Doris G. Martel
Doris "Dotty" G. (Murphy) Martel, age 71 of Mount Dora, FL passed away peacefully on Friday, January 15, 2016 at home with loved ones by her side. She was the wife of 51 years to Allen Martel.
Born in Waltham, MA on February 16, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Doris Murphy. Dotty grew up in Arlington, MA and on February 22, 1964 she married Allen Martel. After several years of marriage, and after the birth of their first two sons, Dotty and Al moved to Merrimack, NH, gave birth to their third son, and lived there until 1996, when they moved to Florida.
In addition to raising their three children, Dotty worked in the school system while their kids were young. Throughout the years she enjoyed tole painting and making crafts. Dotty loved spending time with family, socializing with friends, and in more recent years, trying to convince her husband to move back north.
She had a way of making everyone feel welcomed, accepted and loved.
Along with her husband, she is also survived by her three sons & daughter-in-laws: Jeff & Paula of NH, Brian & Chrie of NH, Andy & Jennifer of MA, and nine grandchildren: Jesse, Cody, Jake, Sam, Nikki, Matt, Josh, Brianna and Emma Rose.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778. This in-home hospice team helped take great care of Dotty in her final days.