Dorothy's Story

ELLSWORTH - Dorothy E. Leach, 94, died May 26, 2014 at Collier's Rehab & Nursing Center, Ellsworth. She was born in Veazie, March 3, 1920 the daughter of Leonard E. and Jennie (Coombs) Lambert.

Dorothy was a loving, caring mother. She retired after 25 years in the dietary department at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, she then became a faithful volunteer. She was a 50-year member and life member of the OES Irene Chapter #97 and the Union Congregational Church of Ellsworth. In her early years she was an avid bowler.

She is survived by daughters, Jean Forney and husband, Thomas, Donna Shea and husband, John all of Ellsworth; nieces, Rita Blair, Cindy Avery; nephew, Charles Russell. She was predeceased by sisters, Phyllis Dow and Vivian Mickun.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014 at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth, with Pastor Bob Maddocks officiating with a reception to follow at the funeral home. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth. Contributions in Dorothy's memory may be made to Maine Coast Memorial Foundation, 50 Union St., Ellsworth 04605 or Collier's Rehab & Nursing Center, c/o Activity Fund, 33 Birch Avenue, Ellsworth ME 04605. Condolences may be expressed at
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