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Dorothy E. Beals

February 24, 1930 ~ March 18, 2017 (age 87)

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Brunswick – Dorothy “Dottie” E. Beals, 87, of Brunswick, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Bodwell House in Brunswick. She was born in Phippsburg on February 24, 1930, the daughter of Walter Perry & Hazel (Rollins) Cushing. She attended Phippsburg schools and graduated from Morse High School, class of 1949.

On January 31, 1953, she married Lester Beals at the Small Point Baptist Church and the couple lived in Phippsburg to raise their family.

Dottie worked at the Garden Inn and at NewBerry’s for many years. Her most important job was raising her family. Dottie considered her family first and did anything she could for her boys. In her free time she enjoyed going to Bean Suppers, Shopping and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Dottie had a heart of gold and cared more for others than she did for herself. She always made it a point to send a card to anyone who she thoughts needed a word of encouragement. She sent so many, that she was known as the “Card Lady” at Big Al’s. Her loving thoughts will be missed by all that loved her.

Dottie was predeceased by her husband, Lester; brother, Bill; 3 sisters, Marion, Helen & Lee. She is survived by 3 sons, Glen of Brunswick, and the twins, Richard & Randy of Bowdoinham; a special sister-in-law Geneva Beals; brother, Bob and his companion Louise who was also like a sister to Dottie; several nieces and nephews; and 3 special friends, Nancy, Katie and Donna

A graveside service will be held at Morningside Cemetery in Phippsburg on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 12:00pm for the family and close friends.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at Midcoast Hospital and Bodwell House for the wonderful care and also the Chaplin for all the prayers.

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 Service Information

Graveside Service
May 27, 2017

12:00 PM
Morningside Cemetery
Parker Head Road
Phippsburg, Maine 04562

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