Dorothy Eloise (Lynch) Doran, 91, of Carlisle
passed away peacefully on March 23, 2012, at Thornwald Home, with her youngest son at her side. She was born on December 3,
1920, in Belmont, MA, the daughter of the late Walter H. Lynch and Olive (Hirtle) Lynch Young. She was predeceased by her
husband of 67 years, Leonard Granville Doran.
She is survived by children Jeff, of Nova Scotia, Canada, Christopher (and wife, Ann) of
New Cumberland, Hugh (and wife, Marcia) of Olalla, WA, Lisa (and husband, Dan) of Lexington, KY, and Kirk of Carlisle; five
grandchildren, Lucas of Nova Scotia, Amelia of British Columbia, Katie-Rose of Lexington, and Ryland and Noah of Olalla; and
one brother, Walter Lynch (and wife, Nancy) of Raymond, NH.
Dorothy’s professional achievements include being the president of the Big Flats Women’s Club
in Big Flats, NY, where she was instrumental in the creation of that town’s first public library. After moving to Carlisle
in 1973, she worked at the former Lamberton Junior High School and Mt. Holly Springs Elementary School. She was the executive
secretary at the former Thornwald for Living Skills and the Stevens Mental Health Center, a position she held until her retirement
in 1984. Dorothy and Leonard were members of the First United Church of Christ and were the dedicated sponsors of a newly
immigrated family from Bosnia.
will be remembered for her kindness, positive outlook, and sense of humor. She was an accomplished knitter and avid reader
who loved the outdoors. Her extensive travels with Leonard throughout England, Canada, and the United States included their
discovery on horseback of her father’s 1916 Montana homestead cabin. Above all, Dorothy’s love for her husband
and family brought her great happiness and fulfillment.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff of Thornwald Home for the loving
care and genuine affection they provided for Dorothy over the last six years. The family suggests that memorial contributions
be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090. A private memorial service will be held
at a later date. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, assisted the family with the arrangements.
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My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time
of deep loss. She was such a wonderful woman and became a second mother to me after Lisa and I were married. Dorothy and Leonard
had such a close, loving marriage. Anyone who saw them together knew right away they had an unbreakable bond and strong,caring
relationship. May her memory always be a blessing.
Lisa and family: though I only know and work with
Ms. Taulbee, I would like to extend my sympathy to you all in such a time. May you find comfort in memories that you shared
with your loved one. My prayers are with you all as we know that the Lord is our Shepherd.
Mr. & Mrs. Taulbee
Siento mucho la muerte de su mama, que Dios los
acompane en este momento tan dificil.
Con carino Rosa Cubero.
lisa my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult and sad time for you
and your family.
Lisa we are sending up special prayers for you and your family.
GOD will be your strength.
Lean on him.
Lisa I am so so so
sorry for your lost. I am totally understand you.
I send you a big hug and my family will be praying for
so sorry for your loss.
I was so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I have been thinking about you a lot and pray for comfort for you.
It's obvious she was a very special, amazing lady!
the children of Dorothy:
I was a young teacher at Mt. Holly Springs Elementary in 1977 when I met Dottie. I was
pregnant at the time and Dottie gave me a lot of advice about motherhood. She was a wonderful friend to me. I really thought
she was a thoughtful and friendly person. She and I made a connection and I always admired her. She was very proud of you
all. I am sorry for your loss.
Mrs. Bernie (Lucas) Kapura
Lisa, siento mucho tu dolor. Recuerda: No
has perdido un ser querido, ahora tienes un angel mas en el cielo que vela por ti y tu familia.
Gloria C. Arteaga-Hinton
Kirk, I'm so
sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing your mom and your father, while I was working at Thornwald. The joy the
two had together was amazing. I learned so much from them. I just want to thank you for sharing them with me. In my heart
Brenda Prue Lpn
cannot express the sorrow I feel in hearing of Dorothy's passing. Wally and I have wonderful memories of traveling around
the country and Canada with them. I can picture Dot and Len holding hands walking around heaven. I am sure they are happy
now that they are together again
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