Dorothy “Dolly” Fitts Baldwin, 88: The eyes of an artist

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FALMOUTH — Dorothy Fitts Baldwin, 88, passed away June 8 at Falmouth by the Sea after a long illness.

Baldwin was born in York on August 19, 1923, to Perley I. Fitts and Marguerite Marden Fitts. She grew up with her sister Sylvia and brother Dick at the Fitts Poultry Farm in Durham. She graduated from Dover High School and then University of New Hampshire in 1945.

Baldwin held connections of the heart dearly, always ready to listen openly with acceptance and support. She saw the world through the eyes of an artist and always saw the beauty of the landscape. She loved color and design and was always creating in many forms.

Baldwim married in 1946 and in 1953 – after living in Cambridge, Mass.; Detroit, Mich.; and Bourne, Mass. – she settled in Falmouth.

In 1972, Baldwin began a new career at Maine Savings Bank, where she worked until she retired. She was a congregant at the Falmouth Congregational Church0 and volunteer at the Falmouth Health Council and Cumberland County Medical Auxiliary. Baldwin also was a former docent at Portland Museum of Art. Her interests included family and friends, church, gardening, art, bridge, reading and activities at the Yarmouth YMCA.

Baldwin is survived by her three children, Becky Pease and her husband, Sam, Chris Baldwin and her partner, Eric Anderson, and Chuck Baldwin and his wife, Deirdra; grandchildren, Graham Hopkins, Amanda Hopkins, Dan Pease, and Alicia Pease; great-grandchildren Evan Kilburn and Marvin Granados; her sister, Sylvia Getchell; her brother, Richard Fitts, and his wife, Ginny; and many nieces and nephews.

A service will be held att 11 a.m.  Saturday, June 16, at Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road. Internment will held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at the Durham Cemetery, 274 Rt-155A, Durham, N.H. Please visit to view a video collage of Dolly’s life and to share your condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.

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