Dorothy Malone, 89, of Westport Island, died April 22 at her home surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born in Bath, the daughter of Colin R. and Dorothy W. (Stevenson) Dunn, and, like her parents, was a long-time resident of Westport Island.
Dorothy graduated from Morse High School in Bath in 1945, and then attended Roosevelt College in Chicago, Ill. After earning a BA degree, she returned to her home state and was employed as a social worker for the State of Maine. Following her marriage to Richard H. Malone in 1960, she and her husband owned and operated Malone’s Honda in Brunswick and Portland until 1974. After retiring from the motorcycle business, Dorothy became an independent realtor, working from her home on Westport Island for many years.
Dorothy was a skilled gardener and a member of the Wiscasset Garden Club. Her knowledge and love of plants were shared with her daughters and friends, and the gardens she nurtured will continue to bloom in her memory. In 2002, she assisted with the posthumous publication of her husband’s book about the life and work of Monhegan Island artist Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott. She also served on the Westport Island Planning Board, was a member of local bridge and book clubs, restored antique pottery and picture frames, and did needle work. She loved the many pets she rescued over the years, as well as the animals and birds around her home, and was proud to have served a daily meal to her personal murder of crows for over 40 years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Malone; and son, Gregory.
Dorothy is survived by daughters, Nancy Malone-Appleton of Wiscasset, Denise Malone of Westport Island, and Sheila Koughan and husband Christopher Ryan of Bristol, Conn.; stepson, Keith P. Malone and wife Mary Beth of Westbrook; stepdaughter, Diane Perry and husband Brian of North Berwick; close family friend, Aline Cooley of Tallahassee, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wed., April 27 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thurs., April 28 at the funeral home, and burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta.
Memorial contributions may be made to A Paw in the Door, 16 Winter St., Bath, ME 04530.
Condolences may be made online at www.DaigleFuneralHome.com.