Dora Mary Economos
Rollinsford- Dora M. Economos, 92, died at Riverside Rest Home on Sunday September 9, 2012.
She was born January 18, 1920 in Rochester the third daughter of Philip and Mary (Deshaies) Bedard and had resided in Rochester and Gonic before moving to Rollinsford in 1987.
For more than 28 years, Dora worked as a weaver for the Gonic Textile Mills and later worked for 12 years at the Frisbie Memorial Hospital in housekeeping. Dora loved travel as much as she could: Canada, Washington, D.C., and she loved driving to the beach, mountains and lakes.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Rollinsford.
The widow of George Economos who died in 2006 -members of her family include two sons: Rev. Roger R. Boucher, a Navy Chaplain (retired) of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH and David G. Gallup with his wife June and their son Adrian of Rollinsford. She also leaves her nephew Robert Sevigny and his wife Sylvia, of Athens, TN and her grand-nephew William Sevigny and his wife Nora, of New Durham, NH.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, two sisters, Helen Sevigny and Louise Masse. She was proud of her Uncle Father Charles Deshaies with whom she was brought up and she loved her great Uncle Father Fabien Gedeon Deshaies, the Miracle Worker priest, pastor of St. Martin's, Somersworth and St Francis Xavier in Nashua.
Dora made friends easily. Her friends were numerous and she was always as helpful as possible to those who needed assistance. She had a knack of getting people to laugh and was very proud of her family- Sons David and Roger, her loving daughter-in-law June who provided assisted care and especially her grandson Adrian who visited her often and with enthusiasm. Even in her 90s she cracked Milk Bones to feed her favorite grand-dogs Rudy and Maverick during their weekly visit to Riverside Rest Home. As a day-care participant at Rochester VNA she lifted spirits with her wit. Her friends will miss her greatly.
There are no visiting hours. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Roger Boucher, son of Dora, officiating. Burial will follow in New Town Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the Rochester District VNA and all of the different programs that have provided services to Dora over the years: Homecare, Adult Day Center, Support Service and most recently Hospice services and to the Riverside Rest home for their exemplary care, and commitment to Dora.
Donations in Dora’s name can be made to the Rochester District VNA 178 Farmington Road Rochester, NH 03967 or the Riverside Rest home Activity fund
Arrangements are by the McIntire-McCooey Funeral Home, 301 Main St., So. Berwick, ME
Please go to www.mcintiremccooey.com to sign the on-line guest book.