Obituary for Warren Dorr Sr.
ROCKLAND – Warren E. Dorr, Sr., 84, died peacefully, surrounded by his large loving family, Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Knox Center for Long Term Care.
Born in Milbridge, October 3, 1932, he was one of six children born to Warren K. and Lucretia Crocker Dorr. Educated first in Southern Maine, Warren moved with his family to Rockland where he attended Rockland High School.
Entering the workforce at an early age, he was employed with Brittos Market before beginning his career in Auto Sales. He worked for several mid-coast dealerships including, SeaView Chev. Garage, Drewetts Rambler, Mike Cramer VW and Howard Stetson Saab.
On November 19, 1960 Warren married Barbara Jonason of Tenants Harbor, in Rockland. Together they have lived between Florida and Maine their entire married life. With the Mid-Coast always feeling like home for Warren, he was active in many civic actives in the Rockland area. He was instrumental in the beginning Lobster Festivals and Parades, serving as president for several years, and was active with the Jaycee’s and the Lions Club.
Warren was an avid woodworker and worked tirelessly to finish three different homes for his family over the years. He loved cars, restoring an antique convertible, watching racing on TV and even driving his own stock car at one point.
Traveling was another favorite pastime, and he especially enjoyed the many cruises he took with his wife. Spending time with his family was his number one priority and he did everything he could to provide for them.
He will be sadly missed.
Predeceased by a brother-in-law Ronald Thurston; Mr. Dorr is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Dorr of Warren; his son Warren E. Dorr, Jr. and his wife Gloria of Suffolk, VA; his daughters, Norma Stanley and her husband Maynard of Owls Head, Pamela Ahlquist and her husband Robert of Auburn, Tammy Robbins and her husband William of Lisbon; his siblings, Marie Thurston of SC, Clayton Dorr and his wife Janice of Thomaston, Alonzo Dorr and his wife Judy of Rockland, Beverly Crain and her husband Frank of Coral Springs, FL, Becky Gamage and her husband Bruce of Rockport; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A Celebration of Mr. Dorr’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 29, 2017 at West Rockport Baptist Church. The Reverend Dr. David English will officiate. Interment will be held at Achorn Cemetery, Rockland. The family wishes to thank the loving and caring staff at the Knox long term care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552, or Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, Maine 04841.