Amanda King, of Rutland and their children, Adelynn and Cadence, Amanda Hart and her boyfriend, Jason Kennison, of Franklin and their children, Theresa, Erika and Charles, Jessie Danyow and his wife, Arielle, of Sheldon and their children, Devyen and Brittany, Luke Danyow and his wife, Jennifer of Sheldon and their children, Brian, Donovan and Timothy, Otis Danyow and his daughter, Breanna, of Sheldon, John Danyow of Franklin and Renee Danyow of Franklin; her brother, John Tatro of Sheldon; her brother-in-law, Wesley Ovitt and his wife, Maxine, of Sheldon; her sister-in-law, Shirley King and her partner, Mary Frye, of N.C.; many nieces and nephews; and her faithful pets, Midget the dog and Patches the cat. Besides her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her sister, Margaret Hendrick.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.

For those who wish, contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Dorothy’s family on-line through