Florence K. Doe, 93

Florence Doe

Florence Doe

BIDDEFORD — Florence K. Doe, 93, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Biddeford.

She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Doe.

She was born in Alexandria, N.Y., Sept. 23, 1922, the daughter of the late Charles and Grace (Countryman) Kavanaugh.

Florence and Arthur had eight children. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt.

Florence visited Bridgton, Denmark, Naples, and the Lake Region, where her family vacations summers and winters.

She served as a nurse in WWII in the European Operations in England, France and Germany.

She is survived by five sons, Charles of Durham, Conn., Robert of Newcastle, Peter of Portland, David of Charlton, Mass. and Daniel of North Andover, Mass.; three daughters, Diane Doe of Lyme, N.H., Marilyn Doe of Denmark and Grace Holihan of Hampton, N.H.; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her cousin.

Florence was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Arthur, on April 5, 1995; her identical twin, Francis K. Cole Estes; sisters Ruth K. Walton, Marion K. Comstock, Doris K. Tracy and Dorothy K. Reynolds, also identical twins; and her niece.

Visiting hours will be on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, at St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery followed by a celebration of her life at the parish hall.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta. To leave condolences and messages for the family, please visit: www.StrongHancock.com

In lieu of flowers, donations in Florence’s memory can be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.

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