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Alice Dorn

Alice J. Dorn

Wednesday, March 9th, 1927 - Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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Alice J. Dorn, 93, of Suffield, beloved wife for 38 years of the late Robert O. Dorn, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2020. She was born in Irvington, NY, on March 9, 1927, daughter of the late William and Kathleen (Stephenson) Jones, and has resided in Suffield for the past 54 years.

Alice was a longtime physical education teacher, first working in New York, before teaching in Newington, CT, for almost 20 years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Cortland State University and her Master’s degree from Columbia University. She was very involved in First Church of Christ, Congregational, in Suffield, serving as a Deacon, and very active in the Chancel Choir, the Women’s Fellowship, the Parish Care Committee, and the Mission Committee. She also was an active member of PEO Chapter O, Springfield, and a leader in the Girl Scouts for over 50 years. Alice was loved for her kindness and caring, her deep interest in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild, and her many daily acts of service to others.

She is survived by her children, Ann (John Beck) Austin-Beck of Okemos, MI; William Austin of Marietta, GA; Katherine (Tom) Meierjurgen of Watkins Glen, NY; Kristina (Hans Rickheit) Dorn of Ashburnham, MA; her grandchildren, Katherine, David, Andrew, Lauren, William, Benjamin, Kimberly, Adam, and Truman; her great-granddaughter Iona; and her close friend Ken Stevenson. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Dorn; her three siblings, John T. Jones, William R. Jones, and Jane G. Jones; and her granddaughter Phaedra Gruver.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Church of Christ, Congregational, 81 High St., Suffield, CT 06078; Girl Scouts of Connecticut, 340 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106 (https://www.gsofct.org/en/give/donate.html); or Special Olympics (https://www.specialolympics.org/).

A private Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 28, at 10:00AM at The Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield. Friends are invited to attend the service virtually through the funeral home website. The private burial will take place on Thursday, August 28, in the Agawam Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. For online condolences and virtual service, please visit: www.SuffieldFuneralHome.com


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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, August 28th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, August 28th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Heritage Funeral Home
    Address
    1240 Mountain Road
    P.O. Box 309
    WEST SUFFIELD, CT 06093
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    Notes
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Church of Christ, Congregational, 81 High St., Suffield, CT 06078; Girl Scouts of Connecticut, 340 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106 (https://www.gsofct.org/en/give/donate.html); or Special Olympics (https://www.specialolympics.org/). A private Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 28, at 10:00AM at The Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield. Friends are invited to attend the service virtually through the funeral home website. The private burial will take place on Thursday, August 28, in the Agawam Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. For online condolences and virtual service, please visit: www.SuffieldFuneralHome.com
    Officiant
    Rev. Diann Bailey
  • Interment

    Location
    Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam MA
    Notes
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Church of Christ, Congregational, 81 High St., Suffield, CT 06078; Girl Scouts of Connecticut, 340 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106 (https://www.gsofct.org/en/give/donate.html); or Special Olympics (https://www.specialolympics.org/). A private Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 28, at 10:00AM at The Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield. Friends are invited to attend the service virtually through the funeral home website. The private burial will take place on Thursday, August 28, in the Agawam Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. For online condolences and virtual service, please visit: www.SuffieldFuneralHome.com

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Posted at 03:01pm
Alice was a special soul who was adored by all of her friends at Suffield Commons. We have lost an incredible lady and she will be missed dearly.
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Dana Humphreys

Posted at 05:17pm
I joined First Church in 1999 and really don't remember when I first met Alice. We didn't serve on committees at the same time and she had stepped down from Chancel Choir when I joined. But because of her warm and welcoming character, we naturally got to know each other. We often sat together in the sanctuary or the lobby after Sunday service just shooting the breeze. She was so easy to talk with, so friendly and open. Her dedication to the Parish Care Ministry of First Church was extraordinary. She wanted to make sure people were remembered and cared for. I will never forget her warm and gentle smile.
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Posted at 04:46pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We pray the love of God enfolds you as you celebrate the life & memories of your loving mother.
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Mary McKenna

Posted at 04:44pm
Alice was the best of us! She was a smile, a word of kindness, a fun comment and a truly dedicated church member. She was involved with so much of the life of First Church that it isn’t the same without her presence. She will be missed and lovingly remembered.
 
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Linda S. Konopa Posted at 08:40pm

I really didn't know Alice very well or for very long. We would both get to Sunday services a bit early and found that we both had a great love of gardening. We would chat for a few moments and I very soon felt that we had been friends for much longer. As a then new member of First Church, she made me feel very welcome and I knew that I had found the right place. I will miss her. Condolences to her family. Linda Konopa
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