Dorsey Boyce Baron

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NORTH HAMPTON - Dorsey Boyce Baron, of North Hampton, N.H., passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Hyder Family Hospice house in Dover, N.H. Dorsey was born on August 1, 1939, in New York, N.Y.

Her father, Raymond Boyce, was a successful investment banker on Wall Street and her mother, Doris (Eddy) Boyce was a faithful and loving supervisor of Dorsey's education and social life. They lived on Park Avenue for several years and then moved to Suffern, N.Y. Dorsey attended Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Mass., Colby Sawyer College in New London, N.H., and Katharine Gibbs School in New York, N.Y.

Dorsey worked in Manhattan for several years, most notably at the Perry Como Show and Alcoa Corporation. Following the marriage to her first husband, she moved to Nahant, Mass., and worked at Harvard Business School before starting a family.

After her divorce, she met Charles C. Baron and moved to Hampton, N.H., and eventually to North Hampton, N.H. She and Charles also had a home on Baker's Island in Salem, Mass. Dorsey and Charles founded a record company, ChazJazz Records, which featured many top jazz musicians and produced numerous awards.

Dorsey was a fine golfer and won several ladies tournaments, even scoring two holes in one. She and her husband were members of Abenaqui, Portsmouth, and York golf clubs. She was an excellent cook and was devoted to providing a wonderful home for her loving family. She had beautiful gardens and found joy being outside surrounded by nature. Space does not permit a full catalog of her achievements but they were legion. Her laugh was one of a kind and will be missed.

Dorsey is survived by her husband, Charles C. Baron; daughter Susan Hamer and son-in-law Kai Hallikainen; daughter Wendy Schreiber and son-in-law Bernd Schreiber; grandchildren Claudia and Markus Schreiber; nephews James and Christopher Boyce; and sister-in-law Phoebe Boyce. She was predeceased by her older brother Jay Raymond Boyce.

SERVICES: Plans are for a memorial service in May at St. Theresa's Church in Rye Beach followed by internment at the family plot in Rye Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in her memory be made to St. Theresa's Church in Rye Beach, N.H.


Published in Seacoastonline.com from Apr. 1 to Apr. 4, 2017