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Doris J. Chandler

June 20, 1933 September 23, 2019
Doris J. Chandler
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AUGUSTA-Doris J. Chandler, 86, formerly of Pittsfield, died peacefully on September 23, 2019, at Lakewood Continuing Care in Waterville.

Doris was born on June 20, 1933, in Portland, Maine, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Fitzgerald) Cronan. She graduated from Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford with the class of 1951. She received her nursing degree in 1954 from Mercy College of Nursing in Portland. For the next 40 years, Doris worked for various hospitals and nursing homes in Maine. She moved to Florida in 1997 and returned to Augusta in 2011.

Doris always had an open heart and door. She was a second mom to many of her children’s friends. She was an avid painter and was extremely talented with sewing and knitting. She was well loved, respected, and had many lifelong friends.

She was a great lady and had an incredible life with a smile for everyone. She will be tremendously missed by all that knew her.

She is survived by her sons, Steven Chandler and his partner, Stephan Goranson, of Augusta and Jeff Chandler and his wife, Laurie, of Burnham; grandchildren, Jaqueline Fish and husband, Max, Gavin Speaker and wife, Mary, David Williams Jr and wife Ruth, Trevor Twitchell, and Charles Penney; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Cronan of Reno, Nevada; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Judith Speaker Williams; brother, Joseph Cronan; two sisters, Barbara Williams and Mary Johansson; and grandson, Justin Henderson.

A heartfelt thank you from the family of Doris to the staff of Lakewood Continuing Care for the outstanding support, love, and care.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 29, at the funeral home with Deacon David Denbow officiating. A gathering will follow and all are welcome to stay for refreshment.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be given to the Lakewood Continuing Care Activities Fund, 220 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, Maine, 04901

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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.

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6:00 PM 9/28/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/28/2019 8:00:00 PM
Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home

191 Hartland Avenue
Pittsfield, ME 04967

Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home
191 Hartland Avenue Pittsfield 04967 ME
United States





2:00 PM 9/29/2019 2:00:00 PM
Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home

191 Hartland Avenue
Pittsfield, ME 04967

Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home
191 Hartland Avenue Pittsfield 04967 ME
United States

Memorial Contribution

Lakewood Continuing Care Activities Fund

220 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Waterville, Maine 04901

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