Joan Wells Dorman, 97, of Damariscotta, died April 18 at LincolnHealth – Miles Campus in Damariscotta.
She was born Aug. 29, 1918 in Farmington, Conn., a daughter of the late Harold and Mabel (Mason) Wells.
Joan spent much of her life communicating with others through her sewing and quilting skills. Late in her life she was affectionately known around the Damariscotta community as “the Pot Holder Lady.” Her sense of humor and natural inclination to tease were evident in how she would match up unusual material with someone’s personality traits. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were reminded of this at every celebratory occasion.
A private service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held at the convenience of her family.
Her local church and its small community played a large role in Joan’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in honor of Joan Dorman to St. Giles Episcopal Church, Priest’s Discretionary Fund, at P.O. Box 34, Jefferson, ME 04348. All proceeds will be used to support outreach efforts in the local community or to meet special needs of parishioners.
Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.