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Dorothy "Dottie" Cooper

Date of Death: October 24, 2021

Date of Birth: September 3, 1941


Dorothy (Dottie) June Mansfield Stoddard Cooper, 80, of Freeport, Maine, passed away on October 24, 2021 after a long battle with dementia.  She was born on September 3, 1941 to Gardiner and Mary Jane (Richard) Mansfield in Yarmouth, Maine and went on to graduate from North Yarmouth Academy in 1959. Dottie spent most of her life in Yarmouth and raised her three children there.

She was an active life member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary at the Robert W Boyd AMVETS Post 2 in Yarmouth. Dottie held all offices at the local and state level. At the National level she held many offices and participated on numerous committees as well. In 1987 she was elected as their National President during which time she traveled to 48 states, as well as the Far East and Europe.

After retiring, Dottie enjoyed traveling, playing golf and spending time with her friends, family, and soulmate Coop.

Dottie is survived by her adoring husband Richard (Coop); sisters, Barbara Reny and Donna Curtis; her children, Donna Watson and husband Jamie, Lisa Stoddard, and Matthew Stoddard Sr.; her grandchildren Joseph Grant and his wife Jenna, Chelsey Watson, Cameron Ketchen and his wife Ashley, Khristopher Barry and Matthew Stoddard Jr. and three great granddaughters, Bailey, Ashlynn and Charlotte and many nieces and nephews.

Dottie was predeceased by her parents, and sisters Patricia and Frances.

Dottie’s wit and sheer determination to get things done will be missed by many.

A celebration of life will be held at the AMVETS Post 2 hall in Yarmouth at 1pm on Saturday October 30th.  A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the folks at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their outstanding, compassionate, and loving care of Dottie in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Arrangements are in the care of Funeral Alternatives, 46 Bath Rd, Brunswick, ME. Condolences may be shared at


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