FREEPORT — Dolores Verhoeven, formerly of Farmington, died peacefully at the age of 89, Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Hawthorne House in Freeport.

Dolores was born on October 1, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York. She was raised by her Aunt Beebee and Uncle Otto. She graduated from Long Beach High School, New York in 1945. The following year, she met Robert C. Verhoeven; they were married on April 4, 1948. Sons Robert Michael & Paul James were born in 1953 & 1957, respectively.

In 1963 they moved to Farmington, built a home and opened the “Country Squire Gift Shoppe.” The gift shop was a great success and expended over the years. In 1977, they bought the “Pioneer House Restaurant.” In 1985, they retired and moved to South Portland and shortly thereafter they moved to Sanford, N.C. In 2003, they moved back to Maine to be closer to the family.

Bob passed in January 2005, a week before his 85th birthday.

Her family invites you to share your memories and condolences on her memorial wall at, where a more detailed obituary can be found.

Dolores Verhoeven

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