Dorothy Malley, 74, who did sales work in the late 1980s and early 1990s at an MJ Designs arts-and-crafts store in Springfield, died April 5 at her home in Alexandria. She had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mrs. Malley, a homemaker much of her life, settled in the Washington area in the mid-1980s. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Springfield.

Dorothy Nickerson was born in Providence, R.I., and raised in Orleans, Mass. She graduated from Massachusetts Memorial Hospital Nursing School in Boston and then worked several years as a nurse.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Joseph A. Malley of Alexandria; three children, Kevin J. Malley of Indianapolis, Karen E. Knecht of Shelton, Conn., and Keith H. Malley of Sterling; and five grandchildren.

— Adam Bernstein