Dorothy M. Speed

May 03, 1920
- March 31, 2008

ATKINSON - Dorothy M. Speed, 87, died March 31, 2008, at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft. She was born May 3, 1920, in Atkinson, daughter of Ora and Hulda (Anderson) Pratt. She was a member of Atkinson United Methodist Church and a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star. For many years, she worked as a rural letter carrier. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and family gatherings, and loved caring for her flowers. She is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Linda and Walter Lougee of Milo, Carol and Joel Patterson of Springvale, and Susan and Peter Cannon of Atkinson; a son-in-law, Thomas Harvey Sr. of Atkinson; nine grandchildren, Nancy Barnes, Bruce Lougee, Julie Whitten, Patricia Patterson, Amy Schmitt, Mark Andrews, Holly Andrews, Margaret Crider and Thomas Harvey Jr.; four great-grand-children; a brother, Clarence Pratt of Guilford; a sister, Eleanor Fuller of Massachusetts; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Phillip Speed; and a daughter, Judy Harvey. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Atkinson United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Margaret "Dodie" Sheffield officiating. Spring burial will be at Atkinson Corner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pine Tree Hospice, 895 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426, or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford.

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