Dorothy Elizabeth Erdie


Dorothy originally hailed from North Jersey. She and her husband, Edward planned for living for a short time in East Greenwich to help an Aunt. But then they forgot to leave. Clarksboro became their home for 60 plus years.
Her baking was top notch, especially her apple and peach pies. Dorothy was a sewer, crafter, artist, and ceramic maker and mostly used her talents for others. When a daughter married Dorothy made the bride’s gown and the wedding party’s dresses.
In her younger years she and her husband were active with the Mantua VFW spending afternoons playing a little pinochle and cheering the races at Garden state track. Recent years have found her enjoying Westerns and old movies with her dog Candy to keep her company. She and her UPS driver were on a first name basis: QVC kept him busy.
A young Dorothy went out on a date with a young guy from their hangout. It didn’t go particularly well but the young man’s brother asked if he could take Dorothy out. The late Edward was the match she’d always looked for. They were blessed with daughters; Phyllis Greco and Patricia Lehman. She was pre deceased by an infant Stephanie. Survivors include 5 grandchildren: Bryan and Stephen Magsam, Robert and Daniel Lehman and her favorite granddaughter, Deanna Greco, 4 great grandchildren, a sister, Maryjane Ebaugh, and dear friends, Dan, Joyce, Domenick, Matthew and Jeannette.
Come celebrate 80 great years Thursday from 10 am at St. Joseph’s Church, Broad St., Swedesboro where Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 am. Burial St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. Tell a great story about Dorothy at

5 thoughts on “Dorothy Elizabeth Erdie

  1. Beverly Ebaugh Kent

    My dear Aunt Dorothy was an inspiration to everyone. She was a gracious, generous, and kind person. She was skilled artist. I will always cherish the beautiful white ceramic Christmas tree with green lights she made for me and Ray, my husband. Our families enjoyed many summers in Wildwood, NJ. My most memorable trip was to Disney World, where she, Uncle Eddie, Mom and Dad celebrated Ray’s birthday.
    I remember the fun and laughs we enjoyed during the dinners at the Hawaiian luau and the Western lodge. She was my favorite Aunt and I will miss her very much.

  2. Joyce Ann Gruber

    I guess I was around 10 years old when we moved to clarksboro Dot was always good to our family my brotherpassedaway around two years ago he had still lived in the same little house and that made it around 45 years I still have seen dot everyday it was either to go to the hair dresser or get her nails done or to the doctor or just to sit there with her and candie her dog which she love so much I will miss dot so much my heart is broken she was so good to me and everyone that she knew I think we were all blessed to know her

  3. Rhonda Lyons

    I came to know Dot through my friend Phyllis. She was a dear, sweet woman. You could tell, even though she was soft spoken, she was very wise and witty. I remember spending time with Dot and Eddie in Florida one summer with Phyllis and Domenick. They both made me laugh out loud and you could tell that they had a marriage that was strong beyond words, even though Eddie teased Dottie. I’m sure she was loved by many and will be missed. Dottie appeared to have a well lived life and her years with us should be celebrated. Dottie, YOU WILL BE MISSED.

  4. Jenn Brown

    We will miss Dot’s visits to the salon, she was a special lady. I always enjoyed seeing her and having one of our chats. She loved her friends and family and of course her little dog, Candie. Dot enjoyed the little things in life and was loved by many. She was funny and no one ever complemented me like her. I’ll miss you Dot, and so sorry you had to go so soon.

  5. Mary Jane Ebaugh

    Dot & I grew up together, not knowing each would take a different road in life. But we knew we had each other to count on. As the years went by we shared vacations to Wildwood, Grand Caymen & the Bahamas.
    Also, attending many family affairs. I will miss her smile, and the way she laughed. The memories we shared will live forever in my heart.

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