VASSALBORO — Doris “Dottie” May Marquis, 55, died Saturday, April 24, at her home after a long illness.
She was born in Augusta, May 30, 1954, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Cecile (Blais) Theriault.
She was a graduate of Cony High School, Class of 1972, and was a former communicant of St. Augustine Catholic Church.
She spent her life in the Augusta area, raising her family. In 2001, she and Russ found their “special spot” on Webber Pond, where she loved the lake and being on the water and enjoyed decorating, gardening and always cooking for and feeding everybody! She and Russ were known for giving love with hugs and food. She was very proud of the restaurant she established and operated, “Downtown Dotties” in Augusta from 1992 to 1995. She won several awards for her chili and chowder in local cook off competitions.
She had also been employed by Burnsies Sandwich Shop for several years and Bridges Home Care.
Her family and friends were the “flowers in her garden.” She taught her kids and lived her life with the premise of family and love. Even during her toughest times, she was concerned more for others than herself. She was always giving and never expecting.
She is survived by her husband and soul mate of 14 years, Russell Marquis of Vassalboro; two sons, Brian Lajoie and his fiancée, Christine Thorndike, of Sidney and Nathan Lajoie of Windsor; a daughter, Sarah Fuchswanz and her husband, Michael, of Vassalboro; a stepson, Adam Marquis of Bangor; a brother, Richard “Zeke” Theriault and his wife, June, of Augusta; four sisters, Laurette Minoty and her husband, Richard, of Belgrade, Rita Ellis, Cecile Gagne and her husband, Robert and Claire Pomerleau, all of Augusta; two grandchildren, Madison JoLee Lajoie and Charlotte “Charlee” Fuchswanz; her best friend, Ann Alfofaituli and her daughter, Kristen of Sidney; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents; and her stepfather, Omar Maheux.