AUBURN — Dorothy E. Sherman, 92, of Litchfield went home with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 10, at Clover Manor health center.

She was born on Sept. 8, 1924, in Hardwick, Mass., the daughter of Guy and Eva (Lyman) Snyder. They moved to Maine from Massachusetts because they were building the Quabbin Reservoir where they lived at that time.

She attended schools in Litchfield and graduated from Litchfield Academy in 1942. In 1945, she married the love of her life, Ralph Sherman, on Aug. 23 in West Auburn. They were married for 67 years until Ralph’s death on Sept. 11, 2012. They had three children.

Dorothy worked as a caregiver after graduation until she was married. She enjoyed being a housewife and mother and loved her family.

She went to work at Knapp Brothers when her youngest child started school to help her husband. She worked until she came down with multiple sclerosis and was unable to work anymore outside of her home.

She enjoyed gardening, her African violets, reading and traveling (especially to Massachusetts and Iowa to see her relatives.) Her favorite pastime was listening to Gospel music. In her early years, she was an avid guitar player.

She was a member of the Litchfield Plains Baptist Church for many years.

Dorothy is survived by her three children, Kathryn Chase, Beverly Chase and husband, Daniel, and James Sherman and wife, Helen; six grandchildren, Laurie Martin and husband, Norman, Julie Moore and husband, Dale, Sherry Bailey and husband, John, Adam Sherman, Michael Sherman and wife, Betsey, and Christopher Sherman and companion, Liz Sirois; nine great-grandchildren, Kristin Martin and companion, Zachary Lenahan, Joshua Martin, Sierra and Dylan Moore, Damien Vachon and companion, Dezarae Ace, Brock and Ethan Vachon, Samantha Bailey and Hannah Sherman; three great-great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Laralye and Abigail Lenahan. Dorothy also leaves two sisters, Marjorie Ellis and Jean Perry and husband, Roxy.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph; her mother and father; her brothers, Glen and Raymond Snyder; and a sister, Mary Ames.

We would like to send special thanks to her caregivers, Irene, Nancy, Susan and Pauline and the staff of Galway Place and Hospice for the love and comfort given her.

Dorothy E. Sherman

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