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Dorothy Jones Richardson

Aug 10, 2011

Dotty Richardson

Dorothy (Dotty) Jones Richardson died at home in Lutherville, Md. on June 28. She was 86.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1924, raised in Baltimore, graduating from the Bryn Mawr School in 1943. She attended Bryn Mawr College and majored in economics. She believed in and worked tirelessly for a variety of social causes, including Planned Parenthood and the United Way of Baltimore.

She first visited Sanibel in 1962 and began dividing her time between Maryland and Sanibel in 1984. In addition to travel, she loved visiting the J.N. “Ding” Darling NWR and was an active participant in Current Events and Wise Women.

She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy W. R. Messenger, of Lexington Park, Md., and her son, William R. Richardson Jr., of Annapolis, Md., and three grandchildren. A memorial service was held on July 12 in Baltimore.

Contributions can be made in her honor to two charities near and dear to her heart F.I.S.H. of Sanibel and the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Fort Myers.