It is with deep sorrow and much love, that we mourn the passing of Doris (Edgecomb) Hartford of Sangerville, Maine on October 10th, 2021 at the age of 92 years. She was born one of nine children in Limestone, Maine and worked very hard in her youth.
Doris met Ronald Hartford in seventh grade, and he told everyone that he would marry her one day. When they reconnected at a dance hall in their late teens, their love was kindled.
Doris and Ronald were married on Feb.12th,1949. Together they raised 5 wonderful children and shared 68 loving years in their home in Sangerville. Over the years Doris and Ronald travelled extensively, visiting 49 of the 50 States, many parts of Canada, and even parts of Australia.
They built several camps, in Sangerville, on Whetstone Pond, and in PEI, Canada where they loved to entertain their many close friends and their treasured children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Doris loved to cook, and wouldn't let anyone go hungry! But what everyone wanted, at the end of the day, was one of her homemade molasses cookies!
Doris' warm heart and quiet, calm nature made her a priceless friend and confidant. She will be dearly missed by her cribbage and dice playing friends, especially her loving neighbor, Michelle. That same gentle heart soothed many babies, her daughters even called her the "baby whisperer."
Doris remains in the hearts of her surviving children; son Steven Hartford and wife Brenda, daughter Carol Goulette and husband David, daughter Cheryl Ruksznis and husband Frank, daughter in law Marilyn Hartford, and daughter in law Linda Hartford, her 11 grandchildren and their spouses, and her 23 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ronald, son Ronnie, and son Michael, as well as being the last remaining member of her immediate family.
A celebration of life will be held during the summer of 2022, more information will be posted at a later date.
In remembrance of Doris' life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd, Waterville, Maine, 04901, or www.hswa.org where she found her kitty companion, Pumpkin. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
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