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Dorothy Long (Martin)

Served Everett with distinction, loved family

Dorothy Long (Martin) passed away on August 5 at the Massachusetts Gener- al Hospital. Dot was a life- long resident of Everett. She graduated from Everett High School and the Malden School of Business. She was accredited in American Sign Language by Boston University. She worked at H&R Block for 30 years and retired as District Manager.

She was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Malden where she served on the Finance Board, Building Council, taught Sunday School and was a food pantry volunteer. Dot also served as an original member of the North Shore Black Women’s Association.

She was passionate about volunteer work and contributing to her community. In the past, she served on the Board of Directors for the Devens School, the Malden YMCA and the Mystic Valley Elder Services. She was also an Election Warden for the city of Everett. She was also a member of the Everett School Committee and a member of
the City’s Diversity and Equity Task Force.

In 2009, she was elected Commissioner to the Everett Charter Commission, where
she and her fellow members modernized and rewrote the City’s constitution.

In 2016 Dot was recognized for her years of community service and activism and was presented with City Council Citation. In 2018 she was honored at Gillette Stadium as a “Patriots Difference Maker” for her volunteer commitment to Housing Families, Inc where she dedicated 16 years tutoring homeless children. Helping children and their families brought her such joy.

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