Deaths Death Notices
SISTER H. DOROTHY TOWNSELL, BVM,
SISTER H. DOROTHY TOWNSELL, BVM - Died Friday, March 18, 2016, in Dubuque, IA. Dorothy was born in Streator, IL, on July 20, 1912, to William and Clara Whalen Townsell. She entered the BVM congregation in 1932. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; brothers James T., William, Edward and Leo; and sisters Marie Townsell and Irene O'Brien. She is survived by sisters Catherine Voisinet, Pensacola, FL, Mildred Willett (John) Elma, NY; sister-in-law Aileen Townsell, Amherst, NY; many nieces and nephews; and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with whom she shared life for 83 years.