Dorothy Burst, 63, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died at home on September 11 following chronic complications of Type 1 diabetes. She was a former resident of North Falmouth.
She was the wife of Curtis Jeffrey Burst, to whom she was married 25 years.
Raised in Weymouth, she was a 1975 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Kingston. The daughter of Martin and Dorothy (Bradshaw) Mahoney, she spent many summer seasons with her family in North Falmouth; she would eventually settle there as a year-round resident to raise her own family before relocating to Boulder, Colorado.
Ms. Burst was an avid reader throughout her life, and an accomplished cook and baker. She loved playing board games, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, volunteering and visiting the public library. A Harley-Davidson enthusiast, she shared her passion of riding and the open road with family and friends. After nearly two decades of mountain adventures at the family cabin in Westcliffe, Colorado, she more recently enjoyed traveling cross-country in a 40-foot motor home.
She leaves three children in Colorado, Elizabeth (Everett) Ammerman of Longmont, Bridget (Everett) Erickson of Johnstown, and William P. Everett III of Denver; three stepchildren, Ronny Burst, Renae (Burst) Birnell and Sara (Burst) Rotunno, all of Colorado Springs; her sisters, Patricia Drusin of Carver, Sally Adams of Falmouth, Mary MacDonald of Falmouth and Martha Mahoney-Wilson of Seekonk; a brother, William Mahoney of Falmouth; 12 grandchildren; and a large extended family.
She was predeceased by two brothers and a sister, Martin B. Mahoney Jr., Brian B. Mahoney and Pamela McElroy.
A celebration of her life will be Friday, October 22, at 1 PM at Cappadona Funeral Home, 1020 East Fillmore Street in Colorado Springs.