OBITUARY

Dorothy Irene Lombard

February 13, 1925August 2, 2018
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Harmony – Dorothy Irene (Herrick) Lombard passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children at the age of 93 on Thursday August 2, 2018. She was born on Friday the 13th of February at the family farm on Sugar Hill in Harmony during a blizzard where the doctor arrived by sleigh. The daughter of C. Merle and Mary Paul Herrick, she was the oldest of 11 children. She graduated from HHS class of 1943 and moved to Walpole, Mass to work at Pondville Hospital. She had several careers throughout her life and always said “I never had a job I didn’t like”. She was always up to a learning challenge and retired from the Diocesan of Human Service Catholic Charities after many years of service helping her clients. After retirement she and Clayton enjoyed many years at their home in Ellenton, Florida and their travels throughout the USA and Canada. She was the devoted wife for 37 years to Clayton S. Lombard and was the matriarch of a large and extended, unusually close family which she nurtured and always stressed the importance of. She was the oldest member of Oromocto First Nation, N.B., and was extremely proud of her Native American heritage. She was a past member of the Rebecca Lodge, The Pocahontas Companions of the Forest, The Red Hat Society, and a Charter Member of the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indians in Washington D.C. and attended the Harmony Baptist Church. Her life lessons of love, faith and family will live on in her children; Sheilah Conceison, Lynda Rowell, Pamala Spence, David Wilbur and Annaliese Craig. She was a very special grandmother to Frank Melo, Heidi, Michelle and Eric Rowell, Hunter & Jordan Wilbur, Dakota, India, Montana and Chyna Stewart, and Kayla Morrison. She was blessed with 10 great-grandchildren; Skyler Rowell, Logan and Landon Rowell, Bella, Gianna & Jenelle Melo, Aubrey & Nora Wilbur and Grayson Morrison. Also survived by her treasured sister and best friend Ellen Dore of Harmony, her most devoted brother Irving (Hubby) Herrick & wife Linda of Harmony and her loving sister Marion Dangelo of Franklin, Mass. She was predeceased by her brothers; Vernal, Francis, Ernest and Harland Herrick, and her beloved daughter Laurie May Wilbur Stewart and dear grandson Brendon Morrison. Dottie was also the widow of William H. Spence, Jr. and Merle S. Wilbur. She was loved by her many nieces and nephews and cousins who were very special to her, along with dear friend Ruthie Post of Cambridge, ME, the Lombard children and grandchildren and many wonderful friends.We would like to thank Dr. Tim Malyk and the wonderful nurses that cared for our mother. The family will receive family and friends at the Harmony Baptist Church on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., funeral service at noon officiated by Pastor Robert Young. Burial to follow at Sugar Hill Cemetery in Harmony. Arrangements are under the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine, anyone wishing to leave the family notes of condolences may do so on our website; www.smartandedwardsfh.com

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  • Her life lessons of love, faith and family will live on in her children; Sheilah Conceison, Lynda Rowell, Pamala Spence, David Wilbur and Annaliese Craig. She was a very special grandmother to Frank Melo, Heidi, Michelle and Eric Rowell, Hunter & Jordan Wilbur, Dakota, India, Montana and Chyna Stewart, and Kayla Morrison. She was blessed with 10 great-grandchildren; Skyler Rowell, Logan and Landon Rowell, Bella, Gianna & Jenelle Melo, Aubrey & Nora Wilbur and Grayson Morrison. Also survived by her treasured sister and best friend Ellen Dore of Harmony, her most devoted brother Irving (Hubby) Herrick & wife Linda of Harmony and her loving sister Marion Dangelo of Franklin, Mass. She was predeceased by her brothers; Vernal, Francis, Ernest and Harland Herrick, and her beloved daughter Laurie May Wilbur Stewart and dear grandson Brendon Morrison. Dottie was also the widow of William H. Spence, Jr. and Merle S. Wilbur.

