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BANGOR - Dolores Beverly (White) Withee died peacefully May 26, 2015, as the result of Alzheimer's disease, at the Woodlands Memory Care Unit in Brewer. Dolores was born January 7, 1935 in Bangor, daughter of William and Althea (Morrison) White.

She grew up in Bangor and graduated from Bangor High School, class of 1953. In 1954, she married Richard F. Withee and they were happily married for 50 years. Dori had many interests throughout her life, camping, bowling, square dancing, crocheting and knitting, cooking, collecting antiques, traveling, hunting for sea glass, going to camp at Beech Hill Pond, golfing and staying connected with her high school classmates. Dori was an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, and most importantly, was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, auntie, cousin, friend and grandmother. She gave generously of her time and talent to others and was always known as an energetic, vivacious, stylish, happy person who brought much joy to others.

Dolores is survived by her only child, Candace Lynn Cowan, and her husband, Phillip G. Cowan of Eddington. She also leaves behind two much loved grandsons, Brian and Patrick, as well as two precious great-grandsons, Wyatt and Brent, two sisters-in-law who she was very close to, Lorraine White and Rosalie White. Dolores had a loving relationship with many nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends throughout her life. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, Richard F. Withee and her three brothers, William, Donald and Eugene White.

Dori's family wishes to express gratitude to everyone who has helped to see her through, as her disease progressed, especially the staff at the Woodlands Memory Care Unit and the staff of Beacon Hospice. She received a great deal of kindness and compassion from many people and for that the family is grateful.

A Funeral Mass will be held 2pm Friday, May 29, 2015, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 531 North Main Street, Brewer, followed by the Rite of Committal at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the St. Joseph's parish hall following the committal Friday. Those who wish to remember Dolores in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Class of 1953 BHS Scholarship Fund, C/O Alan Kochis, 73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.

"Grace was in all her steps,

Heaven in her eye.

In every gesture dignity and love"

- John Milton
Published on  May 27, 2015
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