MILTON — Dorothy Eva Marie Provencher, "Dot", age 78, of Dawson Street in Milton, passed away October 2, 2012, at home, after a long battle of health issues.
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Born August 5, 1934, in Winchendon, Mass., a daughter of Alfred J. Guy and Josephine E. (Cross) Guy Amenta, she resided in Milton, the past 52 years, where she raised her large family.
She had worked at Pittsfield shoe factory and also for years at the Christmas Bell Shop that was located in Milton years ago.
Dot was a longtime member of the Milton Woman's Club, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 0060, Order of the Eastern Star and the Nute Ridge Bible Chapel.
She held weekly Bible studies with a large group of her extended community family and friends for over 12 years before she became ill. She was kind hearted! She single-handedly started a food pantry out of her home in Milton for several years, before food pantries existed. She enjoyed making sure everyone had what they needed to take care of their families, she never wanted anyone to go without. She had a large heart for giving.
Survived by her loving husband of 52 years: Norris L. Provencher, I and their 8 children: Ricky and wife Chris Smith of Gardner, Mass., Carolyn and husband Dwayne Blyther of Hubbardston, Mass., Kathy and husband Rich Oberst of Worcester, Mass., Draxine and husband Frank Whipple of Fitzwilliam, Norrene Nason and partner Mike Parker of Sanbornville, Lorraine Varieur of Milton, Dorinda Provencher of Sanbornville and Norris L. Provencher, II and wife Beth of York, Maine; her adopted daughter: Fran and husband Dana Wilson; 17 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; a brother: John Porter of Ore.; a sister: Gloria Boucher of Gardner, Mass. and her beloved pet "Angel". She will be deeply missed.
Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Peaslee Funeral Home, 24 Central Street, Farmington, N.H. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Nute Ridge Bible Chapel, 100 Nute's Road, Milton, N.H. with Pastor Bob Walsh and Pastor Dick Arnold, officiating. Interment will follow at Milton Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Milton Public Safety, PO Box 556, Milton, N.H. 03851, Rochester VNA/Hospice, 178 Farmington Road, Rochester, N.H. 03867 or Cocheco Valley Humane Society, 262 County Farm Road, Dover, N.H. 03820. To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com.
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Published in Fosters from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2012