Dorothy Louise “Dottie Lou” (Barrett) Boyle, age 74

of North Weymouth

Dorothy Louise “Dottie Lou” (Barrett) Boyle, age 74

Dorothy Louise “Dottie Lou” (Barrett) Boyle, age 74, died peacefully, Thursday, June 15, 2023, at South Shore Hospital, in the comfort of her loving family.

Dottie was born in Quincy, to the late Elmer J. and Delia M. (DeCristofaro) Barrett. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1966.

She lived in North Weymouth for more than fifty years. She raised her three girls in their home on the ocean, enjoying amazing sunsets and many cookouts with family and friends over the years.

Dottie was employed as a school bus driver for the Quincy Public Schools for twenty-five years.

Dottie enjoyed many trips over the years to her second home in Naples, Florida. She also enjoyed trips to the casino, and playing golf with her late husband, Harry. Most of all, Dottie relished spending time with family and friends, and supporting the many activities and accomplishments of her daughters and grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late Henry P. “Harry” Boyle.

Devoted mother of Lisa M. DeThomaso and her fiancé Eric Lamothe of Weymouth, Amy L. DeThomaso of Braintree, Jill A. Berry and her husband Michael of Weymouth, and step mother of Paul Boyle and his wife Susan of Scotland.

Loving grandmother of Aaron, Zachary, Emma, and Delia.

Dear sister of Noreen R. Mastroianni and her late husband Louis, J. Christopher Barrett and his wife Beverly, Thomas S. Barrett, and the late Vincent E. Barrett, and her sister-in-law, Elinore Barrett.

She was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Doreen C. Barrett, and nephew, Steven V. Barrett.

She also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends ranging from childhood in Germantown, to co-workers at the bus yard and all of the places and years in between.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, June 22, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Joseph’s Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy, on Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dottie’s memory may be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715 (, or the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 (


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  • My sweetest, most trusted best friend! Life will surely not be the same without you. We did everything together for 50 years, both naughty and nice. LOL I’ll miss our golf games, Casino visits, and floating on noodles in my pool. You for truly a gem Dorothy Louise! Dearly loved missed and prayed for. Donna Marie

  • We will miss you forever my friend, Lisa, Amy and Jill she loved you so very much and was so proud of you all she is finally reunited with Harry for that I am happy ❤️
    Thank you for being my friend Dorothy Louise!
    Judith Elaine

  • We will miss her dearly, but never forget her. She was a very special friend, I have hundreds of great memories with her (& Harry) and she will have a place in my heart forever. 💔😰😇 love ya sweetie

  • I have so many fond and mostly funny memories of Dottie from childhood right into my adult years. She had a quick wit that kept people laughing and on their toes. Dottie leaves behind a beautiful legacy in her family and all of the people who were lucky to know her. Rest peacefully Dottie – you will be missed.

  • OMG, what to say. I worked with Dottie for QPS, she drove bus I watched the kids. I absolutely loved Dottie and loved to work with her. We both did our jobs taking care t of the kids. And had a ball doing it. We would laugh, cry and all the in between things. Most of the time with a thoughtful statement and encouragement when one or the other were going through time. I considered Dottie a good friend in and out of work. You have fought your good fight now rest and be with Harry❤️

  • Jill and family, so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I hope you find comfort in happy family memories with your Mom. May she rest in peace.

  • Sincere condolences and sympathy on Dottie’s death. A wonderful woman who loved her family so much. The girls and grandchildren will miss her as will her immediate family and friends

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking about you all during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Deepest sympathy, Amy Trethewey Dolan