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Dorrit T. Maurice
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Dorrit T. Maurice passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 peacefully with her family by her side after a period of failing health.

Dorrit was born in Lincoln, MA on January 14, 1923, daughter of Earl MacLeod and Ethel (Bere) MacLeod.

A member of the greatest generation, Dorrit grew up in the rural atmosphere of Rowley, MA. She graduated from Ipswich High School, class of 1940. Dorrit was employed as a secretary for Towle Manufacturing and Bristol Rubber Company for many years.

She married her husband Edmond in February of 1942. During WWII they lived in Florida where Edmond worked in US Naval Shipyards. After moving back to Haverhill, MA she assisted her husband with their business, Maurice Construction Company.

Dorrit and Edmond had five children together. A devoted wife, mother and homemaker, Dorrit took pride in everything she did. Of Dorrit's many talents, she was well-known for cooking, sewing, her eye for antiques, decorating and her fashion sense.

Dorrit was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Haverhill for over sixty years. She was a member and past president of St. Margaret's Guild. Dorrit was also a member of Haverhill City Club for many years.

Dorrit cherished spending time with her family. She also enjoyed traveling, reading and discussing current events.

Dorrit leaves behind her children Edmond Maurice and wife Sandra of Deland, Florida, David Maurice and wife Diane of Thornville Ohio, Daniel Maurice and wife Pamela of Hampstead, New Hampshire, Nancy Guselli and husband Gene of Gloucester, Massachusetts and John Maurice and wife Grace of Derry, New Hampshire. Her grandchildren Vanessa Maurice, Alex and Elizabeth Maurice, Elissa (Maurice) Biery, Jacqueline Guselli, and Stephen and Lauren Maurice and great grandchildren Michael and Thomas Biery and several nieces and nephews.

Dorrit was predeceased by her husband Edmond, brothers Walter Mitchell and Earl MacLeod and daughter in law, Leslie Maurice.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to The Residence at Salem Woods and Compassus Hospice.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her calling hours on Thursday, Sep. 21, from 4-7 PM at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Her funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Sep. 22, at 11 AM. Interment will follow in Linwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. To share a memory or for more information, please visit

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill

106 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830





11:00 AM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill

106 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Cemetery Details


Linwood Cemetery

51 Mill St.
Haverhill, MA 01830

Memorial Contribution

MSPCA, Nevins Farm

400 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844

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