Dorothy G. Comeau

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CANTON – After suffering a stroke on Jan. 1, Dorothy Gallant Comeau died Friday, Jan. 12, at the Victorian Villa, having resided there for the last two and a half years.

She was born April 17, 1924, to Archie and Anna LeBlanc Gallant.

She graduated from Mexico High School and was very proud of this. She never got used to the fact that the Mexico and Rumford schools merged and never failed to comment on this.

On Jan. 18, 1943, she married L. Arthur Comeau. He predeceased her in May 2003.

They lived in Dixfield for many years and she worked at W. T. Grant until 1969, when they moved to Cundy’s Harbor. They loved the harbor and they will be joined again and spread over the ocean where they spent many enjoyable times. She loved those years on the coast and spent more hours than one can imagine scraping away at the paint on one boat or another. She spent many hours on a stepladder with a paint brush in her hand.

She was multi-talented and ambitious in many ways, from painting and refinishing furniture to sewing articles of clothing and slipcovers. Her beautifully refinished furniture will bring generations of family much enjoyment and use.

She is survived by her children, Randall Comeau and his wife, Sue, of Northglenn, Colo., Ritchie Comeau of Rumford, and Deborah Swett, of Dixfield; a sister, Anna Ward of Wilton; and a brother, Alcide Gallant, of Andover.

Her other family knows who they are and how very much she cared for them. The girls at Victorian Villa were wonderful and very much family to her until the end.

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