Dorothy A. Millett

WINDHAM — Dorothy Abbie (Blake) Millett, 97, passed away on Dec. 22, 2010, at her home in Windham.
Dorothy was born on April 24, 1913, in Brownfield, to Walter David Blake and Mary Elizabeth (Johnston) Blake. She grew up among many rambunctious cousins and friends in the pastoral Blake neighborhood of Brownfield.
Dorothy graduated with high honors from Brownfield’s Bean Memorial High School with the Class of 1931. In 1936, she married Philip Marshall Millett of Windham, where they established their home on the Highland Cliff Road.
She attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Windham while her children were growing up. She was an active member of the Christmas Club and other women’s clubs in her neighborhood and in Windham. She was also a longtime member and secretary of the Pleasant River Grange. She later became very active in the Westbrook Baptist Church where she was keenly aware of and attended to the needs of the elderly and others who needed a helping hand. Her home-cooked meals, cookies and other goodies which she provided generously were greatly appreciated by her many friends during their times of illness. Her “taxi” service was invaluable to those who could no longer drive.
She was a longtime volunteer with the home health agency Community Health Services (now HomeHealth/Visiting Nurses of Southern Maine).
Dorothy is survived by two sons, Hartley of Acton, Mass. and Donald of Gorham; two daughters, Shirley of Windham and Terri of Auburn; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren;
She was predeceased by her husband, Philip; and three brothers, Walter, Forrest and Gordon.
Services were held at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. Burial followed in the Chase Cemetery, Windham. For online condolences, please visit
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: The First Baptist Church of Westbrook, 733 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04092.

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