Amesbury — Dolores I. (Boudreau) DeNapoli, of Amesbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dolores was born February 6, 1932, in Leominster, MA, and was the daughter of the late Alban and Bertha (Brideau) Boudreau.
Dolores attended the Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson, N.H., and was a graduate of Gardner High, Gardner, MA. She received her nursing training at St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Lowell, MA. While working as a psychiatric nurse at Gardner State Hospital, she met her future husband, Jorge, a member of the psychiatric staff. They settled and raised their four children in Andover, MA. She then devoted her time to her family and the community. She was an active member of many volunteer and service activities, including working as a school nurse. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Ladies of Merrimack and a member of the November Club. Her hobbies included many artistic endeavors, such as decoupage and creating floral arrangements. Her greatest joys were traveling in Europe and South America and spending time with family and friends, especially in Argentina and Aruba.
Dolores is survived by her loving husband of nearly 56 years, Jorge H. DeNapoli, MD, of Amesbury; her loving children, son, Tiki of VT; daughters, Deirdre and her husband, Peter Dunn, MD, of No. Andover, and Melissa and her husband, CB Barrett, of Newport, RI; her 9 grandchildren, Jeanne, J. Spencer II, and Stephan DeNapoli; Matthew, Chandler, Morgan, and Madison Dunn; Domenic and Nina DeNapoli. She also leaves her brother, Norman Boudreau and his wife, Carol, of Fitchburg, MA; her sister, Louise Maillet and her husband, Aurele, of Nashua, NH; and many nieces and nephews. Dolores was predeceased by her son, J. Spencer DeNapoli and her brothers, Raymond, Robert, and Clarence Boudreau.