WESTBROOK – Dorothy Ella Harriman, 81, passed away unexpectedly at her home, with her husband and children at her side, on Dec. 15, 2018. She was born on Feb. 16, 1937, a daughter of Clarence and Nellie (Gurney) Nay.

Dot married her high school sweetheart, John Harriman, on Feb. 16, 1954. In the early 60s they moved to Westbrook, where they raised their family and made their home. Dot held a variety of positions, including department manager at Bradlees Department store, receptionist at Dr. Donald Yorkey’s office, as well as, customer service at Irving Oil and Suburban Propane.

“Mimi Dot” loved spending time with her family, and was so proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed being social, playing bingo and going to the casino were some of her favorite pastimes, along with traveling with her husband and friends. She loved getting together with her family and many friends for cookouts and special gatherings at her home, in Westbrook. Dot was an avid supporter of the Kora Shriners. She loved all of her many dogs, over the years, and also liked to spend her free time crocheting, knitting, and playing on the computer. Dot was truly the matriarch of her family, and will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her husband, of 64 years, John Harriman, of Westbrook; children, Barbara Gaudreau and her husband, Stephen, of Harrison, Steven Harriman and his wife, Rose, of Westbrook, Ronald Harriman and his wife, Karen, of Parsonsfield, and Deborah Rollins and her husband, Stephen, of Old Orchard Beach; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by stepmother, Dorothy Rich Nay; and a brother, Glenn Gurney.

A Celebration of Life will be held on a date and time, to be announced. Special thanks to the officers that were here, in our time of need.

Arrangements are in the care of the Westbrook Chapel of Dolby Blais & Segee, 35 Church St., Westbrook, ME. To express condolences or participate in Dot’s online tribute, please visitwww.DolbyBlaisSegee.com.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Westbrook Fire and Rescue, as they were so wonderful to us in our time of sorrow, and/or Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland. 

Guest Book