Dorothy (Bryant) "Dottie" MacDonald

Dorothy (Bryant) "Dottie"  MacDonald

Portland, ME - Dorothy Bryant St. Peter MacDonald 89 of Portland entered into eternal rest on May 29 surrounded by her loving family.  Dorothy was born on September 12, 1929 the daughter of Bertha and James Perley Bryant of New Gloucester, Maine. 

Dottie spent her childhood on a farm in New Gloucester, Maine with her 10 brothers and sisters. In 1955 she married Roy St. Peter and moved to South Portland and then to Portland, Maine.  They were married for 40 years and had two sons, Wayne St. Peter and Gregory St. Peter.  She was preceded in death by her husband Roy and her son Gregory.

After the death of her first husband Roy in 1995 Dottie met, Robert MacDonald and they married in 1999 and were members of St. Pius X Church in Portland, Me. Together they shared their love of painting, music and traveling. Bob predeceased Dottie in 2016.

Dottie devoted her life to her family. What brought her great joy was caring for others.   She worked from home as a seamstress, alternating and making clothes. She even made costumes for the famous Radio City Rockettes.  She was also an accomplished artist, quilter, baker and gardener. If Dottie wasn’t in the kitchen baking she was in the garden tending to her flowers. 

Dottie is survived by her son Wayne St Peter (Jackie Nelson) of Portland, ME. sister Marilyn Bryant of Lewiston, ME.  Stepchildren Edward MacDonald, of North Carolina, Bonnie Dobson, of Bangor, Me. Ruth Klingler of New Hampshire, 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

 A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:00 am at St Pius X Church Ocean Ave Portland, Me.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland, Me.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Barron Center, 2 South for the compassionate care they have given Dottie over the past 2 years as well as the staff of Northern Light. Home Care and Hospice Care.


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