Dorothea K. Redden obituary – Bucks County Courier Times


Dorothea K. Redden

Langhorne – Dorothea K. Redden of Langhorne passed away on Sunday December 19, 2021 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA, at the age of 96.

Dorothea was a devout Catholic, a generous aunt, a gracious friend, and a loving wife, sister and daughter. Daughter of the late Joseph and Kathaleen Dallas and widow of John Redden. Dorothea is survived by her older brother, Joseph J. Dallas and his wife Anne, as well as her younger sister Grace Bryson and several nieces, nephews and great and great-nieces and nephews. Her younger sister, Eleanor Dallas predeceased her in 2018.

Born in Philadelphia, Dorothea graduated from St. Hubert High School, Class of 1943. Shortly after graduating, she went to work for Bell Telephone as an operator.

As a requirement of her job, they insisted she have a phone at home so she could call her at work, prompting her family to get their very first phone.

She then went to work for the Federal Government at the Navy Depot, where she met her late husband and the love of her life, John (Jack) Redden. Dorothea and her husband were married on April 14, 1951 and remained married until his death in 1982.

Dorothea and Jack retired from Navy Depot in 1971 and moved to Florida. After Jack’s sudden death in 1982. Dorothea temporarily moved to Philadelphia to help her sister Eleanor care for their father until his death in 1983. Dorothea then returned to Cape Coral, Florida and remained there until 2015, when she then returned to Pennsylvania to help take care of him. for his sister Eleanor and to be closer to his family.

Dorothea has resided in Langhorne for the past 6 years and has enjoyed attending her grandnephew and grandniece’s high school and college graduation ceremonies, a grandniece’s wedding in Chicago and many birthday and holiday celebrations. Over the years, she loved the bus rides to the various casinos. She loved to play slot machines, winning several times more than she lost. In addition, she enjoyed bingo games, shopping and going out to lunch with her friends. Dorothea loved going out to various restaurants and when she did she always made sure to order a vodka martini. One of her last outings was in early December at her favorite restaurant, Dawson’s, where she enjoyed her favorite dish – the pineapple express martini and a medium rare filet.

Although Dorothea never had children, she was very proud of the many accomplishments of her nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. When her grandnephew, Robert Mullin, graduated from medical school to become a doctor, she said “there are a lot of Reddens smiling from heaven, right now.”

A funeral mass will be held on December 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Queen of the Universe Catholic Church. Interment will take place after mass at Notre-Dame de Grâce cemetery. Dorothea has always made charitable donations to many foundations. Instead of flowers, we therefore ask that you donate to a charity of your choice.

Posted on December 23, 2021

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