Dorothy Borges

March 6, 1926 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 91)
Dorothy (Chlapowski) Borges, 91, of Middletown died Friday, December 29, 2017 at Newport Hospital in Newport, RI surrounded by her loved ones.

Mrs. Borges was born March 6, 1926 in Dudley, MA.

She is the daughter of the late Albert and late Florence (Leduc) Chlapowski.
She was married to the late Joseph Borges for 64 years.

Dorothy grew up in Webster, MA, and moved to Newport, RI in 1943 when her stepfather was stationed at the Newport Naval Base during WW II. She then graduated from St Catherin's High School and attended the Newport School of Nursing in the Army Nursing Corp's program. By the time she graduated Nursing School in 1947 the war had ended, and she began her nursing career of over 40 years at Newport Hospital. In 1947, she married her husband Joseph, and began a family as well.

She is survived by her children, Cynthia Borges of Middletown, RI, Joseph Borges Jr. and his wife Debbie, of Livermore, CA, Pamela Correia and her husband Gregory, of Middletown, RI, Gary Borges and his wife Tammy, of Newport, RI, and Tina Borges-Druth and her husband Steven of Manhattan. NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amy Borges-Blumenthal and her husband Greg, Adrea Borges and her fiancé Alex Ahlgren, Shauna Borges, Aaron Borges and his partner Andrew Palacios, Kyle Beaudoin, Alec Druth and Aliya Druth, and one great grandchild Adam Blumenthal.

She is also survived by her brother Albert Chlapowski and his wife Alice, and her brother Francis Chlapowski and his wife Susan. She is predeceased by her sisters Esther North and Jeanette Siegmund and brothers Michael Chlapowski and William Chlapowski.


Calling hours will be held on Friday January 5, 2018 from 4-7pm at Memorial Funeral Home 375 Broadway in Newport.

A funeral mass will take place on Saturday January 6, 2018 at 10 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 12 William Street in Newport.

Cemetery Details

Newport Memorial Park
Vaucluse Avenue
Middletown, RI,


JAN 5. 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Memorial Funeral Home

375 Broadway

Newport, RI, US, 02840

Mass of Christian Burial

JAN 6. 10:00 AM

St. Marys Church

12 William Street

Newport, RI, US

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