Obituary of Dorothy Elaine Doll
Dorothy E. Doll, 74, was born in Fall River, MA, to the late Joseph and Mary (Macieta) Levasseur. The Levasseur family fled a dying textile industry, in Fall River, to the flourishing central Connecticut area to work at Pratt and Whitney. Infant Dorothy grew up in Manchester, CT.
As a child, Dorothy loved sports and spent years in ballet. As she got older she took up competition roller skating.
While in Manchester High School, Dorothy began a life-long love affair with Daniel Doll which lasted for sixty years until she was taken down by metatastic cancer on June 6, 2019.
After graduation from MHS, Dorothy entered Bay Path Junior College. This led to a successful time working at several notable businesses.
Eventually Dorothy abandoned the traffic jams to and from the jobs in Hartford and migrated to the law firm, Wynne, Pontillo and Lynch of Glastonbury. Dorothy worked as a Probate Clerk. Clients would come into the Wynne, Pontillo and Lynch office shortly after a loved one passed away, feeling shattered, not knowing how to continue; Dot would work with her clients, bringing back some sort of security.
At home, Dot was a real star. In 1968 we moved into a 250 year old house that needed major rehab. Dot took on the non existent yards and gardens and turned them into Eden.
Above all, Dot was an adventurer. When our house caught fire during the great ice storm of 1977, we came back from staying at a friends house, Dot stood looking at the mess with her hands on her hips and said “let’s go Majorca” – we went, and sanity was restored. Some of our Dorothy led trips include Stone Henge, Egypt, Kenya, Chichen Itza in Mexico, Galapagos, etc.
Once Dot started a three day work week with Wynne, Pontillo and Lynch, Dot began three day trips to more local places; Las Vegas, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Austin, Texas for the Bat Festival, etc. Another time, Dot was sitting with her feet up, reading an AARP magazine when she looked up at me and said, “There is an ‘Elvis’ cruise ship – It’s dumb enough to have a good time, Let’s go”.
Another facet of our life was scuba diving. We were certified in the 1970’s and off we went. The two of us took up to 1,000 dives all over the world. Dot, I love you. I miss you. Friends may call on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, with a Celebration of Dorothy’s Life and sharing time to begin at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.