Dorothy Gloria Carlson Fearn was born Dorothy Gloria Hiney on Sutton Place in NYC on September 27, 1922. She grew up in Elmhurst, NY and attended Newtown High School there. Her father, Martin Hiney, was a first generation Irishman who served in WW1, and her mother, Amalia Rebak, was a first generation Hungarian. Her brother, Edmond, born in 1924, was a member of the 10th Mt. Division and was killed in action on Mt Belvedere in Northern Italy in the closing months of WW2.
She met her first husband, Theodore Carlson, in NYC before his deployment to the European theater in 1944. They were married in 1946 and moved to Ft Wayne, Indiana where they lived until 1951 and their children Barbara Randazzo (of Deer Park, NY) and Edmond Carlson (of Altamonte Springs, Fl) were born. In 1951 they moved to New Hyde Park, NY, where Richard Carlson (of Bernards Township, NJ) and Deborah Gallo (of Bernardsville, NJ) were born.
In 1979 Dorothy and Theodore moved to Winter Springs, FL. After the death of Theodore in 1987, Dorothy married Arthur Fearn in 1989 and they enjoyed 10 years together before Arthur passed away. In 2014 Dorothy moved to NJ and most recently was a resident of Sunrise Senior Living in Madison, NJ.
Dorothy was a devoted mother, grandmother to 8, and great grandmother to 12. Her 13th grandchild will be born in June. She enjoyed nothing more than spending as much time as possible with family and friends.
Dorothy was a homemaker. Both in in NY and Florida she started volunteering and also working part time at various small businesses near home. She was a long time volunteer and employee for the Nassau County Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society in NY. While in Florida she volunteered as a substitute teacher and at the Winter Springs public library.
She passed away peacefully in Morristown Medical Center after a short illness. A mass in her honor will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bernardsville, NJ on Thursday April 26 at 11AM.
If one measure of a rich life well lived is devoted friendship and close family, Dorothy died wealthy, indeed. She was loved.