Dorothy M. Chapman, 95: Dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother

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DAMARISCOTTA — Dorothy Marr Chapman, 95, died peacefully at home on May 19.

Born in Alna, on March 27, 1915, she was the second of four daughters of Harrison G. and Edith Boynton Marr and grew up in Newcastle.

After she graduated from Lincoln Academy in 1931 she worked at the Newcastle Post Office.

In 1934 she joined the Damariscotta Baptist Church and was active in church activities throughout her life.

In 1937 she married Walter C. Chapman and they had three children together. They were married for 65 years until his death in 2002.

She enjoyed being a host mother to an exchange student from Cape Town, South Africa, at Lincoln Academy and was active in the exchange program for many years.

After her children were grown, she worked as a realtor in Lincoln County until she retired in 1978.

During retirement, she enjoyed volunteering as a switchboard operator at Miles Memorial Hospital, and was a longtime member of the Damariscotta-Newcastle Women’s Club and Lincoln Academy Alumni Association.

She was predeceased by her husband Walter, and two sisters, Muriel Dennis and Constance Freeman.

Surviving are her sister, Louise M. Hanna of Augusta; three children, John Chapman and wife Allison of Brunswick, Linda Mahoney and husband Burton of Milford, Conn., and Janice Chapman and husband Bruce Moore of Cape Elizabeth; six grandchildren, Karin Mahoney of New York City, Brian Chapman of Topanga, Calif., Kirby Mahoney of New Haven, Conn., Kristopher Mahoney of Derby, Conn., Abigail Chapman of Englewood, Colo., and Joseph Chapman of Bethesda, Md; and five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 26, at Damariscotta Baptist Church.

She was a ardent supporter of restoring the Damariscotta town clock. Memorial donations may be made to the Landmark Tower Restoration, c/o M. Wellman, 223 Main St., P. O. Box 940, Damariscotta, ME 04543.

Arrangements are by Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.

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