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Dorothy G. DeMark

August 26, 1925 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 96)

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Dorothy Goodin DeMark, born 8-26-1925, passed away quietly on April 11, 2022.  Dottie was born in New England but grew up in Tennessee. She was a woman of diverse talents and interests and a devoted wife and mother.  Dottie was a student of music and voice at the University of Michigan where she met her husband Dick.  She was an accomplished artist in watercolor & pen.  Dot’s art training and inspiration came from Sr. Vincent de Paul (a Sister of Notre Dame). Dottie was a member of the 8th Maine Artists spending part of more than 35 summers on Peaks Island, ME.  She was a lover of travel and learning, wandering the world well into her 80’s.  She authored a book, blending her artwork with Dick’s prose about their travels together.  She was dedicated to the Mt. Washington Valley (NH) Arts Association where she co-founded the Friday Painters Group and helped manage their gallery.  Dottie was an avid home gardener and a member and leader of the Boxford (MA) Village Garden Club and the Mountain Garden Club of North Conway (NH).  Dot was active in the DAR.  Dorothy was a woman of faith and was devoted to the La Salette Faith Community.  She was a conservationist and lover of things wild helping protect land in Boxford, MA.  She loved cats (and some dogs), playing bridge, going to the symphony and driving her flame decorated PT Cruiser.  Dorothy is predeceased by her parents Jeanne Thibaut Goodin and Joseph Herndon Goodin, her husband, Richard Reid DeMark, and her siblings Jeanne and Robert.  She will be remembered by her daughter, Deborah Gauthier and her husband Roger, her son, Richard R. DeMark Jr. and his wife Harriet, 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 nieces, 1 nephew, and many friends who will cherish the time they had with her. 

A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be scheduled for later this summer.

Please omit flowers and consider a donation in Dottie’s name to your favorite local Council on Aging, Hospice agency, arts or garden organization would be appreciated.

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