Dorcas J. (Arris) Bauckman, 79

Dorcas Bauckman

Dorcas Bauckman

ENFIELD, CONN. — Dorcas Jane (Arris) Bauckman, 79, the wife of 61 years to Philip S. Bauckman Sr., has passed from our mortal sight to be with her Creator on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

Born in Boston, Mass., Sept. 17, 1934, to the late Rodney Arris and Marion (Hebb) Arris, she moved to Bridgton as a young girl and graduated from high school there.

Our Mom dedicated her life to her Lord and family, and endeavored tirelessly every day to that end. The love and compassion that flowed from her touched the lives of so many. Ever present in the kitchen, and gifted with the ability to somehow feed everyone, no soul ever left hungry if “Mom” knew about it. Her artwork and “one-of-a-kind” cakes, pies and cookies were and are treasured. “Teddy Bears” were a passion and there was always room for one more in the house.

In addition to her loving husband and high school sweetheart, she leaves her children, Polly Locklear and Philip S. Bauckman Jr. of Enfield, Conn.; grandchildren, Matthew Bauckman and his wife Jolene, Nathan Locklear, Timothy Locklear and his wife Mimma, Sarah Jane Locklear; and great-grandchildren Luke and Travis Bauckman, Gabriel, Sophia Jane, and Francesca Locklear, Christianna Locklear and Lucas Locklear Dos Santos. Also surviving are three brothers, David Arris of Harrison, Timothy Arris and Peter Arris, both of Bridgton; and two sisters, Polly Harvard of Lindale, Tex., and Judy Lighter of Lake Elsinore, Calif.


A celebration of her life and burial will be in Bridgton at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Browne Funeral Home, Enfield, Conn.,

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