Dora N. Littlefield
After high school, she married Lloyd Littlefield and together, they operated Maple View Orchards in Newport. While working in the business, she became an active member in the Women’s Cooperative Extension, teaching sewing and tailoring in her home. As the association’s state president, Dora travelled to Australia to participate in an international conference.
In1964, a fire destroyed the homestead and the business. Dora moved to Corinna and began her twenty-two year career in banking. She worked for Newport Trust, Depositor’s Trust, and retired from Key Bank after serving as the Corinna branch manager.
As was her family tradition, Dora was involved in her community by serving on various committees: Board of Appeals; Economic Development; Comprehensive Planning; and the Corinna Health Center. At her home, she created lovely, lush gardens as well as helped beautify the town of Corinna as a member of the Sebasticook Garden Club. She also enjoyed her participation in the Pittsfield Garden Club. An avid learner, she challenged herself by furthering her education in horticulture and earning her Master Gardener certification. In addition to gardening, her creativity included sewing, crafts, and music.
Music played a major part in her life, whether she was entertaining her family at the holidays; accompanying soloists; or playing the organ at the United Methodist Church in Corinna, which she did for thirty years. During the last six years while residing at Main Street West in Dover-Foxcroft, Dora continued her volunteerism by playing the piano for services at Hibbard’s Nursing Home, including last week’s Easter celebration. After hearing of her passing, Pastor Dean remarked, “Now there is more music in heaven.”
She is survived by her devoted, loving daughters, Colleen Jones of Skowhegan and Dolores “Dodie” Curtis and her husband, Paul, of Guilford; her brother, Robert and his wife, Chris of Hillsborough, NC; brother-in-law Blaine Littlefield and his wife, Norma of Burnham; grandchildren, Marc and Susan Curtis of Bridgewater, MA, Eric Curtis and his partner, Evelyn Shufelt of Guilford, and Sarah Curtis of Lebanon, NH. She was “Grammie-Moo” to her great-grandchildren: Kyle Curtis, Briana Shufelt, and Corbin Shufelt of Guilford, and Matthew, Zachary, and Gabrielle Curtis of Bridgewater, MA. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as special friends at Main Street West in Dover-Foxcroft.
She was predeceased by her parents, and her sister, Effie; her former husband, Lloyd Littlefield; her grandson, Aaron Lloyd Jones; and her special niece, “Muffin” Brosig.
A memorial service will be held at the Corinna United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 5th at 11:00 am with Pastor Angela Tarbox officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Corinna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 418, Corinna, ME 04928 or the Guilford Memorial Library, PO Box 177, Guilford, ME 04443.
Cremation arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
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