Dorothy Catherine (Lemoine) Stockbridge

Posted Nov. 08, 2013, at 6:13 p.m.

SWAN’S ISLAND – Dorothy lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. She was surrounded by her family and close friends in her final hours. Dorothy was born on Sept. 7, 1934. She was born in Rockland, to George and Agnes (Stanley) Lemoine.

Dorothy grew up on Swan’s Island and cherished the island community. She had a tremendous love for people and an unparalleled work ethic. She and lifelong long friend, Rose McIntire owned and operated the Seabreeze Takeout on Swan’s Island for many years. They were known for their fresh food and warm hospitality.

She was predeceased by her parents as well as her brothers, George and Merrill Lemoine. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Valerie and Laverne. Additionally she was predeceased by her first husband, Paul E. Colbeth, father of Darlene, Linda, Nancy, Bruce, Judy, Wanda, and Brian. Dorothy was predeceased by her second husband, Paul A. Stockbridge, father of Nicole. Dorothy was predeceased by her oldest daughter, Darlene F. Tozier in August of 2003. She is survived by her children, Linda Stanley, Nancy Ordway, Bruce Colbeth, Judy Hodgdon, Wanda Gray, Brian Colbeth and Nicole Butterfield. Additonally she is survived by her brother, Frank Lemoine and his wife, Diane. Dorothy has 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She is survived by a lifelong friend, Rose McIntire and her husband, Tom.

Dorothy was involved with the Swan’s Island community for decades. She helped to host many potluck dinners to benefit the island. She was a large part of the church community and loved the hymn sings and church fellowship. Dorothy’s most recent involvement was an instrumental part of helping with the community food bank. Our family recalls mom helping to open up the food bank even after her cancer was diagnosed. It was who our mom was a very giving lady with a passion for everything Swan’s Island. She was loyal to her community and they in turn were amazing to her.

Her service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Baptist Church with a luncheon in Dorothy’s honor to immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, our family asks that donations be made to the Swan’s Island Baptist Church kitchen fund. The donations may be made in care of David Joyce, P.O. Box 178, Swan’s Island, ME 04685.

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