Dorothy Gardiner

Nov 26, 1931 - Jun 7, 2017

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Unity - Dorothy 'Dot' Gardiner, 85, of Unity, passed away on June 7th, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Dorothy was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, to Clifton Doughty and Mildred Janvrin on November 26, 1931. On May 13, 1948, Dot married Maurice Gardiner. They were married for 57 years prior to his passing in 2005. They were Connecticut residents for 30 years and moved back to Maine in 1988. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, quilting, finding a bargain at tag sales and cheering for the Boston Red Sox. She will be greatly missed.
Dorothy is survived by her four children, Laura Preli, Mark Gardiner and wife Patricia of CT, John Gardiner of ME, Matthew Gardiner and husband Hal Beattie of FL; her grandchildren, Christopher and wife Tammy McCue, Eric and wife Dallas McCue, both of ME, Karin McCue and partner Jodie Dube, Cherise Ball, Luke, Daniel, Ben and wife Megan, Timothy, and Krista Gardiner all of CT, Julia and Zachary Gardiner of Florida. She also leaves 16 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Dorothy is survived by four brothers, Clifton, Linwood, Ralph and Emerson Doughty, and two sisters Nancy (Kitty) Doughty and Linda Rollerson as well as many friends at Sandy Stream Village. She was also predeceased by her sister Mildred (Raven) Brown.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10th at the American Legion, 108 Windemere Lane, Unity, ME. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.
Published on  June 9, 2017
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