Doris K. McAllister, 96

Doris McAllister

Doris McAllister

NORWAY — Doris "Dot" K. McAllister, 96, passed away at the Norway Convalescent Center in Norway on Friday, April 17, 2015.

She was born on the family farm in West Fryeburg on Dec. 18, 1918, the daughter of Herman and Hannah Gilman. She attended grammar school by way of a horse and buggy and later graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1936. Doris married D. Elford McAllister June 18, 1938. She was employed by her brother-in-law at the Fryeburg Coffee Shop, where she befriended many of the Fryeburg Academy students, and then at the Fryeburg Shoe Shop. After retirement, she returned to work as a volunteer in the pharmacy department at Stephens Memorial Hospital, where she was honored as the oldest volunteer.

Doris and her husband enjoyed square dancing, snowmobiling, listening to the loons on Back Pond in Stoneham, and providing a very special time for all their grandchildren to be together in both summer and winter.

Doris was a member of the Pythagorean Chapter #169, Order of the Eastern Star in Fryeburg, a member of the Lovell VFW Auxiliary, and also worked at the VFW Booth at the Fryeburg Fair. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.

After losing her husband of 53 years, she shared a home in Waterford with her brother-in-law, Carroll Fogg, who had also suffered the loss of his wife of many years.

Doris is survived by her sons, Daniel and his wife Sally, of Hampden, a son Conrad (Butch) and his wife Nancy of Norway; and a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth McAllister of Rochester, N.H.; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

She is predeceased by her husband, Elford; a son Terence; two brothers, Myron and Jesse Gilman; and two sisters, Marion Mandoff and Vellie Reed.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Fryeburg New Church.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Beacon Hospice, 245 Center Street, Suite 10 A, Auburn, ME 04210.

Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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