Longtime Burlington bus driver, beloved Dottie Bartlett Yeadon passed away peacefully at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center early Monday morning, December 5th with her four children by her side.
Dottie’s granddaughter Kylee Marie announced her grandmother’s passing in a heartfelt Facebook.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that our family announces the passing of the beloved Dottie Bartlett Yeadon. Despite being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2018, her passing came unexpectedly, as a recent fall resulted in a severe brain bleed. Although 4 years of aggressive cancer treatments had her in a great deal of physical and mental pain, she never gave up. At 1:30am she passed peacefully at Lahey Clinic, with her 4 kids by her side. She is finally at peace, and free from all the pain and anguish. Services will be arranged and posted over the next couple of days,” the Facebook post reads. “To everyone who prayed for her, checked on her, and loved her, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You all are part of the reason she fought until the very end.”
The Burlington Athletic Boosters also expressed their sorrow for the loss of Dottie via Facebook.
“It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to our much beloved “Bus 7” Dottie Yeadon. Dottie has touched so many children and families with her kind, compassionate and caring ways. In 2010, Dottie was inducted into the BHS Sports Hall of Fame because of her complete and total dedication to our student athletes. Thank you Dottie for giving so much of yourself and making a difference to so many. You will forever be in our hearts.”
The entire Burlington community got behind Dottie and her battle with cancer, as featured on BNEWS in 2018. Among her many accolades Dottie was also honored as the Town of Burlington “Outstanding Citizen” at the 2018 4th of July Parade. In November of 2018 The Rotary Club of Burlington honored Dottie as their “Unsung Hero” for all her work in the community of Burlington.
Touching words closed Dottie’s granddaughter’s Facebook post.
“To everyone who prayed for her, checked on her, and loved her, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You all are part of the reason she fought until the very end.”