LEWISTON — Dorothy “Dot” Mae Noyes, 97, of Corrigan Avenue, Wilton, died Saturday morning, Jan. 6, at the Marshwood Center in Lewiston.
She was born in Jay, Sept. 5, 1920, a daughter of Arthur and Georgiana (Gallant) Boucher, and received her education at St. Rose and Jay schools.
Mrs. Noyes worked at local shoe shops most of her life and was known to have an amazing ability to identify the style and number of any shoe. She retired from G.H. Bass in the early 1980s. In November of 1938, she married the love of her life, Ralph Noyes, and they made their home in Jay and later in Wilton where Ralph built the family home. He died in 1991.
Dorothy loved family reunions and was known as the family historian. She was a wonderful mother to her son, Gary, and was an excellent cook and homemaker. She often spoke of her son, Ralph Jr., who died shortly after birth in 1945. Dot adored her grandson, Christopher, and loved to see her great-grandchildren, Anastasia, Levi, Isaac and Elzina.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Irene Noyes, of Auburn; her grandson, Chris, of Poland; four great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Marcotte, of Clover Manor, Auburn; sister-in-law, Lorraine Boucher, of Florida; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son, Gary, in 2005; sisters, Orelie and Mary; brothers, Frank, Wilfred and Robert “Bobby.”
Dot’s family would like to thank the medical staff at Marshwood Center for her excellent care, and a special thank you to family and friends who assisted in taking Dorothy to doctor’s appointments and with her household chores.
Memories and condolences may be shared with her family on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.
Dorothy “Dot” Noyes