LISBON FALLS – Dorothy R.(Battistone) Kazimer, 85, of Lisbon Falls died on March 21, at her home.

She was born on Sept. 23, 1923, in the Boston area, the daughter of Angelina (Cardile) and Phillip Russo.

On Jan. 17, 1944, she married Louis M. Kazimer Sr. and they enjoyed 48 wonderful years together.

She worked at various shoe shops in Lewiston and Brunswick, including Supreme Slipper and Auerbach Shoe as a stitcher. She was an active auxiliary member of the American Legion Post 66 in Lisbon Falls, and also the American Legion Post 202 in Topsham. She held the position of auxiliary president, among other positions, and she and her husband could always be found in the kitchen helping with suppers.

For more than 20 years she and her husband did volunteer work at the Veterans Hospital in Togus. For many years she was a volunteer Girls State adviser at Husson College and she loved every minute of it. She was a past member of the Lisbon Senior Citizens and a member of Holy Trinity Church.

For quite a few years, she made special occasion cakes as a part-time job, and there were some very elaborate wedding cakes made during this time.

She also loved to make crafts to sell at Christmas craft fairs, and also enjoyed making them to share with family and friends. She also loved a good card game and playing beano with friends.

She will be remembered for many things, among them being a devoted mother, proud grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an excellent Italian cook (especially for her lasagna), and was a strong-willed, caring and loving woman.

She loved taking rides to the ocean with her family, and all the holiday and special times they spent together. She cherished her close relationship with her sisters and always appreciated their visits and phone calls.

She is survived by her sons, Louis M. Kazimer Jr. of Oregon, Richard S. Kazimer and wife, Erica, of Cambridge, Mass., and Robert D. Kazimer and wife, Barbara, of Lisbon Falls; 11 grandchildren, Laura, Adam, Alex, Anna, Michael, Mary Louise, Hannah, Rebecca, Christopher, John and Elizabeth; three great-grandchildren, Meredith, Kristen and Wyatt; four sisters, Marie of Hadley, Mass., Frances of Whitman, Mass., Dolores of Washington and Madeleine of Gilford, N.H.; many nieces and nephews; and her longtime dear friend, Bobbie Penfold of Topsham.

She was predeceased by her husband, Louis, in 1992; and brother, John Battistone.

The family would like to thank Interim Health Care & Meals on Wheels for the years of help given to Dorothy which enabled her to stay in the home she loved. Also to the Lisbon Police Department for their professionalism and compassion.

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