Dorothy H. Cashman

June 8, 1919April 15, 2019

The family matriarch, Dorothy H. Cashman 99, a lifelong resident of Keene, NH, died peacefully, surrounded in the love of her family, on Monday, April 15, 2019, at her home in Keene.

Her parents, Rollin and Harriet (Bowen) Shattuck welcomed their daughter into the world on June 8, 1919 in Keene, NH. Dorothy was a graduate of Keene High School.

Known as the Dutchmaid Lady, Dot sold Dutchmaid clothing, and for several years, was the top sales lady in the country. This earned her many memorable trips and experiences. Dutchmaid allowed her the honor to befriend many people far and wide.

Her family was everything to her, especially the little ones. She wasn’t afraid to take a carload or two of grandchildren to an amusement park for the day or to take them on a train ride to New York City for overnights.

Dot and her husband owned Chet’s Esso Station on Washington Street in Keene for many years.

After the passing of her husband, Dot lovingly cared for a new baby, Elizabeth (Zaluki) Griswold, who she considered as another grandchild. She was also involved for many years in the Fresh Air Program.

She will be greatly missed by many especially her family, her three sons, Norris Cashman, Thomas Cashman and William Cashman, all of Keene; a daughter, Katherine Wright and her husband Charlie, of North Swanzey, NH; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Sally Lazzaro of Swanzey, NH; two nephews, Bradley Mark of Concord, NH and Terence Mark of Keene; and many other nieces, nephews and extended family members. Dot was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Chesley C. “Chet” Cashman in 1988; a great-grandson, Matthew Cashman; a brother, Rev. Bowen Shattuck; and three sisters, Rosella Shattuck, Wilma Mark and Emogene Trask.

Services for Mrs. Cashman and burial in the Monadnock View Cemetery, Keene, will be private.

For those who wish, donations may be made in Mrs. Cashman’s memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1361 Elm Street, Suite 106, Manchester, NH 03101; or to the Lupus Foundation of NH, PO Box 5500, Nashua, NH 03108.


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Claudia Harvey

April 19, 2019

I grew up knowing Dorothy through her "Dutchmaid". My Grandmother and Mother had Dutchmaid parties all the time, it seemed like Dot was a family member, such a beautiful lady. May her family know that she touched many lives over the years. Cherish your many memories.
Claudia Harvey
Winchester, NH

Amy Craig

April 18, 2019

Gram Dot will always have a special place in my heart. Rest in peace.

Holly Lawrence

April 17, 2019

Gramma Dot was one of a kind and if one was to look up the definition of " GRAMMA" it truly should have her photo! She never forgot a birthday or anyone at Christmas and loved giving presents. My youngest daughter wasn't her biological great granddaughter but oh how she loved her and my little girl used to beg to spend the night at Gramma Dots house! Did I mention what a fabulous cook she was? I lost my own grandmother at age 3 and this lovely woman is exactly how I would like to picture how my Gramma would of been. I hope they have shopping in heaven and kitties too. Thanks for never forgetting us as you sweet lady are not forgettable.

Pam Jonah

April 17, 2019

I am so thankful to have shared so many wonderful memories with "Aunt Dot" -- I will always treasure her and the many happy times with a family that truly taught me what love really means and that it doesn't hurt that much to hug --- I even ended up bringing that hug stuff back to my family as I had't been brought up that way.
Dorothy's nephew, Gary, so loved his Aunt Dot and now happy that they can finally be together. Say hi to him for me and I do hope everyone will take a moment to touch his lovely memorial stone and all the love for which it stands.....

With Loving Memories
Pam Jonah
218 Holly Pond Drive
Holly Ridge, NC 28445