Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Aunt Dot 1911-2012

I just wanted to let you all know...
Our dear, sweet Aunt Dot passed away this morning.  
She was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of August. 
It just seemed to happen so fast.
Her suffering was short.
She passed away in her own home while being cared for by my wonderful Aunt.

(Celebrating her 101 birthday on August 9th.)

I will miss her
We will all miss her
She was so loved 
Our most prized family possession
Our dear, sweet Aunt Dot

Thank you dear readers for all your wonderful Aunt Dot comments over the years and for allowing me to share her with you.  She was something special.

Aunt Dot's Obituary
Dorothy M. DeVine, 101, died peacefully at her home on August 22, 2012. She was born August 9, 1911, in Dayton Ohio, The daughter of the late Daniel C. and Helen (Hochwalt) DeVine. When she was 3, her family moved to York, where she graduated from St. Rose of Lima grade School. She also graduated from St. Joseph Academy in McSherrystown, and Thompson's school of business. While working as a legal secretary, she and her sister purchased a 65 acre farm. They were later joined by their brothers Edward and George, and started a poultry, egg and feed business during the depression. Upon retiring from farming in the 1960's, she worked as a bookkeeper for Lerew Ford in East Berlin. Dorothy, her sister Catherine, and Edward retired to New Oxford where she pursued her love of gardening, designing and crafting hooked rugs, baking, and walking to daily mass at church. Dorothy will be greatly missed by her family, along with those who were touched by her loving and giving spirit. She is survived by two brothers, John DeVine of State College and James DeVine of Lansdale; five nieces; one nephew; nine great-nieces; three great-nephews; six great-great-nieces; and three great-great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Catherine DeVine; two brothers, Edward DeVine, George DeVine; and a nephew, James DeVine. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 27, 2012, at 10 a.m.

~MaryDeluxe

24 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear she passed away. At least, she passed away without having to suffer unnecessarily.

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  2. Big sighs. May that beautiful, lovely soul rest peacefully - I feel special to share the same birthday date as her. xx

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  3. So sorry to hear that :( She seemed like a really cool lady, and was def. adorable

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  4. Our condolences to you and your family. How lucky to have lived to see so many decades.

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  5. I'm really sorry to hear that Mary. How wonderful it must have been to know and love her for so long!

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  6. Sorry for your loss :( I loved seeing her on your blog and hearing you share how much you loved her.

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear that. Thankfully everything happened so quickly and she was surrounded by loved ones. Our condolences to you and your family.

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  8. I'm so sorry for your loss hun. She lived a long and interesting life. Glad she didn't suffer to much.

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  9. So sorry to hear about your beloved Aunt Dot. I've been reading your blog for at least two and a half years and it seems like I "knew" your sassy Aunt Dot, even though I really didn't. Very sad today. My love to you and your family.

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  10. Oh! I'm so sorry , my condolences to you and all your family, but as you say, it was good she didn't suffered a lot with this horrible illness, and it was great she lives so many years in a good shape.

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  11. I'm so sorry for your loss. She seemed like such a wonderful, special lady!
    Thank you for allowing us to "meet " her thru you.

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  12. I am very sad and sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Dot. What an amazing life she must have had and to think of all the things she had witnessed during it. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.

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  13. I've only been reading your blog for a short time, but I did enjoy your posts about your Aunt Dot! She lived a good long life and was able to witness some pretty amazing things! Thanks for sharing her with us. I'm very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

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  14. Thanks everyone for all your kind words and prayers! They are greatly appreciated! I can't begin to tell you all how much she meant to our family and how much she will be missed.

    MaryD

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  15. May Aunt Dot rest in peace and rise in glory and may light perpetual shine upon her. I feel privileged to have "known" her through your blog for the past few years. May you and your family find solace in your sweet memories at this sorrowful time.

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  16. I am so sorry! What a beautiful woman.

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  17. Sorry for your loss Mary... what a long life she had... :-)

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  18. I'm so sorry about Aunt Dot. I loved your posts about her! What a great life for a wonderful lady! May she RIP.

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  19. I'm really sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed reading about Aunt Dot's birthdays and she seemed like a lovely lady. I wish you and your family all the best during this difficult time.

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  20. I have enjoyed reading your Aunt Dot stories, as her life seemed to be a great example of living life to the fullest, regardless of age. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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  21. I've enjoyed reading your Dot posts and I feel sad that she is longer with us. My thoughts are with you.

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  22. I am so sorry for your loss. I have really enjoyed you sharing your Aunt Dot with us. My thought and prayers to you and your family.

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