Dorothy B. Brownell

Nov 13, 2012

Union — Dorothy B. Brownell, 91, passed away peacefully at Windward Gardens in Camden Nov. 13, 2012, just six weeks after losing her husband of 65 years Frederick Brownell.

She was born in Camden on Sept. 17, 1921 the daughter of the late Elroy V. and Marjorie Mank Beverage. She grew up in Camden attended local schools was a graduate of Camden High School.

She was a homemaker working seasonally packing apples and canning squash. She was always fond of the time she could spend in her garden.

She always was canning her home grown vegetables even enlisting the help of Frederick on more than a few occasions. She enjoyed puzzles and word searches, a hobby she passed along to her grandchildren. She was a member of the Hope Grange, Seven Tree Grange, and the Peoples United Methodist Church in Union, she was also a member of the ATOMS and MOALS antique car clubs.

She battled with multiple sclerosis for more than 40 years but never once would complain. She was always putting others before herself, she knew she had her troubles but she always knew that there were a lot of people that were worse off than she was. It was this selflessness that made her who she was. She was a caring loving person who people loved to be around. She was very family-orientated and loved nothing more than to be able to spend time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and siblings.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years Frederick W. Brownell and a brother Elroy Beverage Jr.

Survivors include her daughter Linda Hannan and her husband Larry of Scarborough; sons Edward Brownell and his wife Kathy of China, Victor Wentworth and his companion Connie of Prospect; sisters Edith Brown of Camden, Estelle Libby of Appleton, Alma Tilley and her husband Herb of Florida; brother Hartley Beverage and his wife Florence of Hope; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and special friends Mel and Carol Williams.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Lakeview Cemetery on Overlock Hill Road in Union. Rev. Linda Campbell-Marshall will officiate. Contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maine Chapter 74 Gray Road Falmouth, ME 04105.

You are invited to share your condolences, memories and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories page at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, ME 04572.

 

 

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