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Shirley Williams Dodd, longtime resident of Montclair, died peacefully on Sept. 1.

Ms. Dodd, also known as Peg, was born to parents Robert and Louise Williams in 1924, and raised in New York City.

A Syracuse University graduate, she met her future husband, William Dodd, while he was serving in the Air Force. They married and settled in Montclair, where they raised three children, daughter, Gay and sons, Craig and James.

In addition to being active members of the Montclair Golf Club, Ms. Dodd was a longtime member of the Junior League, a very successful real estate agent for Stanton & Company, a prolific bridge player and president of the Garden Club of Montclair. 

Ms. Dodd is survived by her sons Craig and James; their wives Anne and Lesley; two grandchildren, Whitney and Ross; and one great grandson.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair, 53 Norwood Ave.  For online condolences visit

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