The Block Island Times

Dorothy McCluskey

Feb 19, 2013

Longtime island resident and conservationist Dorothy McCluskey passed away at home on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 surrounded by her loving husband and children.  Dorothy had a long and happy life full of friendships, adventures, and many accomplishments.

A 1949 graduate of Wheaton College, she was a charter member of the Land Trust, and had been a member of the Planning Board and the Block Island Conservancy. Dorothy was also a private donor of open space and a two-term member of the Connecticut state legislature. Dorothy was awarded the Bayberry Wreath Award in 2001 for her land conservation efforts.

A private funeral service will be held in Haddam, CT. A memorial gathering for Dorothy will be held on Block Island at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Block Island Conservancy ( or St. Anne's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Block Island (


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