In Memoriam : Dorothy Spears
Dorothy M Spears - age: 91
(March 13, 1925 to August 02, 2016
A graveside service will be held Saturday August 13, 2016 at 11:00AM at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Deering Park Section, reception to follow.
Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home and Cremation, 365 Main St, Saco are in charge of the arrangements.
Saco. Dorothy M. Spears, 91, of School St, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2016 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was born in Queens, NY. on March 13, 1925, the daughter of John and Louise Gherke Horstmann. Her father said it was the luckiest Friday the 13th ever.
Dorothy graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in Queens, NY. She then worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company during WWII.
She married Robert C. Spears in 1942. They lived in Levittown, New York and moved to Saco, ME. in 1958. She happily resided on Promenade Avenue for 51 years.
Dorothy volunteered for the Girl Scouts of America, the American Cancer Society, and the SMMC Woman’s Auxiliary.
She most recently volunteered with Fran McDonald for the local Meals on Wheels Program.
She enjoyed walking, dancing, television shows, talking on the phone with her friends, and her weekly Gambling Grandmothers card games. She most enjoyed entertaining and spending time with her family and friends
She is predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Spears in 1985, and a brother, Harold Horstmann in 2012.
Survivors include her 2 daughters, Gayle D. Young and her husband John of Gorham; Lois S. Goldthwait and her husband Marshall of Saco; 4 grandchildren, Jeffrey Young of Gray, Heather Young of Gorham, Ryan Young of Sahuarita, AZ., and Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles of Saco; and 12 great grandchildren; Amanda, Mason, Zachary, Chloe, Miller, Brooke, Brinn, Seth Braedyn, Evan, Dillon, and Griffin. She is also survived by her best friend of 50+ years, Anita Denton of Saco.
The family would like to thank the staff at Maine Medical Center and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for the care and compassion Dorothy received.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Dorothy’s name to either the Salvation Army, 2 Church St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064,
or Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074.