In Memoriam : Dorothy "Dot" Winslow
Dorothy "Dot" C. Levesque Winslow - age: 80
(January 22, 1935 to February 10, 2015
In compliance with Dorothy’s wishes, her remains will be cremated. There will be a service at the Dennett, Craig, and Pate Funeral Home in Saco, Maine at 4:00pm on Saturday, February 14, 2015. All who wish to come are welcome. There will be no burial. Call Amy Simoneau (207) 323-6205 for more information.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Congregational Church of Brooks UCC PO Box 188, 24 Veterans Highway, Brooks, ME 04921 or to the Jackson Food Pantry 538 Village Rd., Jackson, ME 04921. The family would like to thank the folks at Waldo County Home Health Care, in particular Margie Spencer-Smith, for all that they did to help Dorothy (and Lewis) through the initial tough times, the Maine Ombudsman’s Office for helping out with the relocation from one nursing facility to another that became necessary, her loving friends at the Brooks Congregational Church, and the caring people at Seal Rock Health Care.
Dorothy C. (Dot) Winslow (Levesque) most recently of Brooks, Maine, passed away at Seal Rock Health Care in Saco, Maine on February 10, 2015. She went peacefully, surrounded by family who loved her dearly.
Dorothy was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts on January 22, 1935 to Alfred M. and Helen Levesque. She had one sister, Marion. A graduate of St. Louis de Gonzague High in Nashua, N.H. she married Lewis H. Winslow on June 30, 1956. She began her married life in Orleans, France where Lewis was in the army. After their first child was born, the couple moved back to Nashua, NH. Most of Dorothy’s married life was spent in Litchfield, NH. After that, she lived with Lewis in South Carolina and then Brooks, Maine before entering a nursing home.
Dorothy’s hobbies included knitting and singing in the church choir. She had been an active member of the Litchfield (NH) Presbyterian Church and later the Brooks (ME) Congregational Church.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Lewis H. Winslow, currently of Saco, Maine and eight children: Amy Simoneau, of Belmont, Maine, Elise (and Joe)Lach of Methuen, Massachusetts, Lewis Winslow, Jr. of Nashua, NH, Alfred Winslow of Nashua, NH, Devin (and Darlene) Winslow of Manchester, NH, Randall (and Lisa) Winslow of Loudon, NH, Kathy (and Scott) Whitney of Goffstown, NH, and Tim (and Susan) Winslow of Epsom, NH. She leaves thirteen grandchildren: Andrea, Erin, Gabby, Jessica, Adam, Nathan, Cory, Justine, Brianna, Shana, Christina, Heather, and Kyle. She leaves three great-grandchildren: Porter, Bennett, and Ynes. Three cousins are left behind as well: David Levesque (and family) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Doris Gage (and family) of Nashua, NH, and cousin Rita of Nashua, NH. Dorothy also leaves behind her little dog, Sandy.
She was the kindest, most patient person who ever lived. Throughout her 58 year marriage, she was a loving wife who did whatever she could to support her husband in caring for the growing family. She always had time for all eight of her children. She knew how to stretch a dollar; she could prepare hamburger about 57 different ways. The love that she and Lewis shared was an inspiration to all of her children as they grew up and got married. Throughout all of this she maintained a sense of humor and of adventure. She was a Grammy who never forgot a birthday. The degree to which her kids, inlaws, and grandkids will miss her is reflected by the large number of people who made the 4 ˝ hour trip to their 58th anniversary party in the first nursing home(complete with cake, champagne, and Elvis) back in June, and by the number of sad family members by her bedside shortly before her death.
Mrs. Winslow is predeceased by her parents, her sister, and a dog named Muppet.
With tears we saw you suffer,
As we watched you fade away,
Our hearts were almost broken,
As you fought so hard to stay.
We knew you had to leave us,
But you never went alone,
For part of us went with you
The day you left your home.
The Day You Left – By Anonymous