Dorothy J. Torrey passed away peacefully at Pat Roche Hospice House in Hingham, MA on October 21, 2022, surrounded by the love of her family.
Born in Camden, NJ in 1941 to Walter and Regina Jakubowski, the third of four children, she graduated from St. Mary of Angels Academy in Haddonfield, NJ. Dorothy then attended Georgetown University, working on her Bachelor of Science degree. While there, she was a member of the Mask and Bauble Drama Society and attended the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. Choosing to pursue her love of music, she transferred to Monmouth University for piano, but studied extensively to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Science and English.
After graduating, Dorothy married and had two daughters, Dia and Grace. Dorothy, who came from a very hard-working family, worked with her husband, owned various gift shops and antique stores in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was an energetic Shaklee distributor.
In 1980, Dorothy moved with her daughters to Cape Cod, where she made East Sandwich her home. Deciding on a new career, Dorothy studied to get her real estate license. During her first job as a real estate agent, she met her soul mate, her second husband Stanley Torrey, with whom she shared a life for 31 years. They opened Stanley A. Torrey Real Estate together.
Deciding to take a break from Cape Cod, in 1988 Dorothy and Stanley moved to Corea, ME, where they embraced life in the Downeast – chopping wood, living on unpaved roads, digging for clams and being supportive neighbors. While there, Dorothy became a member of the Maine Development Foundation, which worked on economic and government issues with the goal of positively impacting residents. Although health has always been important to her, she has also become a successful Nikken consultant. After several years, Dorothy and Stanley moved back to East Sandwich, MA.
After years of studying health, Dorothy became a health coach and opened her business Path to Vibrant Health in 1995. As a coach, Dorothy inspired people to achieve optimal health and wellness for the body. mind, body and spirit by following an alkaline lifestyle. She chose the name Path to Vibrant Health to reflect her approach to work and life, as for her “Every path leads us somewhere, and I choose vibrant health and vibrant life.” Dorothy also brought national health experts to Cape Cod and hosted the Cape Cod Wellness Raw Food Meetup and the Cape Green Meetup, hosting potlucks, showing related films and documentaries followed by lively discussions. When she moved to Duxbury in 2019, she actively pursued her work.
In 2003, Dorothy was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than treating conventionally, Dorothy decided her path to treatment would be holistic. For her, she never viewed cancer as a death sentence, but rather sought to determine what was out of balance in her life. Her vigilance and active work to use holistic options allowed her to enjoy life to the full until the very end. Not only did she enjoy life, but she helped and inspired many others to live their healthiest and happiest lives.
Dorothy had strong spiritual faith. She had a mantra that “miracles are a natural, everyday occurrence.” For her, she was a firm believer in visualizing intentions and handing over life’s challenges to her “God Box”. She was also heavily involved in the Landmark Forum, whose fundamental principle was that people – and the communities, organizations and institutions with which they engage – have the opportunity not only to succeed, but also to thrive and grow. flourish.
Dorothy volunteered often. For a number of years, she volunteered at a hospice, helping to comfort those passing through on their next journey. She also served on the board of directors of Flower Angels, whose mission is to spread love by making flower arrangements from donated flowers to be delivered to the often-forgotten seniors in Cape Cod nursing homes.
Dorothy has enjoyed life to the fullest, rappelling down a building at the age of 76, traveling to Nepal, California, Canada, New Mexico and other places for various health and wellness seminars. welfare. To the extent that she has faced “challenges” in life, Dorothy has always sought to overcome them through affirmations, visualizations and positivity.
Dorothy’s greatest gift was her ability to bring joy, light, love and positive energy to every place and person she met. She was a people person and really enjoyed connecting people. She loved reunions with family and friends and worked constantly to be the best Dorothy she could be.
Dorothy had immense love for her family and leaves behind her daughters, Dia Prantis and her husband Bill of East Sandwich, Grace Bacon Garcia of Braintree, 5 grandchildren Henry, Oliver, Elliot, Sabrina and Sawyer, her brother Roger Jakubowski of Wilmington, NY, and several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her beloved Stanley and her sisters Regina Johnson of Orleans, Eleanor Bauza of New York, NY, who we are sure welcomed her with open arms for the upcoming trip.
A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at 82 Colby Road, Braintree, MA on Sunday, November 13 from 1-4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Donations can be made in Dorothy’s name to Independence House www.independencehouse.org or Cape Wellness Collaborative www.capewellness.org
Posted on October 28, 2022
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