GORHAM — Dorothy Bouutilier died on November 10, 2022 in Gorham, Maine, after a fourteen-12 months battle with Alzheimer’s. She was 85 years previous.
Dorothy “Dot” Louise Lovely was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine, to Orin H. Lovely of Fort Fairfield and Louise Lovely née Baker of New Brunswick, Canada. Raised on a big potato farm in Westfield with only one sibling, Robert eleven years her senior, Dorothy’s childhood companions had been her beloved collies and a pony. At the age of 14 she went to Ricker High School in Houlton, the place she graduated in 1955. She then attended the University of Maine at Orono, the place she met her future husband, Donald Earle Boutilier. At the time of her demise, the couple had been married for 65 years.
After the beginning of their first two kids, Mark Orin and Kathryn Louise, the younger couple moved to Michigan for a 12 months earlier than returning east so Don may attend Tufts University School of Dentistry. Their third little one, Karen Lee, was born round this time. In 1964 the couple moved to North Windham, Maine, the place Dorothy helped her husband set up his dental observe. She beloved previous properties, and when the couple got here throughout a derelict 1790’s 60-acre Cape Cod dwelling in South Windham, they purchased it and spent weekends restoring the house. The home was destroyed by fireplace, however the couple rebuilt it and moved into Dot’s dwelling in 1967 for the following 48 years. There they raised their kids alongside cattle, horses, pigs, canine together with 4 Chocolate Labrador Retrievers, and lots of cats. During these years Dot volunteered on the Windham Public Library; was a Cub Scout and Girl Scout Leader; rescued and rehabilitated wildcats; attended ebook golf equipment and different teams; whereas additionally serving to her husband run the small farm that provides natural Angus beef to native prospects. She may assist a new child calf be taught to drink from its mom and function a tractor within the hayfield. Dorothy is fondly remembered by many locally from her years within the entrance workplace of Donald’s dental observe throughout his remaining years of service till their retirement in 1995.
Dot was identified for her sharp wit and love of books. Over the years her pursuits have been assorted and ever-altering and have included astrology, adorning, gardening, pickling, visiting previous cemeteries, attending cat exhibits, the Fryeburg Faire and entertaining family and friends. Her favourite film was Cabaret and her favourite track was Credence Clearwater’s Bad Moon Rising. She beloved crows, puns and the sitcom Cheers. Her lifelong love of lions was topped by seeing the Broadway manufacturing of The Lion King. She has traveled to Paris, Scotland, the Canary Islands, Morocco and extra, in addition to a number of journeys to California and Florida, the place she and her husband snowbirded of their trailer. Although Alzheimer’s robbed her of her reminiscence, her humorousness was the very last thing that left her. Over the previous seven years, her household has usually heard from nurses and workers at Gorham House about Dorothy’s candy and nice method, her means to crack jokes and her outstanding bravery.
She was deceased by her dad and mom and her brother Robert F. Lovely of Mars Hill.
She might be missed by her loving husband Donald from Windham and youngsters Mark (and spouse Dawn) from Buxton, Kathryn (and husband AJ Mehr) from Los Angeles and Karen (and husband Jonathan King) from Silver Spring. Md. and her 4 grandchildren, Emica Beaudet, Breanne Boutilier, Lucy King and Milo King. She has two nice-grandchildren, Isabelle and Bindi Beaudet. A funeral service might be held in Oakfield, Aroostook County, within the spring.
Donations on Dorothy’s behalf may be made to the Maine State Society for Protection of Animals at River Road, South Windham, the place she loved watching the gorgeous rescue horses recuperate.
Obituary: Frances Evelyn Trufant Lieto