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Obituary for Dorothy Edna Sprague

Dorothy Edna Sprague, would have been 95 on August 5, 2022. She was born on August 5, 1927 to a loving couple, Albert G. Shuman and Hazel (Heyer) Shuman of Waldoboro. She was the oldest of four children.

She grew up in the Waldoboro area and attended local schools. She obtained her RN at Harvard University and then worked at Miles Memorial Hospital. After she married Ralph H. Sprague Jr. in 1946 she started her family of 5 children and became an Avon lady while they were growing up. There was always a house full, with all of her children as well as the many “adopted” ones.

Dot loved to knit, was a Girl Scout troop leader, Avon lady in Gray for a zillion years and started Gray Rescue with Dr. Russell in the 1960’s and served on the Gray Rescue for many years.

Dot was recognized as Woman of the Year in the 1970’s from the Town of Gray with a huge celebration. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Waldoboro for many years.

Dot was known and loved by so many. She leaves behind her legacy to always be kind to each other. Her famous quote was “if you cannot say anything nice or kind then say nothing at all.” She reached out and helped so many, she would give you her only food or clothes on her back if she thought you needed them. She was a true Christian and lived for Jesus Christ.

Rest in peace Mom, we love you. Thank you to Sedgewood Commons of Falmouth for great, loving care and Southern Maine Hospice.

Survivors include her three daughters, Martha Lamb of Gray, Vicki Darling of New Gloucester and Jennifer York of Gray and her son Wayne Fulton of Phoenix, AZ, 7 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Also surviving are her two sisters Alberta Walter of Waldoboro and Maxine Beane of New Hampshire and one brother Richard Shuman of Wiscasset.

In addition to Dot’s parents, Albert and Hazel Shuman, she was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Ralph H. Sprague, Jr., and her 2 sons, Frederick Sprague and Larry Sprague.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 from 5-7 p.m. at Hall’s of Waldoboro. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main Street in Waldoboro, Maine. Interment will be at Shuman Cemetery in Waldoboro.

There will also be a celebration of life on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 5-7 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road in Gray, Maine.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Midcoast Crematory, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro.