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Elizabeth McVey, 84
PORTLAND -- Dorothy 'Dot' Elizabeth McVey, 84, passed away on May 27, 2011, at Maine Medical Center, after a brief illness. She lived in Gorham with her loving husband of 52 years, John. Born on May 23, 1927, and raised in Portland, Dorothy was a strong and resilient woman. She was always there for her family, even helping to take care of her youngest sister while her mother was working.
Dorothy worked her way through the ranks at People's Heritage Bank in Portland for over 16 years, finishing her career as a Mortgage Closing Officer, retiring in 1991.
Dorothy continued to show her strength, resilience, and positive attitude, surviving two bouts of leukemia, and one of lymphoma. Dot's positive outlook on life and her strong faith in God pulled her through the difficult times and carried her through life. She instilled this positive attitude and strength in her family as well.
Dorothy is survived by her devoted husband, John C. McVey; her daughter and husband, Judy and Michael Schini, her son, John McVey and his partner Mark Cascione, MD; her sister Shirley Noyes and brother-in-law Windy, her brother, Donald Adams and sister-in-law Pat; and her two grandsons, Wesley and Adam Schini.
Dorothy's passing has left a great void in the lives of her family and friends and she will be missed beyond words.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, from 4-7 p.m., at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 1, at 12:30 p.m., at First Lutheran Church, 128 Auburn St., Portland. Flowers may be sent to Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home. Please visit
for additional information and to sign Dot's guestbook.
For those who desire, donations in lieu of flowers, may be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Dorothy 'Dot' Elizabeth McVey
Jones, Rich & Hutchins
Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on May 31, 2011
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"We will miss you so very much. You were a wonderful mother and grandmother. You'll continue to remain..."
- Michael Schini
"Dear John, Judy/John and all your loved ones: With deepest sympathy from Ruth and Keith Beale and Family"
- Dan Beale
"I will miss you Mimi. I am so glad you were my grandma. Rest in peace. - love"
- Wesley Schini
"John and the McVey family: We are very sorry to hear of Dot's passing, and we keep you in our prayers...."
"Dear McVey Family Dot and I have many pleasant memories together from the moment we met. I shall miss..."
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