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Dorothy Frances Commune

Date of Death: August 28, 2010

Date of Birth: September 6, 1917


Auburn – Dorothy Frances (Schipf) Commune, born September 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2010. Formerly of New Jersey, Dorothy resided in South Portland and the Gray and New Gloucester area. For the past year, she enjoyed a residence at Clover Manor, Auburn.


For 40 years she was a devoted and active member of Jehovah’s Witnesses, primarily in the Auburn and Gray/North Yarmouth Congregations. She was active in the full-time ministry for nearly 30 years, sharing Bible study and scripture with many people. She will be remembered as a caring and faithful individual with a positive, spiritual influence. Her greatest joy was to be involved with her children, family and friends. Her past time was to watch old movies, listen to music, and she loved to sing.  She will be greatly missed and remembered for her encouragement to love God and family, her generosity, love, and infectious laughter.


She was married for 25 years to Victor J. Commune (deceased). She was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Volkens and a brother Joseph Schipf. She is survived by a sister, Helen McDonald of Tavares, Florida;  four children and spouses, Victor J. and Delores Commune, Allan H. and Dawn Commune, Carol A. (Commune) and Paul Zack, and Lea J. (Commune) and Dale Poland. She had 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, all of whom she greatly loved and cherished.


A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 8, at 7pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Town Farm Road, North Yarmouth.


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