Dorothy's Story

Dorothy D. Bakeman, 93, passed away July 20, 2016 at the Island Nursing Home. She was born in Castine, October 2, 1922 the daughter of Evelyn G. (Candage) and David E. Dyer.

Mrs. Bakeman went off to teaching school and returned to educate many, many children in the Brooksville and Deer Isle area. She taught all of her 6 children in the classroom while being the old fashioned teaching principal and her husband, "Gook" drove the bus. Mrs. Bakeman was known as a true lady by all who knew her.

Mom was a beautiful cook who loved to do Christmas cookie trays, quilting, crocheting, and always made sure everyone had mittens. Mother was always a safe confidant to her many children and grandchildren in their different times of need while maneuvering through this life.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Frank Bakeman, Robert and his wife Helen, Elaine Murak, Mary Ellen and husband Cordell Gross, Elizabeth and husband Robert Herrick and David Bakeman grandchildren, Keara and husband Donnie Wallace, Adrienne and husband Tony Beaulieu, Trisha and husband James Friend, Nicole Bakeman, Amber and husband Michael Ranney, Keith Murak and wife Kristin, Gail and husband Peter Grant, Molly Varnum and partner Scott Grindle, Annie and husband Keith Tilsley, Melanie and husband Ed Schleich and Sara Herrick; sister, Alice Dyer; brother, Elmer and wife Magda Dyer; many nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by husband Oliver; siblings, Verna, Linwood, Fred, Victor, George; life's best friend Aunt Nellie Moores; and granddaughter Kristen Marie Herrick.

The family wants to thank all of her excellent caregivers at the Island Nursing Home where she resided for the past few years. She felt of them as family and enjoyed "counseling" her younger flock in their various hiccups of life.

A celebration of Mrs. Bakeman's life with family will be held at the Brooksville Public Service/Library building 12:00-2:00, August 7, 2016. Burial will be private at her request.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dorothy's memory may be made to the Brooksville Free Public Library, P O Box 38, Brooksville 04617 in her honor of her many years devoted to education. She especially enjoyed art and literature.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 49 Main St. Blue Hill

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