Christine Ann Dorsey, 59: Dedicated to community service
SCARBOROUGH — Christine Ann Dorsey, 59, of Scarborough, died Sunday at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, surrounded by family and friends.
Born March 20, 1953, in Lewiston, Dorsey was the daughter of Robert and Mildred Sansoucy. She graduated in 1971 from Edward Little High School in Auburn and from Trinity College in 1975, where she received a degree in special education and human services.
She met her husband, Steven M. Dorsey, at a midnight Mass in Winooski, Vt., and they were married Aug. 17, 1974, at St. Phillips Church in Auburn.
While raising her duaghter in Auburn, Dorsey was an avid community volunteer and served organizations such as the Lewiston YWCA, the Abused Women’s Advocacy Center and St. Joseph’s Nursery and Parochial Schools.
More recently Dorsey worked as a social worker for the Child Health Center in Norway and Auburn. For many years she worked with pregnant and parenting teens, and later served as the coordinator for the Central Maine Developmental Evaluation Clinic, serving children from infancy to age 5.
In 2005, Dorsey and her husband relocated to Scarborough and she refocused her energy on community service, volunteering with a dear friend at Dress for Success, a program designed to assist women re-entering the workforce with the job interview process.
Advocating for social causes, helping others, reading, entertaining friends and family were among her passions. Always full of vigor, she was a great source of strength for many friends and family. She loved the beach and skiing.
She is survived by her husband, Stephen Michael Dorsey of Scarborough; daughter Morgan Elizabeth Dorsey of South Portland; and many beloved nieces, nephews and brother- and sister-in-laws.
Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway. Prayers will be recited at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, followed by an 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth. Burial will follow in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
Those desiring may make donations to the Cancer Community Center of South Portland, 778 Main St., South Portland, ME 04106.