Cover photo for Frances  Mary  Dorsey's Obituary
Frances  Mary  Dorsey Profile Photo

Frances Mary Dorsey

d. October 7, 2021

Frances Mary Dorsey was born Nov. 21 to Thomas & Alice McTighe in Pennsylvania. She was
a twin to Ann Marie and younger sister to Jeannie & Thomas. The family moved to New Jersey
shortly thereafter and eventually to Compon, Ca. At the age of 17, Frances began what would
be a nearly 50 year career at Pacific Bell. In 1957 while out with her girlfriends she came
across a handsome sailor from North Carolina. Talmadge the country boy & Frances the city girl
fell hard & fast in love, marrying in Sept. 1958. They spent nearly 41 years growing their family
and unique love story. They welcomed daughters Lorrie Ann & Becky, followed by Brian eight
years later. In her 60s she attended the University of Redlands & obtained her bachelor's
degree in Business. Frances was the quintessential matriarch of her family; reveling in the joys
& milestones of her children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren. When her beloved Tal
passed in 1999 it was very difficult for her. She put her trust in the Lord & pushed through. She
was very involved in her church as a Eucharistic Minister & member of the bereavement
committee. At one point, she attended mass every day. Frances is preceded in death by her
soul mate "guess who" Bennett T. Dorsey, her parents, and her siblings. She is survived by her
children Lorrie Ann (Steve), Rebecca, Brian (Jennifer); ten grandchildren: Jayson (Amanda),
Jennifer (Tim), Jaquelyn (Ethan), Jonathan (Brittany), Nolan, Megan, Emily, Bennett, Jack, Cara;
nine great-grandchildren: Dylan, Hudson, Samuel, Frances (her namesake), Penelope, Hannah,
Noella, Jonnie Ann, Judah; many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and her beloved dog Seamus.
Frances loved God immensely, her family wholeheartedly, and her friends loyally. She "never
met a stranger" & considered her friends to be extended family. She loved spending time
chatting, laughing, & hearing about others. She will be greatly missed but her legacy continues
on through the many who loved her.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Frances Mary Dorsey, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Pacific time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree