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Dorothy I. Witham

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Gilmanton Iron Works----Mrs. Dorothy I. Witham, 84 of 502 Stage Road, died at her home after a short illness. She was the widow of Alden W. Witham who had died in 1997 after being married for 55 years.

Mrs. Witham was born August 24 1922 in Fall River, MA the daughter of Antone and Mary (Beirao) Thomas. She had been a resident of Gilmanton Iron Works for many years coming from a large dairy farm in N.Y.

In her spare time she enjoyed gardening in her younger years, cross-stitching and quilting by hand.  She was known by many as “Grammie Sweets”

Survivors include 9 children Jane Provencal of Gilmanton Iron Works, Allen Witham of Pittsfield, Kenneth Witham of Gilmanton Iron Works,  John Witham of Barnstead, Dottie Bowler of Canterbury, Alden Witham Jr. of Cherry Valley, N.Y., JoAnne Holbrook of Pulaski, N.Y. Cindy-Lou Donley of Warrenton, Mo., Peter Witham of Barnstead ; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and several nephews & nieces. She had loved four generations of children in her life time. Beside her parents and husband she was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral Services will be held at the Gilmanton Community Church, Iron Works location, Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 11:00AM. Rev. Linda Bolton pastor of the Gilmanton Community Church and Rev. John Loughnan pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pittsfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilmanton Iron Works.

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.                                                                                                                                                            

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