Dorothy M. Johnson

SACO — Dorothy M. Johnson, 80, of Saco, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

She was born in Biddeford on May 9, 1931, the daughter of Zenel and Eleanor Provencal Maksut. She was educated from Saco schools.

Dorothy was known for her strength, strong will and generous spirit. She was a devoted and loving wife who enjoyed making the holidays special for her family.

Her grandchildren brought her great joy. She loved to go to their school activities and athletic events.

Dorothy was predeceased by a brother, Carl Maksut of Old Orchard Beach, and a sister, Marion Maksut of Saco.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert A. Johnson of Saco; a son, Dennis Johnson of Saco; four daughters, Diana Chaloult of Biddeford, Sandra Ethier of Lyman, Cindy Cordiner of East Baldwin and Debby Campbell of Saco; two brothers, Raymond Maksut of Saco and Zenel Maksut of Nevada; three sisters, Helen Picard of Saco, Shirley Wyman of Alfred and Joan Nelson of Hawaii; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Cote Funeral Home in Saco. A funeral service was held at 12 p.m. on Saturday at Cote Funeral Home. Burial followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, Saco. To send private condolences to the family go to

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074.

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