1928 – 2016

WILTON — Dorothy M. (Williams, Gerrish) Wiers, “Dot,” 87, of Wilton went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 11, at home with her husband and children at her side.

She was born in Corinna on Dec. 11, 1928, the daughter of Cony and Elnora (Neil) Williams. She made her home in East Wilton for 58 years.

Dot was a loving mother who was greatly devoted to her family. She attended and was a member of the Union Church in East Wilton for many years. She also worked outside of the home as an eyeletter at G.H. Bass & Co.

Dot was an accomplished artist who loved to paint. Every year, for decades, she would compete at the Farmington Fair and often would win a prize for her oil paintings. Many of her paintings are displayed at her family and children’s homes, as well as other people’s homes, who would commission her for her works.

Dorothy also enjoyed round and square dancing and was a member of the Triple Town Swingers for many years. She was an avid gardener and many passersby would often comment about how beautiful her flower gardens were that surrounded her home. She was a member of the Crystal Light Bridge Club, Ladies Night Out Club, Christmas Club, several coffee groups and the Prayer and Praise Bible Study Group.

Dot enjoyed camping in her motor home and traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for more than 40 years.

She will be sadly missed by her family and those who knew and loved her. Besides her husband, Raymond, survivors include her three sons, Ronald “Ronnie” Gerrish and his wife, Anne, of Waldoboro, Randy Wiers of Kailua, Hawaii, and Rickey Wiers and his wife, Janice, of Merrimack, N.H.; one sister, Laura Melcher; a sister-in-law, DeAnne Williams and her children, Peter and Julie; her grandchildren, Kirsten Gerrish, Kendra (Gerrish) Aron, Tamsyn (Gerrish) Altman and Benjamin Wiers; her great-grandchildren, Jonah, Ian, Ivy and Lilly Clemens, Lew, Gracy, Ellie and Anna Aron, and Adley, Caleb and Tristan Altman; her niece, Susan Melcher; her nephew, Larry Melcher and his wife, Mary and their two sons, Nicholas Melcher “Nick” and his wife, Christa, and their son, Tanner and Gregory Melcher “Greg”; nieces, Patricia Frey and Alice Linscott; and cousin’s son, David Weeks and his girlfriend, Nancy; and other friends and relatives too numerous to mention.

She was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Thomas Gerrish; her brother, Harold Williams and his son, Terry Williams; sister, Margaret Owens and her husband, Austin Owens; brother-in-law, Paul Melcher; cousin, Maxine Weeks and her husband, Wallace Weeks; cousin, Lucille Baily; and cousin, Maud Lischner.

The family would like to thank many friends for their expressions of caring and sympathy. In addition, they would like to thank the staff at Beacon Hospice for their professionalism and warm display of caring, especially Melissa, Paula and Cindy, and her primary care physician, Dr. Hamilton.

Please visit her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com to post a tribute, condolence and to view her memorial video.

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