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Dorothy Sherwood

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Dorothy (Davis) Sherwood, age 89, formerly of Marblehead, died July 7, 2013 at her residence, Edgecomb Green assisted living, in Edgecomb, Maine. Dorothy was born in Kennebunk, Maine, on November 20, 1923, the daughter of Charles L. and Agnes (Howard) Davies. Following her graduation from Wells High School (Maine) in 1941, worked at Raytheon in Newton, Mass., assembling radio tubes for the war effort. There she met Walter E. "Bob" Sherwood, Jr., a draftsman who also worked on defense projects at Raytheon. They married in 1943 and moved to Marblehead in 1952. During her 50 years in Marblehead, Dorothy volunteered at the Mary Alley Hospital on Widger Rd. and later joined the League of Women Voters and the Marblehead Historical Society. She enjoyed travel, gardening, needlework, antiquing, and Scrabble, but her greatest love was for her family and her many life-long friends. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Bob, and her daughter, Pamela Sherwood Lenz. Surviving family members, who will miss her greatly, include her children, Suzanne Sherwood, of Wiscasset, Maine; Elizabeth LeBlanc and her husband, Ron, of Lynn; and Walter E. Sherwood IV and his wife, Nancy, of Danvers, as well as grandchildren Elizabeth Cole, of Brunswick, Maine; Diane Melancon, of Silver Spring, Md.; Brian LeBlanc, of St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles; Jessica Sherwood, of Danvers; and great-grandchildren Emma and Ross Clayton, of Brunswick, Maine. A memorial service is planned for 1:00 p.m., September 21, at the Edgecomb, Maine, Congregational Church. Private interment will be at Waterside Cemetery in Marblehead. Her family wishes to thank the staff at Edgecomb Green assisted living and the hospice team from Miles Hospital and St. Andrews Home Health and Hospice of Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor for the devoted and compassionate care they provided when it was needed most. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Dorothy's memory may contribute to Edgecomb Green, 31 Cross Point Rd., Edgecomb, ME 04556, or to a .

Published in The Marblehead Reporter from July 23 to July 30, 2013
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