Dorothy Ann “Dottie” Trado, 87, of Taneytown, MD, died peacefully on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Lorien Taneytown. Born April 10, 1934 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Bender) Rafferty.
Dottie was a secretary at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. She retired from NIH following several years of service. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Taneytown, then St. John Catholic Church in Westminster. She enjoyed playing Bingo and dominos, swimming, walking, and riding her bike. She loved spending time with family.
Surviving are her children, Eileen Rambo of Hanover, PA, Donna Trado of Taneytown, William Trado and wife Diane of Rehoboth, DE, Christopher Trado of Elkridge, and Patricia Coman and husband David of Phoenix, AZ; sister, Mary Rafferty of Monsey, NY; 12 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, John “Jackie” Rafferty, who passed in August of 1965.
A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD, with the Rev. Mark Bialek officiating. Immediate family will proceed for private burial following services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dottie’s name to the charity of one’s choice.