A. Dorothy "Dotsy" McCarraher

Nov 11 1932
Mar 5 2020
87 Years
Frankford, DE

Agnes Dorothy "Dotsy" McCarraher, 87, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Brandywine Living in Fenwick Island, DE.  She was the widow of the late Wilmer "Sonny" McCarraher who passed in 2018.  Born in Coatesville she was the daughter of the late Joseph Melicher and Mary Polakovic Melicher.

She was a 1950 graduate of Scott High School and worked as a cosmetologist.  Dorothy loved reading, dancing and most importantly spending time with her family. She was also an artist.

She is survived by her children; Linda, wife of Francis Panik, of Ephrata, Michael, husband of Karla McCarraher, of Virginia Beach, VA, Patricia Whiteman of Fenwick Island, DE, Mary, wife of Steven Maxwell, of Coatesville, and Mark, husband of Patricia McCarraher, of Coatesville, 15 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by siblings, Joseph and Robert Melicher.

Memorial services will be held at a future date due to the current pandemic. Information will be posted here at a future date when decided upon by the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

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Memorial services will be held at a future date due to the current pandemic.


Linda and other family members, I am so sorry for the loss of your lovely mother and grandmother. Know that you will be my thoughts and prayers as you journey through this sad time. May God bless and comfort you all! 




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When I saw the photo of "Dotsy" a wealth of memories came back to me.  Her smile was ever present whether we were at the beach campground or sitting in what we called her beauty shop.  I can picture my mom heading out the door as she was on her way to Dotsy's, and then going there myself so she could fix my hair for my wedding.  She was a special lady.  Your family will be in my prayers.   Denise


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