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HALLOWELL -- Dorothy Faith Mithee, 64, passed away peacefully in her sleep, at her home, after a year and a half struggle with cancer, on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

She was born in Dover-Foxcroft on March 21, 1948, the daughter of Viola and Erwin Mithee.

Dot was educated in Guilford public schools. She graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1970, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in human services.

As a child, Dot worked in the hometown general store owned by her parents. Later, she was employed by the state of Maine in the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, from 1974 through 2001. She was very active in her community over the years, where she served as Hallowell city councilor and was the recipient of the Hallowell Spirit of America Award on several occasions, eventually becoming president of the foundation.

She was one of the founding members of the Hallowell Food Bank in 1988, where she acted in several capacities, two of which were president and treasurer. Dot worked for and volunteered with both Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kennebec Valley and Catholic Charities of Maine.

Not only will she be lovingly remembered as a woman full of joy with a wonderful sense of humor, but one with marvelous integrity, all of which she exhibited right up until she took her last breath of life.

She will also be remembered for her delicious coleslaw and chicken pie.

Along with her parents, Dot was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jones.

She is survived by her brother, Thomas Mithee, and his wife, Shelley, of Kansas City, Mo.; a niece and a nephew, Rebecca Colson, and her husband, Andy, of Kansas City, and Timothy Mithee of Chicago, Ill.; myriad loving friends and neighbors; her very special and close friends Cindy Chick, of Manchester, and David Archibald, of Augusta; her lovely, compassionate hospice nurse, Karen Gallant; and last, but not least, her adored dog, Max.

A celebration of Dot's life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Old South Congregational Church, Second Street, Hallowell, with the Rev. Nancee Campbell officiating.

A reception will immediately follow at Joyce's Restaurant in Hallowell. Interment and committal prayers will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Hallowell Cemetery.

Dot's wishes were to have donations in her memory sent to the Hubbard Free Library, 115 Second St., Hallowell, ME 04347.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1 Church St., Augusta, where memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with her friends and family on the obituary page of our website at

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Published in Kennebec Journal from Jun. 15 to Jun. 16, 2012.
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June 20, 2012
Tommy, so sorry to hear about Dottie. So sad when you start losing school mates and friends. The neighborhood was a good place to grow up in. We have lost 3 of all of us. Remembering all the times at the store...good memories. Dottie was special and alot of fun. Everyone seems to call her Dot, but she is Dottie to me...
Diane White
June 19, 2012
To Dot's friends and family, Dot was unique, kind, caring, and a wonderful person. She will be missed. We are all so lucky to have her watching over us from the other side!
Rebecca Corcoran
June 18, 2012
You will be missed greatly Dot! You were so loving and thoughtful to all that worked with you at OSA. You always had a smile and helpful advice for all in need. We love and miss you Dot!! Your friend, Trisha
Trisha Barney
June 16, 2012
My thougts of Dottie go back to the first day of school in six grade. We became instant friends. It was so good to see her
at our 45th class reuion last summer.We had a nice time.
She will be sadly missed. Another BIG lose to the class of '66.
Linda Hanscome Vose
June 16, 2012
Dot was always a fun person to be around and she will be missed.
Dan Campbell
June 16, 2012
She fought the good fight, and gave our community her great spirit and love. Thank you, Dottie, be with peace now. Karen Kingsley,Hallowell, Maine
June 15, 2012
A wonderful friend of the family. She brought such a wonderful spirit to anything she attended. I love and miss Dot. MAX!
Edmund Davis-Quinn
June 15, 2012
Heidi/Dottie Lucky Garden May 2012
Heidi Rogers
June 15, 2012
Dot always sent sympathy cards to anyone in Hallowell who lost a family member-she even sent me one when my dog died. Now it's our turn: Rest in peace Dot, we're going to miss you
Joel and Christine Canty
June 15, 2012
Dot will be warmly remembered by the people with whom she worked with at Westat , to administer the National Assessment of Educational Progress in local schools within the mid-coast region.
Paula Hutton.
Paula Hutton
June 15, 2012
Her smiling face and loving hug is seared into my memory, where she will stay vibrant, joyful and full of life! What a loving spirit! We are poorer without her, and much richer because we knew her.
Karen Tucker
June 15, 2012
She lit up a room with her good cheer, and her kindness and unfailing willingness to lend a helping hand were extraordinary.
-- Sybil Baker (Brunswick)
June 15, 2012
A lovely gracious lady who will be greatly missed.
Nancy (Clement) Fuller
June 15, 2012
Dot was a kind hearted person who generously gave of herself for the benefit of others. There will be an empty space in Hallowell that can never be filled. I believe she is volunteering for food bank in Heaven at this very moment!
Brenda Adler
June 15, 2012
Oh how i'll miss laughing together whether in hallowell or on the phone 3 thousand miles apart.
College bought us together & the following 42 years were a blessing to my Maine life.
Amazing lady! Love you always Heidi
Heidi (Peterson) Rogers
June 15, 2012
Just remembering playing together as small children! So sorry!
June (Dean) Cook
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