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PLYMOUTH & PRINCETON—Dorothy A. Heffren, 95, went home to be with her Lord and loved ones February 8, 2009 at Sebasticook Valley Health Care. She was born February 1, 1914 in Vanceboro, a daughter of Uriah and Lovina Mary (McIver) Howland, Sr.. She was raised in Vanceboro until the age of 15 when the family moved to Princeton where she met and married her husband of 65 years, Bruce Heffren. Dot led a very busy active life and enjoyed it to its fullest. She was a life long member of the Princeton Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess, sang in the choir and taught Sunday School for over 45 years. She was also a member of the Alexander Grange for many years.

Dot is survived by her daughter, Carol Hodsdon of Plymouth; a brother, Bruce and wife Evelyn Howland of Calais; 3 sisters, Ruth Nicol of Beverly, MA, Althea McLaughlin and Jean Lawless, both of Baileyville; 3 grandchildren, Rick Hodsdon and Teresa of Calais, Judi and husband Tony Casella of Edgecomb, David Hodsdon, Sr. and Lori Noyes of Old Town; 4 great grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Leslie and Jonathan Batchelder, David Hodsdon, Jr., and Cearra Hodsdon; a sister-in-law Kathleen Howland of Baileyville; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, their infant son Robert, a baby sister Hannah; and 4 brothers, Kenneth and wife Virginia Howland, Harold and wife June Howland, Uriah, Jr. and wife Virginia Howland, and Lloyd Howland; 3 brothers-in-law, John Nicol, Stephen Lawless and George McLaughlin, Sr. Dorothy will be remembered by her special friends, Robert Batchelder, Jim and Jeanne Ivory, David and Ginny Lundberg all of Plymouth, and Richard and Hazel Franklin of Newport.

Funeral services will be held 2 P.M. Wednesday, February 11th at the Princeton Baptist Church with Pastor Alan Mather officiating. Friends may call from noon until the time of services. Spring burial will be in the Princeton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Princeton Baptist Church, P. O. Box 376, Princeton, ME 04668; or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written tributes at

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