CALAIS – Dorothy Eva Hunt Dwelley passed peacefully from this life June 4, 2013, at her home, with her loving family by her side. Dorothy was born Dec. 9 1921, in Burnham, daughter of Arnold and Etta (Cole) Hunt.
She attended Burnham schools and graduated from Clinton High School. Dorothy married her devoted and loving husband, Harvard W. Dwelley, Sept. 4, 1950. Dorothy was a member of Women’s Army/Air Force Corp., W.A.A.C., during World War II. Her basic training was at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and she was stationed in Fort Worth, Texas. She was extremely proud of her service to her country and at age 89 participated in a service honoring Maine Veterans of Foreign Wars. Upon discharge in 1946 Dorothy moved to Calais where she met her husband and raised their family. Dorothy worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Thomas and later as a postal clerk in Baileyville, where she retired in 1977. In her retirement years, she and Harvard spent time at their home in Zephyrhills, Fla., where they made many friends and enjoyed those friendships, golfing, biking and shuffleboard. Dorothy was a communicant at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. She was a member of Veteran’s of Foreign Wars and a supporter of St. Croix No. 1 Firehouse Restoration project. Dorothy was an avid NASCAR, Boston Red Sox and Maine hockey fan. But most of all, Dorothy’s life was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered as being a loving, devoted and hard-working wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed.
She was predeceased by her husband; her parents; sister, Virginia Wright; brother, Alan Hunt; brothers-in-law, Donald Wright, Paul and Dana Dwelley, James “Buster” Holmes, Orris Cousins and Fletcher MacLeod; sisters-in-law, Ruth Hunt, Erma Hunt, Rowena Dwelley, Marian Cousins, Velma MacLeod, Blanche Holmes, Jean Dwelley and Hazel Dwelley; and nephew, Roy Dwelley. Dorothy is survived by son, Alan and wife, Candace; daughter, Jane DelMonaco and husband, Bill; granddaughter, Allyson Reichenau and husband, Cody; grandson, Anthony DelMonaco; stepgrandson, Joshua Johnston and partner, James Williams; great-granddaughters, Isabelle and Addyson Reichenau; brother, Robert Hunt; nephews, Jim Wright and wife, Diane, Arnie Elkins and wife, Vicki, Robert Hunt, Todd, Bruce and Alan Hunt, James Holmes and wife, Sue, David Holmes and wife, Kathy, Lloyd Thomas Dwelley and wife, Marilyn, and Gary Dwelley; nieces, Wendy Wright-Swiger, Judith Ladd, Carol McCann and husband, Raymond, Susan Hale and husband, Blake, Becky Hunt, Kristin Littlefield, Donna Richardson, Linda Tarr, Bev Morrison and husband, David, and Vivian Perkins and husband, Carl; cousin, Helen Dwelley; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visiting hours will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 29 Church St., Calais, with Pastor Jennifer Reece and former Pastor David Sivret officiating. There will be full military honors after the service at Calais Cemetery. Donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to St. Croix No. 1 Fire House, P.O. Box 605, Calais, ME 04619, or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.