Dorothy H. Watters

January 7, 1928 - April 16, 2016
Brighton, MI



Thursday, April 21, 2016
2:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Turowski Life Story Funeral Homes
Livonia, West of Middlebelt
30200 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 525-9020

Rosary 7pm

Driving Directions


Friday, April 22, 2016
11:00 AM EDT
St Genevieve-St Maurice Parish
29015 Jamison
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 427-5220

In State 10:15am

Life Story / Obituary


Dorothy H. Watters was a loving wife, devoted mother, caring grandmother and faithful friend. Her days were marked by wonderful travels around the world, as well as a deep commitment and compassion to helping others in need. Her warm memories will forever be engraved on the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

During an era that saw the large-scale boom of automobiles, telephones and motion pictures, as well as unprecedented industrial growth and significant changes in our nation’s culture, Sylvester and Antoinette Kollins welcomed the arrival of their only precious daughter, Dorothy on January 7, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan.

Growing up during our nation’s toughest economic times with nearly half of the country’s banks already failing and millions of Americans without jobs, Dorothy loved to visit her father at the bakery where he worked and pitch in beside her mother and grandmother at the family store.

Dorothy was proud to have acquired the ability to both read and write fluently in Polish and also mastered the accordion. Valuing education, she attended Redford High School in Detroit where during a special ceremony she met the love of her life, James A. Watters. Together, she and James would raise their wonderful and only son James E. named after his father. Dorothy had a professional career that began working as an operator with Michigan Bell. Later, she retired as an analyst manager with AT&T. A woman with a strong sense of family, she loved to share time and care for her mother, Antoinette and the family’s beloved pet Boxer, Taffy.

Their son Jim’s marriage to his loving wife, Marcia richly blessed Dorothy and her late husband with beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she cherished. Dorothy enjoyed many years of bowling, golf, playing Bridge, surfing the Internet and completing Crossword puzzles. She modeled a lifetime of community service through her involvement in many organizations, especially the Livonia Goodfellows where she volunteered her time to help provide a bit of holiday cheer for needy children in the Livonia area. Sadly, Dorothy passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 leaving behind a rich legacy of love and fond memories.

Dorothy H. Watters, passed away at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late James A. Loving mother of Jim (Marcia). Dearest Grandmother of Erica Lynn (Brian) Braunscheidel and Stephanie Lauren (Neil) Bratcher. Dearest Great Grandmother of Elaina Raye, Cadence Lucille and Claire Kathleen. Visitation Thursday 2-8 with rosary 7pm at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home 30200 Five Mile (Between Middlebelt & Merriman). Instate Friday 10:15 am until Mass 11AM at St. Genevieve-St. Maurice Parish 29015 Jamison (East of Middlebelt). Interment Parkview Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to Livonia Goodfellows. You may share memories and sign the guest book at www.TurowskiLifeStory.com