Doris V. Carberry


LISBON FALLS — Doris V. Carberry, 81, died Friday, April 29, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Gilead.

Born in Berlin, N.H., on Feb. 16, 1930, she was the daughter of Henry and Matilda Brodeur Alphonse. In 1948, she graduated from Berlin High School and married Clifford H. Carberry, her husband of 22 years, with whom she had five children.

A devoted mother, she was an accomplished ice skater and bowler. She also enjoyed square dancing. As a military spouse, she traveled extensively throughout the eastern United States and Canada enjoying many rich experiences, ultimately settling in the Brunswick area.

In Brunswick, Doris worked at Grand City Department Store, until moving to Lisbon Falls in 1968. Later, she worked at the Brunswick Naval Air Station and the Holiday Inn, until her retirement.

Always active in retirement, she frequently traveled with her daughter, Marie, throughout the United States. For the last several years, she and partner, William Kramer, wintered in Florida, where they developed friendships with other “snowbirds” from around the country. For the last three winters, they were joined by Marie and her fiance, Dick Turgeon. Doris’ summers in Maine were spent gardening in the backyard, birdwatching and spending time with family and friends.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Jeannine Carberry Cohen, in 1999; and a brother, Gustave Alphonse, in 2004.


She is survived by son, Gary Carberry, of Lisbon Falls; daughters, Barbara LaChance and partner, John Gill, of Richmond, Marie Carr and fiance, Richard Turgeon, of Somersworth, N.H., and Karen Carberry and partner, James W. Warhola, of Hampden; brother, Roger Alphonse, and wife, Lorraine, of Berlin, N.H.; three sisters, Alice Jordan of Berlin, N.H., Jeannette Beliveau of Ellington, Conn. and Rita Jorrey of Troy, Mich.; sister-in-law, Anita Alphonse of Enfield, Conn.; four grandchildren, Chad LaChance M.D., Brian LaChance and wife, Anne, Michelle Carr APRN and Tiffany Carr; and two great-grandchildren, Ethan LaChance and Eva Carr. 

Mom, we will miss you and hold dear your strength, guidance and unconditional love and support , which you gave all of us, throughout our lives.

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