Dorothy M. Pond

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WATERVILLE - Dorothy M. Pond, 88, of Oakland, former Auburn resident, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Lakewood Manor with her family at her side. She was born in Auburn on July 19, 1925, the daughter of the late Roy and Esther (Wiley) Phelps.

She was a graduate of Edward Little High School, and was the widow of Frank Pond, who died on July 22, 2004.

Dot was a housewife, she also was employed as a housekeeper for many years by Pinette Funeral Home, and prior to her retirement worked as a crossing guard by Washburn School in Auburn for 17 years.

She enjoyed her computer, especially Facebook, where she kept in touch with many of her former Washburn School children.

Dot was a lifetime member of the Women's Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign War Post 1603 and American Legion Post 31 of Auburn.

She collected dolls, cups and saucers, and enjoyed her pet cat "Poodie Tat."

Dot is survived by two sons, Wayne Chapman and his wife, Lisa, of Oakland, and Gary Chapman and his wife, Janet, of Auburn; two stepdaughters, Nancy Lajoie, of Lewiston, and Kathleen Pond, of Auburn; two half sisters, Pauline Phelps, of Norway, and Ruby Foster and her husband, Don, of New Gloucester; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and two dear friends, Avis Adams and Marilyn Farmer.

The family would like to thank the Curtis family, Inland Hospital, Lakewood Manor, The Sunshine Club and her doctor, Dr. Charlebois, for his special care.

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Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Monday, March 17, prior to 11 a.m. funeral services at Pinette, Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, with Terry Tiner officiating. Burial to follow at 1 p.m. at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to North Belgrade Baptist Church, 8 Station Road, Belgrade, ME 04917.

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Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
305 Alfred Plourde Parkway
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 784-4023
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Published in Central Maine on Mar. 16, 2014
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