Dorothy Hope (Henley) Guillotte

April 30, 1930 ~ October 23, 2021 (age 91)


Dorothy Hope Guillotte, 91, of Providence RI passed away peacefully on October 23rd with 5 of her 7 children around her.  Born in Providence to the late Oran and Anna ( Coulie ) Henley, she is pre-deceased by her husband of 61 years, Henry Guillotte and survived by her 7 children: David, Elizabeth Camp, Diane Fournier, Paul, Mary Wise, Marc, and Charles, 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, her sister Anne Salisbury and pre-deceased by her 5 siblings, Billy, Corrine, Buddy, Marie and Phillip.

Dot, or Bobbie as her siblings called her met Hank, the love of her life in 1954.  It was a love that would survive 61 years and 7 kids.

She was the heart of her family and extended family, hosting holiday dinners for 40 to 50 people and inviting friends and anyone else who didn’t have a place to go.  Her pies were to die for.

She was devoted to her children, convinced they were all beautiful geniuses, and she made sure they had every opportunity to learn and grow.  

She was a gifted seamstress, sewing much of her children’s clothes including mother, daughter, daughter, daughter dresses.   She was very creative.  For Christmas gifts one year she sewed giant fabric animals for each child including a six-foot alligator and a dayglo lion shaped as a giant cube.

In her later years, Dot decided to go back to college and get her degree.  She majored in fine arts and found enormous joy with painting, drawing, pottery, sculpting, and weaving.  She gradated from Rhode Island College in 1982.

 Dot’s warm heart touched so many people.  The world has lost a bright soul with her passing.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday November 13th at St. Thomas Church, 65 Fruit Hill Avenue in Providence.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care 1085 North Main Street Providence, RI 02904 in her memory would be appreciated.


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Mass of Christian Burial
November 13, 2021

11:00 AM
Saint Thomas Church
65 Fruit Hill Avenue
North Providence, RI 02909


Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island
1085 North Main Street, Providence RI 02904

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