Services

  • Visiting Hour Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 11, 2018
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Dddsheila Bangs

August 10, 2018

My thoughts will be with you all on Saturday. I am in Minnesota and will not be able to attend. Bless you all



Joanne Martin Hammar

August 8, 2018

What a great vacation we had on the road trip to Key West. I think of that trip and remember the laughs we had with Ma in the back seat of the Mustang convertible with her kerchief on as not to look wind blown when we stopped. I remember when she told the cop that pulled us over that her "daughters" took their mom on a road trip for Mother's Day, I believe she was the reason I didn't get a ticket that day! This is just a small memory in the 93 years of her life, but it was a big one for me, She embraced me like one of her daughters every time I saw her. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Lynda & Sheilah , I am sending an extra big hug to you my friends. Love Joanne

David & Brenda Carr

August 8, 2018

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on your loss of Dot , she was such a wonderful Lady .

Sheila Bangs

August 8, 2018

So many wonderful memories, times we shared in Maine and Florida.
Parties,playing cards. She made everyone feel special to her
She will be missed by all.

Connie Poulin-Lowe

August 8, 2018

So sorry to hear about Dot's passing. My heart goes out to all the family members. I will always remember the times we all shared, in Mass and Harmony.Even though we haven't seen each other in years, none of you are ever far from my mind. hugs and prayers , love Connie

Andrea Leone

August 7, 2018

Dot was a great friend i always enjoyed coming to visit and help her out she will be missed.

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Biography

Harmony – Dorothy Irene (Herrick) Lombard passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children at the age of 93 on Thursday August 2, 2018.
She was born on Friday the 13th of February at the family farm on Sugar Hill in Harmony during a blizzard where the doctor arrived by sleigh. The daughter of C. Merle and Mary Paul Herrick, she was the oldest of 11 children. She graduated from HHS class of 1943 and moved to Walpole, Mass to work at Pondville Hospital. She had several careers throughout her life and always said “I never had a job I didn’t like”. She was always up to a learning challenge and retired from the Diocesan of Human Service Catholic Charities after many years of service helping her clients. After retirement she and Clayton enjoyed many years at their home in Ellenton, Florida and their travels throughout the USA and Canada.
She was the devoted wife for 37 years to Clayton S. Lombard and was the matriarch of a large and extended, unusually close family which she nurtured and always stressed the importance of. She was the oldest member of Oromocto First Nation, N.B., and was extremely proud of her Native American heritage. She was a past member of the Rebecca Lodge, The Pocahontas Companions of the Forest, The Red Hat Society, and a Charter Member of the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indians in Washington D.C. and attended the Harmony Baptist Church.
Her life lessons of love, faith and family will live on in her children; Sheilah Conceison, Lynda Rowell, Pamala Spence, David Wilbur and Annaliese Craig. She was a very special grandmother to Frank Melo, Heidi, Michelle and Eric Rowell, Hunter & Jordan Wilbur, Dakota, India, Montana and Chyna Stewart, and Kayla Morrison. She was blessed with 10 great-grandchildren; Skyler Rowell, Logan and Landon Rowell, Bella, Gianna & Jenelle Melo, Aubrey & Nora Wilbur and Grayson Morrison. Also survived by her treasured sister and best friend Ellen Dore of Harmony, her most devoted brother Irving (Hubby) Herrick & wife Linda of Harmony and her loving sister Marion Dangelo of Franklin, Mass. She was predeceased by her brothers; Vernal, Francis, Ernest and Harland Herrick, and her beloved daughter Laurie May Wilbur Stewart and dear grandson Brendon Morrison. Dottie was also the widow of William H. Spence, Jr. and Merle S. Wilbur.
She was loved by her many nieces and nephews and cousins who were very special to her, along with dear friend Ruthie Post of Cambridge, ME, the Lombard children and grandchildren and many wonderful friends.We would like to thank Dr. Tim Malyk and the wonderful nurses that cared for our mother.
The family will receive family and friends at the Harmony Baptist Church on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., funeral service at noon officiated by Pastor Robert Young. Burial to follow at Sugar Hill Cemetery in Harmony.
Arrangements are under the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine, anyone wishing to leave the family notes of condolences may do so on our website; www.smartandedwardsfh.com