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Obituary: Dorothy (Langworthy) Belida, 86

Mar 22, 2015 04:18PM ● By Bill Gilman

Dorothy (Langworthy) Belida, 86,

NORTH CAROLINA - Mrs. Dorothy (Langworthy) Belida, 86, formerly of Tewksbury passed away Tuesday March 17th at The Covington in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dorothy was born December 22, 1928 in Lowell, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy (Swain) Langworthy and loving wife of forty four years to the late Anthony Belida.

Dorothy was educated through the Dracut school system. She moved to Tewksbury when she married her husband Anthony in 1953 and was a resident for over fifty years until she moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2012 to live with her daughter Dawn and her husband Jerry McCarthy.

She received her certification at Lowell Academy for Hairdressers and began a career in hairdressing by opening a hair salon on Bridge Street in Lowell. Dorothy relocated her business in 1953 to her home in Tewksbury where she owned and operated Dorothy’s Beauty Center.

Dorothy was a member of the Tewksbury Congregational Church for over fifty years, and was a member of Ladies Aid. She also was a member of the Tewksbury Women’s Walking Club. She loved to walk, play cards, cheer on the Red Sox and share time with her family and her many customers. Dorothy truly enjoyed spending summers at the cottage in York Beach Maine. And she was one heck of a cook!

After many years of fighting her battles with illnesses, God saw her getting tired so HE came and wrapped his arms around her body and took her home.

She is survived by her daughter, Dawn McCarthy and her husband Jerry, of Raleigh, N.C., a son, Robert Belida and his wife Sharon of N. Billerica; and four grandchildren, Michael Roux, Nicole Pedersen, Liz O’Leary and Joey Roux.She also leaves nine great grandchildren.

BELIDA - Visiting hours are Tuesday, March 24th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm in the TEWKSBURY FUNERAL HOME, corner of 1 Dewey St and 975 Main St (Rt38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, phone(800 in MA or 978) 851-2950. Her Funeral will begin Wednesday, March 25th at 9:30am from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30am in the Tewksbury Congregational Church, 10 East St. Tewksbury. Burial will be in Tewksbury Cemetery. For directions or condolences, please visit,

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