Dora G. (Spinney) Little

  • Born: July 9, 1946
  • Died: March 2, 2021
  • Location: Everett, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

mail@robinsonfuneralhome.com
Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family


Dora G. (Spinney) Little, a lifelong resident of Everett, passed away unexpectedly at Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at age 74.

Dora was born in Everett on July 9, 1946, one of ten children of the late Eldred Spinney and Gladys (Ryder) Spinney. She was raised in Everett where she graduated from Everett High School. Dora was married to Medford native, John J. Little on October 11, 1971 and they settled in Everett to raise a family.

With longtime family connections to Nova Scotia, Dora had a strong pull and deep appreciation for Nova Scotia. Along with her ten siblings, she took great joy in returning to her roots to visit family in Nova Scotia and enjoy the natural beauty of the land. At home in Everett, Dora enjoyed baking, especially her well-loved cakes that she made for nearly every family wedding. She was also a longtime collector of Annalee Dolls. A devout woman, Dora was a very active member of the Cliftondale Church of the Nazarene, and previously the Melrose Church of the Nazarene.

A caring and strong woman, Dora was the backbone of her family. With simple needs, she always put others first and was always thinking about her family. She was a loving and supportive wife, selfless mother, and very proud grandmother. She will be deeply missed, but always lovingly remembered.

Dora was the beloved wife of the late John J. Little with whom she shared 39 years of marriage. Devoted mother of John Jay Little of Claremont, NH, Richard E. Little of Everett, and the late Donna Dutton. Proud grandmother of Piper M. Little. Devoted sister of Florence Nickerson of Nova Scotia, Martha Marsch of Hudson, NH, and the late Ivan Spinney, Lawrence "Butch" Spinney, Edith Spinney, Harry Spinney, Joyce Clinton, Ernest Spinney, and Donald Spinney. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, and great-great nieces & nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Monday, March 8 from 8:30-10:30am, before leaving in procession to the Cliftondale Church of the Nazarene, 60 Essex St., Saugus for her Funeral Service at 11am. All attendees are respectfully asked to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Dora's Funeral Service will be livestreamed, please use the following link to view the service https://my.gather.app/remember/dora-little.

In honor of Dora's granddaughter, Piper, please consider a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, www.cff.org, 220 North Main St., #104, Natick, MA 01760. For directions, or online tribute visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Rich, Piper and family, My deepest sympathies for your loss. Dora was such a lovely person. Though today your heart is heavy, it will get better. Your memories will keep her alive in your heart and be with you always!

Posted by Maureen Walton - Acquaintance   March 08, 2021

You will be forever missed and always remembered!! A blessing to all your family for sure! I pray you are dancing an Irish Jig with Uncle John in Heaven!!

Posted by Paula Hatfield - Nova Scotia, Canada - Family   March 08, 2021

What a kind-hearted soul,an absolute sweetheart. God bless and godspeed kiddo!!

Posted by David Buswell - Lynn, MA - Friend   March 07, 2021

Rich and family, my deepest sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. Your mother's kindness, love, and memory will live on forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rich, I am here if you need anything.

Posted by Marcy Grant - Woburn, MA - Family Friend   March 06, 2021

Bill and Janet Meady. Praying for your family and continued health for Piper.

Posted by Bill Meady - Peabody, MA - Family Friend   March 05, 2021

Condolences and prayers for your entire family. May Dora Rest In Peace. God Bless.

Posted by Daren Hudson    March 04, 2021

John and Christine Pinkham we love you

Posted by Christine Pinkham - Salt springs, FL - Family Friend   March 04, 2021

You lived a Godly life and impacted many, including many like me. You will surely be missed.
-Steve Galloway

Posted by Steve Galloway - Providence, RI - Family   March 03, 2021

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Our sympathies to all the family ,our thoughts and prayers are with you .Praying for Gods comfort and His piece be with you at this sad time

Posted by Anne & Roy Spinney - Nova Scotia - Family   March 03, 2021

I feel Dora is now back along side of John where she was always the happiest. As we lose our love ones here, they are gathering back together as they once were here. We will miss them here but someday we will be together again.

Posted by Dick Fevens - Yarmouth   March 03, 2021

Rest In Peace Dora

Posted by Fethi Bendida - Winthrop, MA - Family Friend   March 03, 2021

You will be missed and loved always. You certainly left your mark on this world! I love you so very much. Hug dad for me❤❤❤

Posted by Rich Little - Everett, MA - Son   March 03, 2021


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