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Dorothy L. Crosby
RUMFORD -- Dorothy L. Crosby, 88, of River Road, Mexico, died on February 18, 2013 at the Rumford Hospital.
She was born January 5, 1925 in Dixfield, the daughter of Osborne and Hazel (Littlefield) Burgess. She had attended Dixfield schools.
For a time Dorothy worked at Diamond Match Corporation and also in the kitchen at Freddie’s Restaurant.
She enjoyed cooking and loved her time with her family and grandchildren. Her warm heart and generosity will be missed by all who knew her.
She was married in Rumford to Howard J. Crosby, who died in March of 1974.
Survivors include sons, Randall Crosby and companion, Caroline Philbrick of Mexico, Mark Crosby and companion, Debbie Spaulding of Mexico, Terry Crosby and wife, Lorene of Mexico; daughter, Donna Pyle and husband, Ron of Bucksport; two sisters, Clara Burgess of Springvale, and Gloria Pillsbury and husband, Wayne of Shapleigh; a brother, Paul Burgess and wife, Maria of Woodbridge, VA; five grandchildren, James Crosby and wife, Stephanie of Wales, Sue Smith and companion, Matt Nee of Lewiston, Brenda Jasper and companion, Paul Arsenault of Jefferson, Marissa Crosby of Mexico, Trina Crosby-Hamel of Jay; eight great-grandchildren, T.J. Burgess of Lewiston, Kyle Hodgkins of Augusta, Megan Crosby of Wales, Kelsea Jasper of Jefferson, Gage Smith of Lewiston, Riley Crosby of Wales, Emma Smith of Lewiston, Royce Crosby of Wales; and two great-great grandchildren, Kayden Hodgkins of Augusta and Lucas Burgess of Lewiston.
She was predeceased by two sons, Gary Burgess and Wilfred Crosby; grandson, Wil (Joe) Crosby; and her companion of 30 years, Clair Barstow.
The family would like to thank the Rumford Hospital and staff for the excellent care, to Charlotte Plummer for helping her at her home and to Nurse Debbie Tonelli from Care and Comfort.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Farrington-Morton Cemetery, Mexico, with Pastor Ron Pyle officiating. Those who desire, please contribute to Heart Rehab, c/o central registration, Rumford Hospital, 420 Franklin St., Rumford, ME 04276.