Dorothy “Dody” Archer, 96, of Mountainside, N.J., passed away peacefully at Juniper Village in Chatham Township on January 6, 2013. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Presbyterian Church of Westfield on Saturday, January 12, at 10 AM. Born the youngest of four sisters in Flushing, Long Island, Dody attended the Scoville School in Manhattan and then earned a BA at Hollins College in Roanoke, VA. She married Wilson Butler Archer on May 10, 1941. They moved to Westfield in 1950 where Dody became engaged with several volunteer activities including especially the Presbyterian Church of Westfield where she ultimately became and Elder with a particular interest in preserving the Revolutionary Cemetery. Other interests included the Westfield Garden Club, the Westfield Day Care Center, the Westfield Historical Society and the Children’s Specialized Hospital. With a nearly constant smile in her eyes Dody was deliberate with her expression, competitive at the bridge table, keenly practical in her planning and genuinely affectionate of family and of so many friends. She was pre-deceased by her husband and survived by two daughters, Marian Archer Haworth of Centennial, CO, and Maida Archer Tansey of Short Hills, NJ. She has seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
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