Dorothy Bryant (1935-2023)

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Dorothy “Dottie” Allen Bryant

READFIELD – Dorothy “Dottie” (Allen) Bryant, 87, passed away peacefully at home on September 4, 2023, after a battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family, including her husband, Bob, of nearly 67 years.

Dottie was born in New Sharon on September 12, 1935, to the late Frederick and Barbara (Stone) Allen.

After graduating from high school in 1935, she attended secretarial school in Lewiston. It was during this time that she met and married the love of her life, Bob, and became a stay-at-home mom to 4 children.

In 1965, they took over their family farm in New Sharon where Dottie worked alongside Bob for 8 years. After the sale of the farm, they continued to work together for 50 years building houses and renovating homes. She also worked at Maranacook High School and Saunders Mfg, and happily retired in 1998.

Dottie’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and was so proud of being “Mom” to her 4 children and “Mamie” to her 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. Sadly, she did not get to meet her 8th great grandchild due in January.

Dottie is survived by her husband, Bob, son Russell Bryant of Cosby, TN, daughters Sherry (Mike) Bilodeau of Durham, Patty Parlin of Chesterville, and Betty Bryant of Sidney. Grandchildren, Karrie Phenes, Brandon Bryant, Kimberly (Mike) Viola, Sabrina (Justin) Lowe, and Bianca Gagne. Great grandchildren, Jazmine Gorman, Reece and Remy Hiltz, Kaiden Bryant, Liam Lowe, Rowen and Cameron Viola, and great great granddaughter Haven Howard. Dottie is also survived by many extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her 3 brothers Richard, Robert (Doris), and Roger (Jean) Allen.

A celebration of Dottie’s life will be held on Thursday September 14 from 5-7Pm at Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop. Family and friends are invited to come, reminisce, and share memories.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations can be made to organizations or charities of your choice, in Dottie’s name.

Arrangements are in the care of the Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop where condolences and memories may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the funeral home website by visiting

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  1. To Patty Parlin, Bob Bryant and all of the famliy, It is with my deepeest Sympathy of the passing of your wife, mother and grandmother, and great grandmother. I will miss seeing her and talking with her at the Brick yard cafe on Sunday at lunch. She was a great woman and you all have great memories of her which no one can take away. May God Bless you all.

  2. Bob and Patty and family, Dottie was a treasure. She always made you feel special when you saw her. She encouraged, cared and loved her family and all of us who were blessed to call her “friend”. You are in our prayers. May God bless you.

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