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Derry, NH — Dorothea (Dodo) Reams Cullen, 92, originally of Greenwood, Mass., lately of Derry, N.H., passed away on May 31, 2014 in Derry, surrounded by her loving family. Born Aug. 7, 1921 to Olive (Mann) and Walter Reams and married 65 years to G. Albert Cullen Jr. of Wakefield, Mass., she was a graduate of Wakefield High School and Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, Mass. A Navy Ensign Nurse USR NC., she spent a career as an RN in Connecticut and Massachusetts institutions while raising four boys.

She is survived by her husband, four children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her two sisters. She lived most of her life in the Wakefield-Reading, Mass. and central Florida areas, where she was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Lake Placid. She moved to New Hampshire to be near family.

ARRANGEMENTS: There was a brief graveside service at McClary Cemetery, Center Hill Road, Epsom, N.H. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, http://www.alz.org/manh/in_my_community_donate.asp, or donate by phone at 800-272-3900, or donate by mail at Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. In N.H.: Alzheimer's Association, Five Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 5, 2014
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