Doris  Laskey


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WINTHROP - Doris Evelyn Laskey died at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, on Sept. 7, 2015 at the age of 87.

She was born July 24, 1928 in South Corning, NY, the daughter of Silas and Arlena (Thompson) Wolverton.

Doris graduated from Painted Post High School, New York in June 1946. She attended Corning, NY Secretarial School and then was employed as an executive secretary with Corning Glass Works.

She married Henry Laskey on August 14, 1954 while he was employed as an engineer at Ingersoll - Rand Compressor Co. in Painted Post. In April 1955, they moved to Henry's home town of Old Town, Maine, where he was employed as an engineer at a pulp mill.

Doris was very active in the Baptist churches, of which she was a member, and where she acted as deaconess, Sunday School teacher, a worker in Pioneer Girls Christian Organization, and where she also assisted Henry in high school youth groups.

She loved flowers and had flowers planted on all sides of her house in Winthrop. She was very tender- hearted and always careful for the needs of her extended family and friends. Doris will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew and loved her.

Doris is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Henry Laskey, of Winthrop; four sons, Samuel H. & wife, Polly, of Mexico, David W. & wife, Laurie, of Topsham, Timothy S. of Windham and Mark A. & wife, Susan, of Gray; five grandsons, two granddaughters, two great granddaughters and one great grandson.

Survivors on the Wolverton side include Doris' brother Richard Wolverton & wife, Patricia, of Benton, NY, and their children and grandchildren and her sister Lucille Gorton & husband, Keith, of Painted Post, NY, and their children and grandchildren, as well as many cousins in New York State.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. A celebration of Doris' life will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Hope Baptist Church, US Route 202, Manchester, with Rev. Glenn Peterson officiating. Interment and committal prayers will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Foreign Missions Fund, c/o Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 363, Manchester, ME 04351

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Published on September 9, 2015
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