Dorothy A. Meehan, 86

Dorothy Meehan

Dorothy Meehan

SOUTH PORTLAND — Dorothy A. Meehan, 86, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Country Village Assisted Living in Casco.

Dorothy was born in Portland on Jan. 19, 1929, the daughter of the late John B. Sr. and Margaret G. (Malia) Farrell. She attended local schools and graduated from Portland High School, Class of 1947.

On May 5, 1951, Dorothy married John M. Meehan at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland.

Dorothy was a stay-at-home mother, who took great pride in the raising of her three children. In her spare time, she loved studying and learning about her Irish heritage, doing genealogy, and then later traveling to Ireland with her sister Barbara to visit her homeland. She was a devout Catholic and longtime communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in South Portland. She spent many summers at the family home on Peaks Island, made the best sugar cookies ever, and loved being surrounded by her friends, especially when playing beano.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, John M. Meehan on Feb. 27, 1990; two sisters Mary Gomes and Barbara Piacentini; and three brothers William, John and Raymond Farrell.

She is survived by two sons, Steven Meehan of Standish and Jeffrey Meehan of Casco; a daughter, Dianne Stevens of Dover-Foxcroft; a sister, Joanne Towle of South Portland; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at the chapel at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, followed by a 12 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. To view Dorothy’s memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit

As a breast cancer survivor, those who wish may make contributions in Dorothy’s memory to: Maine Cancer Foundation, PO Box 553, Portland, ME 04112-0553.

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