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DEXTER – Dorothy J. Lagasse, 89, died July 5, 2010, at a Portland hospital. She was born June 16, 1921, in Brewer, daughter of Horace and Hazel (Carr) Bennett. She was a communicant of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Dexter, and was a member of Daughters of Isabella. She and her husband, “Pete,” owned and operated Lagasse’s IGA, Dexter, for many years. In her later life she became a placement advisor with Penquis CAP. She was predeceased by her husband Rodolph J. “Pete” Lagasse, in 1992; two brothers, Raymond C. Bennett and Donald J. Bennett; and two sisters, Evelyn M. Lewis and Marjorie H. Baker. She is survived by two sons, G. Peter Lagasse of Dexter and Robert M. LaGasse of Derry, N.H.; a daughter, Bonitta Lagasse of Windham; a sister, Shirley Kilian of Dudley, Mass.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, July 12, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Dexter, with Deacon Frederick Harrigan officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Old Town. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, care of Anah Temple Shrine, P.O. Box 735, Bangor, ME 04402. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to

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