Obituary of Doris J. Powell
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Dover-Foxcroft – Doris (Bishop) Powell, 68, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, February 11, 2022 in St. Cloud, Florida. She was born on January 26, 1954 in Monson, daughter to the late James and Arlene (Brown) Bishop. Doris was the youngest of four children and graduated from Foxcroft Academy in 1972. She married Steve Bray after high school and they had three children. They later separated and successfully co-parented their children. Doris went on to graduate from Mansfield Beauty School in Bangor, Class of 1983. She worked as a beautician from home and at local nursing homes for decades. She loved cutting hair at Hibbard’s Nursing Home, where she touched the lives of so many people. Doris’ ability to connect and beautify each patient in the nursing home was unmatched. Her smile was enough to boost any spirit. She developed so many powerful, patient relationships over the years, that when one passed, Doris’ heart ached for each of them. Her love, thoughtfulness, and compassion for others will be remembered forever. Doris had a passion for life. She loved to surround herself with family and friends. She was an entertainer and had a way of bringing people together. When Doris threw a feast, it was unparalleled. Holiday celebrations will never be the same without her. She loved her grandchildren dearly and loved sharing pool and camp time, not to mention the art of baking and decorating desserts. Doris was very proud of her family and all their accomplishments. She had a knack of making everyone feel special, especially her children and grandchildren. She was the most thoughtful person and was always quick to help someone in need. Doris always knew what to say and how to comfort those surrounding her. Doris married her best friend, Dane Alexander Powell, in 1989; they welcomed their son, Dane Jr. “Chip” Powell shortly thereafter. Dane and Doris were inseparable throughout their marriage, especially when Dane returned home from sea every three months while supporting his family as a merchant marine. They loved spending time at home in their pool while entertaining family and friends with great food, drinks, and lasting memories. They later retired to Cocoa Beach and St. Cloud, Florida, where they enjoyed full-time sun and beachy weather. Doris and Dane kindled many new and long-lasting friendships while living in Florida. Their love for one another was unending; together, their energy for life was infectious which they enjoyed with friends and family. Doris was predeceased by her parents, James and Arlene Bishop of Dover-Foxcroft; father and mother-in-law, Alex and Donna Powell of Dover-Foxcroft; and aunts, Nina Conklin of Augusta, and Doris Flanagan of Fall River, MA. Doris is survived by her loving husband, Dane Alexander Powell of St. Cloud, FL; son, Jamie Bray and his wife, Heidi, of Somerville; son, Kyle Bray and his wife, Corri, of Milton, NH; daughter, Sarah Bray of Bellingham, WA; son, Chip Powell of Westbrook; and stepdaughter, Heidi Powell of Portland; brother, Lionel Bishop and his wife, Gail, of Dayton; brother, Dan Bishop and wife, Catrina, of Charleston; and brother, Peter Bishop of St. Petersburg, FL. She is also survived by nephews, Chris Bishop of Windham and Dan “DJ” Bishop of East Dover; nieces, Michelle Bishop of Cape Porpoise, FL and Allison Richards of Old Town; grandchildren, Hannah, Keagan, Lilian and Wyatt Bray; cousins, Michael Flanagan of Lansdale, PA, Joe Flanagan of Old Saybrook, CT, Jack Flanagan of Chesapeake, VA, Kathryn Park of Taunton, MA and Mark Flanagan of Fall River, MA. Doris was especially close to cousin and best friend, Joe Flanagan. In memory of Doris, please carry out a kind act for someone in need and make it a common practice. Life is too short; do your best to make others around you feel cherished. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements will be in the care of Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Doris
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Lary Funeral Home-Dover-Foxcroft
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