AUBURN – Dorothy “Dot” Andrews Wing, died April 27, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice with her family by her side.

She was born Dorothy Jean Andrews in South Paris, on Dec. 14, 1930, a daughter of Lucille Buck and Roland Andrews. She was educated in West Paris schools and was very proud to have earned her GED in later years. She worked at the Stowell Silk Spool Co. in Bryant Pond for 33 years until its closure in 1987. She was instrumental in bringing the United Furniture Workers Union into the factory and was a shop steward for many years.

She enjoyed many trips in her camper with her husband and loved having her family come and gather around the campfire in the evening. She loved the Maine coast, especially Bailey Island and visited there often. There was nothing she enjoyed more than having a lobster feed with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Elwood Wing of Bryant Pond, with whom had just celebrated their 60th year together Christmas night 2008; a daughter, Brenda Signoretti and her husband, Salvatore, of Watertown, Mass.; a son, Gary Wing and his wife, Jeannine, of Bryant Pond; six grandchildren, Tami Maye and her husband, Brendon, of Woburn, Mass., Tina Signoretti of Milford, Mass., Tori Hicinbothem and her husband, John, of Bethel, Anthony Signoretti of Watertown, Mass., Troy Wing and his wife, Ramphuay, of Derby, Kan., and Todd Wing and his wife, Elizabeth, of Portland; eight great-grandchildren, Travis, Trinity, Ronan, Maren, Brendan, Billy, Nikita and Shayanne; many nieces and nephews; and a sister, Patricia Gittens of Logan, Utah.

She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Andrews; and two sisters, Georgia Jordan and Nancy Polvinan.

The family thanks the staff of Androscoggin Hospice House and Dr. Austin for their loving care and kindness during Dot’s last days.

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