ROCKLAND — Doris Jeanette Dudley, 88, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.

Born in Rockland Sept. 12, 1933, she was the daughter of Clarence and Mildred Cora Dinsmore Ingerson. She was educated locally, graduating from Rockland High School.

A hard worker her entire life, she has been employed over the years and been the smiling face and pleasant co-worker at Van Baalens, JJ Newberry’s lunch counter, Dunkin Donuts, Walmart, Electrotech and Stinson’s Canning, to name a few.

Doris never met anyone she didn’t love, or didn’t love her. She loved nothing more than having kids around, and was a second mother and grandmother to countless children. She was affectionately known as Mimi to many.

She has resided in the Rockland area most of her life, but enjoyed a year and a half of living in Florida with one of her daughters. During that time, she was pleased to have reunited with one of her sisters, whom she had not seen in 25 years.

Predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Donald Carter; her second husband, James Dudley; a step-daughter, Ann Carter; and seven siblings. Doris is survived by her children, Linda Mitchell and her husband. Freemont, Cynthia Larrabee and her husband. Dennis. all of Knoxville, Tenn., Susan Urquhart and her husband, Clyde, of Bangor, Carol Krise and her husband, George, and Donald Dudley, all of Rockland, Penny Sanborn-Dostie and her husband, David Dostie, of Warren and Edward Cater of Nobleboro; many grand, great-grand, and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a large loving extended family.

A celebration of life will be announced in the Summer of 2022. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Sussman Hospice House, 40 Anchor Drive, Rockport, Maine 04856, The Adoption Fund, c/o Salvage Church, 30 Sherer Lane, Rockland, Maine 04841 or online at Include in the comment: in Remembrance of Doris Dudley. To share a memory or condolence with Mimi’s family, please visit their Book of Memories at

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.