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1926 - 2017
AUGUSTA - Dorothy Lane, of Augusta, died peacefully on Feb. 12, 2017, at Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation in Augusta after a short illness.
Dorothy Valeda Pelletier Lane, daughter of Lydia (Raymond) Pelletier and Arthur Pelletier, was born in Lewiston on Oct. 11, 1926. She attended Lewiston schools and graduated from Lewiston High School. She married William Lane on June 30, 1951, and resided in Augusta, raising four children, for 26 years. In 1979, they relocated to the Portland area for the balance of her years.
Dorothy led an active and rewarding life. She was an avid bridge player, loved the theater, and all things Boston sports with a special affinity for her Red Sox and Patriots. She belonged to many different groups in which she was an enthusiastic player and hostess. She also played golf, and was a member at Willowdale and Riverside Golf Clubs for many years. Volunteering at Maine Medical Center, she amassed over 1500 hours of service in the coffee shop as a "pink lady". She was known by many and loved by all.
Mostly, she was all about her family. She loved her children fiercely, and was the best parent, grandparent and great-grandparent to our family. She enthusiastically attended their sporting events, school programs, and in their college years, their tailgate parties gaining another generation of friends that called her Nanna. Dot was always the life of the party, and we loved her for that.
Dot was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 50 years, William Lane, her five brothers and sister.
She is survived by her loving family, David Lane and his wife Maryellen, Cindy Shaw and her husband Joe, Jeffrey Lane, and Bill Lane and his wife Michele. She has eight grandchildren, Jacie Morrison and her husband Jayson, Joey Shaw and his wife Sacha, Allison McKinney and her husband Stephen, Emily Lane and her fiancé Will Schworer, Ken Cannon and his wife Jess, Keith Cannon, and Grace and Will Lane. She also has three great-grandchildren, Max and Lewie Morrison, and Samantha McKinney. She loved them with all her heart.
In Dot's last months, she resided at Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation in Augusta. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the staff there, as they loved "Nanna" (as they called her) and cared for her so lovingly in her final days.
There are no planned visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Thursday Feb. 23, 2017, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Western Ave., Augusta. Committal prayers will follow at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta. Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta.
Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that
donations be forwarded to:
383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C
Scarborough, ME 04074
Plummer Funeral Home Inc
16 Pleasant St
Augusta, ME 04330
Published in Central Maine on Feb. 16, 2017