AUBURN — Dorothy Chipman Coffin, 87, of Poland Spring died early Friday morning, June 23, at Clover Manor in Auburn.

She was born on June 12, 1930, in Poland, a daughter of Merle A. and Georgia (Hamilton) Chipman. She attended schools at Ricker Hill in Poland Spring, Fryeburg Academy and graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn in the Class of 1948. She later graduated from the Fanny Farmer Boston Cooking school.

Dorothy worked in the cooking field at hotels in Miami, Fla., Portsmouth, N.H., and Poland Spring.

On June 28, 1952, she married Aubrey L. Coffin of Mechanic Falls. She died just five days shy of celebrating 65 years of marriage.

She entered the U.S. Postal Service at Poland Spring in 1957 and was later appointed postmaster and retired in 1988 after 31 years of service.

Dorothy was a member of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS), the former Sabbathday Lake Grange (62 years in 2006) and the Poland Community Church. She also served on the board of directors of the Progress Center in Norway for 30 years.

She is survived by her husband, Aubrey of Poland Spring; a son, Bruce Coffin of Poland; a brother, Ellsworth Chipman of Poland; two nephews and a niece.

She was predeceased by her parents.

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Dorothy C. Coffin

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