Doris I (Dot) DeLisle passed away 5/2/2021 at home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 95. She was the daughter of the late Floyd & Vivian Holden. She lived in Townshend, VT for many years graduating from Leland & Gray Seminary in 1943. She moved to Massachusetts in the 50’s and married her husband Arnold in 1953 whom she was married to for 44 years until his passing in 1997. She leaves behind her loving children, Patricia Goad (Daniel Brannin), Jimmy Jones, David Jones (Jane), Lindsey DeLisle, Lorin DeLisle (Lisa), Dawn DeLisle Vachon (Greg), stepsons Wayne & Neil DeLisle as well as her brother Robert Holden and her sister-in-law Lois DeLisle. She also leaves her former son in law, Charlie Trombley who was so near and dear to her. Dot leaves a long legacy behind her with 18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 16 great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Susan B DeLisle in 1964, her sister Virginia Lindenburg and brother Wallace (Stub) Holden and her dear friend Marion Emerson. Dot was an avid Red Sox fan. Dot had a passion for gardening and her vegetable and flower gardens were here pride and joy. She loved to feed and watch the birds (not a big fan of the squirrels). She grew up in a different era where growing her own fruits and vegetables and canning them as well as hunting and fishing to provide meals for the family was the norm. She was known to do her “regular work”, bake pies, cookies, help with the gardens and mend her own clothing all through her childhood. She was fortunate to have her daughter living next door. She spent countless hours helping watch her grandchildren and great grandchildren with so much love. Dot enjoyed spending time at the Williamsburg Senior Center over the past several years and will leave behind many friends. Dot loved camping and spent many weeks every summer at Maryville Campground in Vermont. She loved gatherings and her favorite was the annual family picnic.
The family wants to acknowledge the excellent, compassionate, and loving care she received from Brenda, Craig, Maureen, Kate, Deb & Luci and the care provided to her from the Fisher House.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Goshen Ambulance Fund. Family and Friends are invited to a graveside service, this Saturday May 8, in Village Hill Cemetery, Williamsburg at 11AM. The Williamsburg Funeral Home was entrusted with her cremation and arrangements.