Dorothy Helen Edwards McIntosh, 85, died on Sept. 4, 2016, in Bangor. She was born in Camden on December 7, 1930, to Edward Edwards and Verita Stanley, and grew up in Tenants Harbor.
After becoming an elementary school teacher, she married Richard McIntosh of Rockland in 1954. Together they proceeded to raise a family in the South Shore area of Massachusetts. In the 1970s Dorothy and Richard purchased two apartment buildings in Cohasset, Massachusetts, as a side business, and by the mid-1980s had taken on property management full-time. They pursued this career for the rest of their lives together. Dorothy defined her life by her love for Richard, and together they loved to buy, improve, build and sell houses. Their life's passion involved seeing the hidden potential in a run-down building or vacant lot by the water, transforming it into the beautiful and lasting home it wanted to be, and then moving on to their next work. These homes, found across Maine, Massachusetts and Florida, continue to stand as their mark upon the world. Their final project together saw them landlording a handsome, rambling parkside apartment building in Fairfield, Maine, from 2000 through 2011. Richard passed away in 2013, and Dorothy retired to the Bangor area, living out her sunset years with her oldest children as neighbors.
Dorothy is survived by her sons, Richard Jr., 60, Peter, 57, and Jason, 42; and her granddaughter Colleen, 33.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Mt. Vernon Road in Augusta.