Dorothy Elinor (Reinking) Day of Bristol died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on March 5, 2010.

Dorothy was born in Napoleon, Ohio, on Feb. 20, 1931. She was the fourth child, and only daughter, of Ferdinand and Josephine Reinking. Dorothy grew up in Napoleon and later attended Flower Hospital Nursing Program and received her nursing diploma in 1951. Dorothy was married to Lyman Robert Day on May 5, 1956, and together they raised four children, Jonathan, Jennifer, Christopher and Benjamin.

Dorothy retired from Rockville General Hospital in Connecticut as the operating room supervisor in 1983 when she and Lyman moved to Bristol. She later returned to nursing part time at the Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta and private duty nursing, finishing her career in 2001.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Jonathan of Bristol; her daughter, Jennifer of Augusta; her son, Christopher of Cape Coral, Fla.; and a brother, Franklin of Greensboro, N.C.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lyman; her son, Benjamin; her brother, John; and her brother, William.

Friends and family are invited to a time of visitation at the Strong–Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St. in Damariscotta, on Friday, March 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be a graveside service in the Bristol Mills Cemetery on Saturday, March 13 at 1 p.m. and a memorial service on Sunday, March 14 at the Water of Life Church on Route 1 in Newcastle. Condolences for the family may be expressed by visiting