Dorothy Emma Perry


Dorothy Emma Perry

1924 – 2010

RUMFORD — Dorothy Emma Perry, 85, a longtime resident of the Rumford area died Tuesday, March 23, at Rumford Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Canton, Nov. 25, 1924, a daughter of Donat and Josephine (McGuire) Chicoine.

She was a graduate of Stephens High School, Class of 1944, and received her nursing degree from St. Joseph’s College in Portland.

She served with the Army Nurses Cadet Corp during World War II.

She was a nurse for many years at the Rumford Hospital. She also worked for seven years as night manager at the Madison Motor Inn.

She was a communicant of the Parish of the Holy Savior, and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, the Jay Senior Citizens Club, LeParesseux Snowshoe Club, and a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary Dixfield.

She enjoyed crafts, beano, and cards. She was also a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox.

Surviving are her children, Nancy Townsend of Livermore Falls, Timothy W. Chambers and wife, Barbara, of Roxbury, Michael Perry and wife, Patty, of Alexandria, Va., Sandra Campbell and husband, Jay, of Hanson, Mass., and Thomas Chambers of Old Orchard Beach; two sisters, Patty Libby of Turner and Gloria Dunham of Dixfield; a brother, Norman Chicoine of Livermore Falls; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, George Chambers; her second husband, Stanley Perry; a son, Raymond Chambers; a grandson, Jeremy Chambers; a loving companion, Andy Kondas; three sisters, Madeline Coombs, Lois Walton and Betty Chicoine; infant twins, Madeline and Arlene; and six brothers, Walter Chicoine, Arnold Chicoine, Ovilla Chicoine, Pearl Chicoine, Lawrence Chicoine and Paul Chicoine.