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Crosman Funeral Home

40 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME

OBITUARY

Dorothea Elizabeth Brown

March 16, 1915July 3, 2020
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Lewiston- Dorothea (Dottie) Brown age 105 passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on July 3, 2020. She was born on March 16, 1915 in Hant’s County, Nova Scotia. She immigrated to Maine in 1919 where she survived the Spanish Flu. She spent her high school years in Massachusetts with her parents Dotlivetta and Horace Veinot. On a graduation trip to Livermore Falls she met her future husband George Brown. They were married for sixty years.

Dottie was active in the Church of the Nazarene. She taught Sunday School for 81 years. She hosted and transported Nazarene Missionaries across the state of Maine for more than fifty years. She travelled the state and across the nation through her involvement in the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She was prolific with hand crafts. She enjoyed embroidery, quilting and most of all knitting. She shared her passion for hand crafts through her weekly “sit and knit” gatherings with friends. She rode a tandem bicycle for ten years in the annual Moxie Day Parade, serving as the grand marshal one year.

Dottie lovingly referred to as Mimi by her family is survived by her son, Jim. Her extended family includes two daughter-in-laws, eight grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and ten great-great grandchildren.

Her family would like to express their gratitude to her church family and friends with whom she shared many memories, laughs and care from in her final days.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com

Visitation will be held at The Fortin Group 217 Turner St. Auburn on Wednesday July 8, 2020 from 2-6pm. Her family is asking that in lieu of flowers people make a donation to the Lisbon Falls Church of the Nazarene 184 Main St, Lisbon Falls, ME 04252. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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Carla Gregory Parsons

July 11, 2020

I love you, Dottie and appreciate the friend you were to me. I so enjoyed coming to sit and knit the last few years. You welcomed me with open arms. You always reflected the love of Jesus to all. Thank you.
I also so enjoyed meeting Jim and Dee and discovering Jim knew my dad from Springvale, because my dad had fixed his bulkhead. That was great getting to visit with them that night I stopped by your home, Dottie. We will all miss you greatly!
Love,
Carla Gregory Parsons

The photo below was when Dottie came to Stauron Ministries Christmas Party last year, 2019. In the photo are Cheryl, me, Dottie and Rachel. We had such a good time with her that night.

Jill delaVega

July 9, 2020

Part of my childhood memories was of us going to the “farm” to see Mimi and Grumpy. I was 4 years old when I first met them as we lived in Okinawa, Japan. Mimi always had her house welcome to family and it felt like home every time we visited. My favorite memory is her amazing Beef Pot Roast with mashed potatoes and homermade gravy! Every time I visited, no matter if it was cold or hot out, Jill got her roast beef dinner! I could never quite make it the way Mimi did and believed it had to be her 30+ year old roasting pan. She told me that would be mine someday and I will cherish it forever and think of her each time I use it! You will be missed dearly Mimi! Love you!!

Karen Deterding

July 8, 2020

There are so many memories of my Aunt Dottie that flood my mind today. I remember her ritzcracker pie, the house on Elm Street, her long ago beehive hairdo, her welcoming hugs, her thoughtful words, her inspiring walk with her Lord, and so much more. I can't imagine a world without you.

Love,

Karen

Mary-Jane Robichaud

July 7, 2020

Back in 1951 Dottie Brown would drive miles out of her way to see that I had a ride to Sunday School at the Portland Church of the Nazarene. I credit her and another Sunday School teacher for nurturing in me a lifelong deep and abiding faith. She did not just talk about faith, she lived it! I thank the Lord for her witness and abundant Christian love.

Jack Shankel

July 6, 2020

Dottie "B" was a "One Only"! She became President of the Maine District Church of the Nazarene Missionary Society in June 1971 and became one of the greatest champions of missionary ministry I have ever had the privilege of working with. She was efficient and organized and managed the task of scheduling services in local Nazarene Churches and conventions as though she were born to the task. The driving force behind it all was a deep and abiding love for her Lord and Saviour' Jesus Christ. You could not talk with Dottie very long before clearly understand that she was a born again sanctified wholly Christian who found God in everything she did.

Lord Jesus please send us some more Dottie "B's"!

Ken Brown

July 6, 2020

Aunt Dottie & Uncle George. How could I ever forget going to camp and learning that running water meant running down to the creek and back with a bucket of water.

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Dottie's High School Graduation Photo

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Dottie's High School Graduation Photo

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Mimi knitting at age 4 in Nova Scotia

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Jim, Mimi, Gram Veinot & Anne

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Mimi, Angel & Grampy

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George Brown

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