Dorothy Marshall


Dorothy Marshall, a seasonal resident of Seawall, passed away peacefully on Jan. 25, 2019, at the age of 92.

Caring, self-reliant and adventurous, Dorothy spent her lifetime engaged in all things youthful and outdoors. For many years, she was a Girl Scout leader of Troop 2 in her hometown of Seymour, Conn. A dedicated and hard-working employee, Dorothy spent her professional career at Bic Corp. in Milford, Conn. Upon retirement, Dorothy was a caregiver to her brother, Bob, in Seymour, Conn., and split her free time between her home, “Isle Quest,” in Southwest Harbor’s Seawall community and wintering in Jensen Beach, Fla.

She was as Yankee as they come … a diehard Red Sox, Patriots and Connecticut Huskies fan, frugal with coin yet generous of heart. She loved a good laugh, her birds, her gardens, her curio collections and her neighbors, both human and four-legged, whom she considered family. For the little girl who summered next door, Dorothy went so far as to travel to New Jersey to accompany the child on Grandparents Day … twice.

Sharp as a whip, the twinkle in those blue eyes signaled that there was no fooling her, though she loved a good joke. Becoming a friend of Dorothy’s was no easy feat. She was very particular and selective, taking the measure of all. But, once you were Dorothy’s friend, you were her friend for life and you could count on receiving a card from her for every birthday.

She was a devoted gardener, loved nice cars and was a spirited traveler, up for any adventure at any time. Her favorite excursions were antiquing, boat trips to Frenchboro and wine tasting at Bartlett’s Island. Her last boating excursion was to review the Windjammer Fleet as it sailed up Somes Sound.

Born July 10, 1926, to the late Robert and Ethel (Carlson) Marshall, Dorothy is survived by her brother Robert and was predeceased by her brothers Raymond and Douglas, and sister, Nancy.

Dorothy attended Olsen Memorial Chapel in Bass Harbor. At her request, there will be no burial services. Ralph Hull Funeral Home in Seymour, Conn., has been entrusted with her arrangements. Separately, a celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held in her Seawall neighborhood this summer. All are welcome to attend. To send an online condolence, please visit

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