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“my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family at such a difficult time, may god heal your pain. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: kristine wells - derry, NH

“Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. (James 4:8) ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Mario

“My condolences and sympathy for the whole family. Her passing brings about good memories. The Slaven top of the hill home was open to everybody. ...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Paul Tierney - MA - Neighbor

“Cheryl, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. All my love and prayers. Regards, Sue Trocki ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Trocki - Salem, MA - Coworker

“We are so very sorry for your loss I remember her a a sweet loveable woman I have your family in my thoughts and prayers God Bless you all ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jim and Kristin Buck and family - MA

“Cheryl, Michael and Larry, Condolences. George O'Brine ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: George O'Brine - Salem, MA

“My sincere sympathy to Dot's family, especially her daughter-in-law, Cathy, who was so kind to Dot at Goldentones' practices and performances. Dot...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Richmond (from the "Goldentones") - MA

“My deepest condolences to the entire Slaven family. Growing up next door to the Slavens' on Gallows Hill, I knew Dorothy as a kind and considerate...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Paula Gauthier Keene - Salem, MA

“To the Slaven Family: I am deeply sorry for Dorothy passing. I cannot make the visiting hours or funeral I just got out major surgery at MGH. Your...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: John T. Scanlan - Salem, MA

“Mike and Cathy. So sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady. Thinking of you. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Kevin and Susan Palanski - Nashua, NH

“Mike and Family We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Our hearts go out to you and your entire family. Love and prayers always. Love...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Paul and Vicki Dorothy - Old Lyme, CT

“Rest in peace Dorothy. You have earned it ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Art

“Larry and Sally I am so sorry for your loss...another angel was added ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Carole and mike wiltse - Rockford, IL

SALEM- Mrs. Dorothy M. (Lendall) Slaven 89, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Lawrence C. Slaven Sr., died Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Ledgewood Nursing Home in Beverly.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Henry J. and May "Belle" (Riley) Lendall. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School.

Mrs. Slaven had been employed with the New England Telephone Company at its Norman Street location for over 25 years until the time of her retirement.

A lifelong resident of the City of Salem, Dorothy was devoted to her family. She was active at the Salem Senior Center and was a member of the Aging Golden Tones choral group. She was an honorary life member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 18 in Salem. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great, great grandmother, Dorothy will be deeply missed.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Grocki and her husband John of Salem and Brenda White and her husband Kevin of Harrison, Maine, her sons, Lawrence Slaven Jr and his wife Sally of Peabody and Michael Slaven and his wife Cathy of Salem, her nineteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. She was the mother of Roger, Kenneth and Jeffrey Slaven and grandmother of the late Adam Slaven.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held in The O'Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem, Wednesday, March 9th at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours Tuesday, March 8th from 4 to 8 P.M.. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit