Dorothy "Doffie" Arnold of Concord, MA, died May 29, 2018, at 94. Doffie was a well-loved matriarch of her family, guiding the values of the generations that came after her with the fiery love, honesty, loyalty, and uniquely glamorous outfits that can only come from a confidence in one's self. She had a way of gently touching those around her -- an innate ability to listen and to make others feel valued.
Dorothy's legacy includes a collection of art that showcase's her ability to energize a canvas with a unique and expressive sense of motion for which she was perhaps best known. She was most at home surrounded by her tubes of acrylic paint, humming quietly to an opera rarely appreciated by her grandchildren at the time. Through her wealth of talent and the generosity of those around her, her art now lives throughout Boston and beyond from the deCordova Museum, to the Massachusetts General Hospital, to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, to the furthest reaches of California and Europe.
She is survived by two daughters and one son, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She joins her late husband, David Arnold Jr., where together they can finally answer their favorite question to each other "When have you ever had a better time?"
Her life will be celebrated at Trinity Church in Concord, 81 Elm St.,Concord at 11 AM on Friday, July 27, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to:
The Umbrella Community Arts Center
40 Stow Street
Concord, MA 01742