LEWISTON – Mrs. Dorothy H. Cormier, 81, of Clover Manor and formerly of Great Falls Plaza, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 5, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born in Houlton on November 6, 1921, a daughter of Maurice and Myrtle (Parks) Dunphy.

She was educated in Houlton schools but spent most of her adult life in the Auburn-Lewiston community. In 1940, she married Walter V. Cormier who died in 1962. She worked many years as a clerk at S.S. Kresge’s Department store in Lewiston until her retirement in July of 1984. She was a member of Court St. Baptist Church, The Young at Heart Club, Marion Parker Circle, Auburn Senior Citizens, Ladies Auxilliary of VFW Post # 1603, Sabbathday Lake Grange and the Robin Dow Senior Citizens. Among her favorite enjoyments were spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing cards and going out to lunch and doing other activities with her wonderful friends.

She leaves a daughter, Judy Ayotte and husband Gerald of Lynnfield, Mass.; a son, Ron Cormier and wife Judy of Lewiston; seven grandchildren, Stephen Ayotte of Ga., Laurie Ann Boucher of Fla., Joe Cormier of South Paris, Ryan Cormier of Lewiston, Rodney Cormier also of Lewiston, Cindy Bradstreet of Auburn and Brenda Cormier of Litchfield; and seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Wayne; her brother, Earl Dunphy; and her parents.

Funeral Notice: Cormier, Dorothy H. 10-5-03. Visitation Thurs. 7-9 pm. Funeral at the funeral home Fri. 10 AM. Committal and interment Gracelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred in her memory to American Heart Assoc., New England Affiliate, 20 Speen St. Framingham , MA 01701-4688 or American Lung Assoc. of Maine, 122 State St. Augusta, ME 04330-5615. A service of The Fortin Group/ Plummer & Merrill F. H. Auburn, Turner & Center Sts. 783-8545. www.dignitymemorial.com

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