May 062014

Screen shot 2014-05-06 at 11.11.32 AMDorothy Marie Sawyer, 93, passed away peacefully at home with her husband of 71 years, George, by her side on Saturday April 26, 2014.

Dorothy had a wonderful career of 20 plus years at Wayside Furniture.

Dorothy, or Dot as most knew her, was also a lifetime member of the Orange Garden Club. She had a great love for the work she did and the people she worked with. Her love of life and people carried over into abundant community services such as knitting afghans with the senior center for children in need, as well as donating to the battered women’s shelter.

Dot created many crafts for so many charitable organizations. Her time with her family and her love for gardening, her cooking and baking for holidays and birthdays—these were the things that gave her passion.

Her hands were involved in so many endeavors that reached out to the ones she loved, as well as people she never met before.

In addition to her husband, George, she is survived by her sister, Mildred Schultz of Orange; three children, Linda and Craig Sawyer of West Haven and Robert Sawyer and his wife Susan of Madison; three grandchildren, Caitlyn of Portland, OR, Nicole of Salt Lake City, UT and Josh of West Haven; and one great-grandchild.

A Gathering of Friends and Family was held on Friday, May 2 from 5 to 7 pm, with a Sharing of Memories at 6:30 pm at the Cody–White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460.

Burial was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Orange Health and Rehabilitation Center, 225 Boston Post Rd., Orange, CT 06477; or to the Orange Visiting Nurses Association, 605 Orange Center Rd., #A, Orange, CT 06477.

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