Dorothy D. Shorey, 92

Dorothy D. Shorey

Dorothy D. Shorey

HIRAM — Dorothy Dondero Shorey, 92, of Hiram, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, after suffering a massive heart attack. She was born on Nov. 18, 1921, to Joseph and Edith (Hollis) Dondero. She was born at home, went to a one-room schoolhouse across the street, graduated from Rockland, Mass. High School and Wheelock College (1943), and taught school in Norwell, Milton, Hanson and Hanover.

She married Philip Shorey in 1946 and lived in Hanover, Mass. since 1952, becoming involved in teaching Sunday school as well as being a first grade substitute.

She had a loving and patient spirit and a kind and flawless memory. She loved Barker Pond in Hiram, children, animals and people. Her childhood nickname was “Ding” or “Little Dottie” after her father, Joe “Ding.” At Barker Pond, she was known as Grammy Dottie to all the children and friends who visited.

She was an avid knitter, knitting baby hats, bibs, sweaters, blankets and scarves. She made her own greeting cards and wrote countless notes and letters, never forgetting a birthday or anniversary. Tell her your birthday and she would never forget it. She knew all of her friends’ children’s names, as well! Every gift or purchase had a named attached to it.

She had been coming to Maine to the family camp since 1944, first at vacation time and then as a five-month seasonal resident after Philip retired. She was a member of the Hiram Knotty Knitters group, Hiram Historical Society and the Bridgton Hospital Guild.

She was predeceased by her son, Jon, in 1992.

She is survived by her husband, Philip; daughter, Donna Roine and husband Kenneth of Rockland, Mass.; son, Ronald and his wife Kathi of Sweden; four grandchildren, Anna and Erik Roine, Katelyn and Adam Shorey; and special friend, Mary Wall, who always called her “Mom” and her husband Wally of Arlington, Va. and Martha's Vineyard.

Burial services will be held Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Magoon in Rockland, Mass. A special ice cream social will be held at the family camp on Barker Pond in Hiram at a later date.

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