FARMINGTON — Dorothy Elaine (Parker) Richmond died Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Farmington, with her family, the Rev. Susan Crane and the Pierce House staff at her side.
She was born Oct. 21, 1913, in Dover-Foxcroft, to John Stanley and Jessie Maude (Brown) Parker. She was born in the same home as her mother. Dorothy lived in Dover-Foxcroft until the family moved to Temple, where her father worked. They later moved to West Farmington.
Dorothy graduated from Farmington High School in 1932, and married Robert Richmond in 1938. She worked at J.J. Newberry, Harold Spear Accounting Office, Forster Manufacturing Co. Inc. office, Farmington Memorial Hospital and Rural Health Associates. At Rural Health Associates, she was the first bookkeeper and receptionist for Dr. Roger Condit and she earned her medical assistant certificate and later worked in that capacity for Dr. Dan Onion. Dorothy retired in 1980.
She became a member of the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church on May 4, 1947. At the church, she played with the English Hand Bell Ringers for 10 years and also belonged to the Philathea Class. She was a member of the Farmington Garden Club and the Red School House Extension.
For more than 50 years, Dorothy was a member of the “Girls Club” of Arlene Robinson, Frances Hoar and Ellen Gay. These ladies got together every month for all that time, best friends forever and there was the “Card Girls” Club Dorothy, Laura Webber, Lucille Schanz and Barbara Nicholson, who gathered once a week for many years.
Dorothy enjoyed family and her many friends and she took many trips with her family and church friends. She went to San Antonio in 2000 for a week of fun, a trip to Bermuda with her sister, Phyllis, church trips to South Carolina and Indiana, and for many years went with friends to Pemaquid for two weeks every summer.
Her hobbies were sewing, games with friends, crafting, reading and fun with her family.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Gayle Nutting and husband, Clarence, of Strong; son, Gregory of Milton, N.H.; grandchildren, Vicki Burton of Jay, Michael Burton of Strong, Susan Burton of Waterville, Julie Burton of Virginia, Ascher Chatterton-Richmond, Jadah Chatterton-Richmond and Matthan Chatterton-Richmond and husband, Sean Furey, all of California; grandson-in-law, Michael Snell of Texas; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Tiffani Snell, Justin Rundlett, Kimberly As and husband, Mayckel, Christopher McLaughlin, Andrew Burton and wife, Kiersten, Jordan Burton, Cordell Burton and Aza Chatterton-Richmond; Dorothy was blessed with five great-great-grandchildren, Madysyn, Cameryn and Kaydin Rundlett, Kaylee McLaughlin and Lincoln Burton, who is due in April; Dorothy is also survived by her sister’s children, Mark, Patricia and Hollie and their families.
Dorothy was predeceased by her parents; brother, Aubrey; sister, Phyllis Frost; brother-in-law, Charles Frost; daughter, Janice; great-grandson, Nichols Snell; granddaughter, Kathleen (Burton) Snell; and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Chatterton-Richmond.
We want to thank her many friends over the years and all the personnel at the Pierce House for their love and care for the past five years, where Dorothy has happily resided.