Darthea (Dot) F. Drew

July 9, 1928 - June 7, 2019

Service Date: June 13, 2019

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred. Committal prayers and burial will follow at the Meeting House Hill Cemetery in Hollis.

Darthea Frances Drew, 90, passed away on June 7, 2019 at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, Vermont.

Darthea Frances Drew was born July 9, 1928 in Biddeford to Miriam Bryant and Preston T. Whitten. She attended Hollis Schools and graduated from Hollis High School in 1946. On August 4, 1951 she married Donald Frederick Drew at the Bear Hill Baptist Church, Hollis Center.  They were the first couple to be married at the church.  They enjoyed 62 years of marriage until his death in 2013. They relocated to Poughkeepsie, NY in 1963 and lived there until they retired and returned to Maine in 1982.

Darthea “Dot” was a cashier at Robert Hall clothing store in Poughkeepsie for many years. She was active in a bowling league, the local Women’s Firehouse Auxiliary, and the PTA.  She also worked for many years as an inspector at her local voting site.  Dot was an avid card player and was well known for her baking abilities; especially for the world’s best chocolate chip cookies and whoopie pies.

Darthea is survived by her children: John Drew and his wife Miriam Pendleton,  Karen Kardas and her husband Stanley, William Drew and his wife Maureen Gates; grandchildren: Leah Drew, Ben Drew and his wife Rachel, Emily Drew, Eric Kardas and his wife Kirsten Egerstrom, Sara Koval and her husband George, Kathryn Kardas, Justin rew and Lindsey Drew; and great-grandchildren Vera Drew, William and Dylan Koval. She is also survived by her sister, Doris Drew of Bristol, RI and her brother, George L. Grant of Steep Falls.

She was predeceased by her sisters Miriam Fontaine and Kathryn Keyes and her brother Preston Whitten.

Her whole family will always have wonderful memories of summers at Grammie and Grampa’s house on Little Ossippee Lake, swimming, eating, and drinking Moxie, and playing cards and games. We will also remember the many Thanksgiving feasts with food enough to feed an army.

We would like to thank the staff of The Manor, Morrisville, VT for the excellent care Mom received for the past few years.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred. Committal prayers and burial will follow at the Meeting House Hill Cemetery, River Road, in Hollis.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 80 Pleasant Hill Rd., Hollis, ME 04042.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

 


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