FALMOUTH — Dorcas Davis Hathaway, 92, of South Portland, died peacefully on Jan. 21 at Falmouth by the Sea.
Born in Paterson, N.J. on July 2, 1918, a daughter of Edmund Hall and Frieda Krogel Davis, she was educated at Paterson High School and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.
On June 8, 1940, she married Edward W. Hathaway. They were married for 54 years and were wonderful parents to their two daughters, Dorcas (Alley) and Evelyn (Horton).
While her daughters were young, she was primarily a homemaker and mother, but also taught home economics at schools in Paterson, N.J., and Brooklyn, N.Y.
In 1979 she and Edward retired to Yarmouth and they enjoyed traveling, playing golf at Val Halla and Freeport Country Club, and attending hockey games in Portland.
After Edward died in 1994, she moved to South Portland to be near her daughters.
For many years she particularly enjoyed serving as a volunteer docent at the Spring Point Museum, now known as the Portland Harbor Museum, at Southern Maine Community College.
Her other hobbies included playing bingo and line dancing with new friends at the South Portland Recreation Center.
Survivors include her sister, Evelyn Shipley of Bellport, N.Y.; her daughters, Dorcas H. Alley of Cape Elizabeth, and Evelyn H. Horton and her husband Michael of South Portland; grandsons Thomas E. Turner and his wife Christine, and Chad W. Turner of Hollis; three great-grandsons, John, Sean and Jacob Turner, and two great-granddaughters, Lauren and Jennifer Turner, all of Hollis; and three nephews and two nieces.
The family would like to thank Charlotte, Tracy, Dr. Marino and the rest of the staff at Falmouth by the Sea for the wonderful care she received over the past two years.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Portland Harbor Museum, 510 Congress St., Portland, ME, 04101.