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Dorothy Mildred Spears, 91
SACO - Dorothy M. Spears, 91, of School Street, passed away peacefully on Aug. 2, 2016, at the Gosnell Memorial Hos- pice House.
She was born in Queens, N.Y., on March 13, 1925, the daughter of John and Louise Gherke Horstmann. Her father said it was the luckiest Friday the 13th ever.
Dorothy graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in Queens, N.Y. She then worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Com- pany during WWII.
She married Robert C. Spears in 1942. They lived in Levittown, N.Y., and moved to Saco in 1958. She happily resided on Promenade Avenue for 51 years.
Dorothy volunteered for the Girl Scouts of America, the American Cancer Society, and the SMMC Woman's Auxiliary. She most recently volunteered with Fran McDonald for the local Meals on Wheels program.
She enjoyed walking, dancing, television shows, talking on the phone with her friends, and her weekly Gambling Grandmothers card games. She most enjoyed entertaining and spending time with her family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Spears, in 1985; and a brother, Harold Horstmann, in 2012.
Survivors include her two daughters, Gayle D. Young and her husband John of Gorham, and Lois S. Goldthwait and her husband Marshall of Saco; four grandchildren: Jeffrey Young of Gray, Heather Young of Gorham, Ryan Young of Sahuarita, Ariz., and Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles of Saco; and 12 great-grandchildren: Amanda, Mason, Zachary, Chloe, Miller, Brooke, Brinn, Seth Braedyn, Evan, Dillon, and Griffin. She also is survived by her best friend of 50-plus years, Anita Denton of Saco.
The family would like to thank the staff at Maine Medical Center and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for the care and compassion Dorothy received.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Deering Park Section; reception to follow.
Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home and Cremation
, 365 Main St., Saco, is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be made
in Dorothy's name to either the
Salvation Army
2 Church Street
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064, or
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road
Scarborough, ME 04074




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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2016
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