Dorothy Harriet (Wallace) Kennedy

BANGOR - Dorothy Harriet (Wallace) Kennedy, 96, passed away peacefully Feb. 1, 2013, in Bangor. Dorothy was born in Milbridge, the daughter of Ira K. and Mildred S. Wallace.

Dot graduated from Milbridge High School in 1934, Gorham Normal School and the University of Maine. She taught for many years in Milbridge, Cherryfield and Brewer. Dorothy was past worthy matron of Alcyone Chapter No. 71 Order of the Eastern Star, a member of Milbridge Congregational Church and Grange. Dorothy married David J. Kennedy in March 1940. They retired in 1973 and traveled, spending winters in California and Florida, and summers at their cottage at Ray's Point, Milbridge.

She was predeceased by her husband, David J. Kennedy, in 1995; sons, Ralph D. and Bruce N.; stepson, George L.; and a brother, Ralph Wallace. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Joyce of Eddington; granddaughter, Stacey Seymour and her husband, Thomas, and their children, Ryan and Whitney, of Brewer; grandson, Shaun Kennedy and his wife, Lori, and their daughter, Shayleigh, of Old Orchard Beach; stepdaughter, Jane Anderson of Wisconsin, her daughters, Diana Sherman and Michael of Wisconsin and Sherry Murchison and David of Texas; stepdaughter-in-law, Ruth Kennedy Dobbins and her husband, Harley, of Milbridge, and her children, Debra Stanley and David of Bangor, Eric Kennedy and Pamela of Pittsfield, Teresa Sprague and Peter of Brooklin, Kevin Kennedy and Ellen of Milbridge; seven great-stepgrandchildren and three great-great-stepgranddaughters.

Committal services will be held in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery, Milbridge. Friends who wish may make donations in her memory to Milbridge Congregational Church or Milbridge Historical Society. Arrangements by Cliff Gray Cremation & Funeral Services, 60 Andrews Road, Bryant Pond.

Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 4, 2013