Dorothea Catherine Fillard

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Fuquay-Varina - Dorothea Catherine Fillard, 70, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at St Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC. The family will be receiving family and friends from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Thomas Funeral Home, 401 N Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC.

Dorothea was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mary McCormack.

She was born in Greenpoint, NY and graduated from St Johns University. She married Chris in September of 1968, and they lived with their growing family in Queens, NY, Boulder, CO, Poughkeepsie, NY, and in Raleigh, NC. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her family, animals, collecting arts and antiques, trivia and puzzles, nature walks, reading, and watching musicals.

Dorothea is survived by her husband of 48 years, Christopher E. Fillard; sons, Christopher H. Fillard and wife, Lisbeth, and daughters, Callie and Sophie of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Brian J. Fillard and wife, Jamie, and daughter, Brooke of Raleigh, NC; daughters, Eileen M. Regan and husband, Conor, and sons, Patrick and Michael of Wilmington, NC, and Catherine E. Christopherson and husband, Tim, and son, Ryan of Clayton, NC; sister, Mary Anne Frisse and husband, Thomas of Easton, PA; brother, Harry McCormack and wife, Joan of Flushing, NY; many nieces; nephews; and cousins in PA, NY, NJ, and MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, "Ovarian Cancer Walk and 5K run", ovarionawareness.org and/or "For The Love of Dogs", fortheloveofdogs.org.