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Dorothy Shovlin

Obituary of Dorothy V Shovlin

Myrtle Beach, SC---Dorothy V. Shovlin, 87, of 4513 Planters Row Way, Myrtle Beach, formerly of Oneida, passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 20, 2019, in the Embrace Hospice House.


Dorothy was born on November 28, 1931, in Brooklyn, the daughter of Harold and Dorothy Ross Wilson.  Dorothy married John J. Shovlin in Elkton, MD on September 15, 1951 and they raised their four children James, Joseph, Theresa and Neal in Seaford, NY. Dorothy had many roles, wife, mother, and assistant to many doctor’s offices, she attended school in New York City where she aspired to be a nurse.


She and her husband lived in Oneida for several years and she moved to Myrtle Beach in 2016 after the passing of her husband who died on August 12, 2015.


Surviving are her four children; James B. Shovlin, of Oneida, Joseph A. (Debra) Shovlin, of Myrtle Beach, SC, Theresa Ann (William) Giangarra, of Northport, NY and Neal P. (Kerry) Shovlin, of Lincoln University, PA; a sister; Marcella Wilson, of Wooster, MA, a brother; Harold Wilson, of Venice, FL, 11 grandchildren; Kara (Sean) Patterson, Brian (Tiffany) Shovlin, Tyler Shovlin, Victoria Dattoli, Heather Dattoli, John (Maura) Shovlin, Kristy (Joseph) Campagnolo, Kathleen (Andrew) Mienkiewicz, Elizabeth Giangarra, Megan Shovlin and Eathan Shovlin; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Special thanks go to Joseph & Debra Shovlin, Robert Anthony, Heartland & Embrace Hospice house who cared for Dorothy through her transition into the afterlife.

We will forever carry the memories of Dorothy in our hearts. A poem from Emily Mathews:


                                 – Our memories build a special bridge –

                                    When loved ones have to part

                                    To help us feel were with them still

                                    And soothe a grieving heart

                                    They span the years and warm our lives

                                    Preserving ties that bind

                                    Our memories build a special bridge

                                    And bring us peace of mind


Graveside services will be held in the spring in Arlington National Cemetery where she along with her husband, John, will be laid to rest.  There are no calling hours.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., 342 Main St., Oneida. 

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