Dorothy Harrington was "an expert in all things Salem."
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An appreciation: Dorothy Harrington left her own mark

BEVERLY — Dorothy (Leahy) Harrington died from colon cancer at her home in Beverly, on Feb. 24. 

Born Sept. 24, 1937, in Danvers, Dottie Leahy would make both an immediate and lasting impact on the world. There was an 11-year difference between Dot and her only sibling, Richard, and, according to Dot, her parents "never really knew what to make of me." She was an empathic, often exuberant, person for whom life was often an adventure — or a comedy. 

Dot grew up in North Salem, remaining an expert in all things Salem. She frequented the city's basketball and tennis courts, often preferring to play with the boys. 


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