Doris Dion, 91, of Sanford, Maine passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2023\nat the Lodges Care Center following a brief illness.\n\nShe was born on February 9, 1932 to the late Alex and Rose ( Rouleau ) Fortier.\n\nIn 1957 she married the love of her life, Albert Dion. Doris and Albert spent most of their\nlives living in Sanford raising their four children. Doris was the ultimate caretaker, and\ntruly enjoyed caring for her family. She taught us to live each day with confidence and\ngratitude. She spent her days filled with great love for others. There was nothing she\nloved more than spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great\ngrandchildren, who were the center of her life.\n\nDoris was a devout Catholic who practiced her faith daily and taught others to trust the\npower of prayer. She was a true angel who loved others deeply and all who knew her\nloved her as well.\n\nDoris loved reading, cooking, spending time at the beach, lake, and winters in St.\nPetersburg, Florida.\n\nShe is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Albert Dion, her sister Sr. Therese\nFortier, brothers Leo, Rene, and Patrick Fortier.\n\nShe is survived by her brothers Philip and Robert Fortier, her four children and their\nspouses Patricia and Stephen Desrochers, Linda and Ken Lawrence, Donna and Derrill\nSavage, and Patrick Dion. She also is survived by 9 grandchildren and 13 great\ngrandchildren.\n\nThe family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Lodges Care Center\nand Compassus Hospice Care for the loving care she received.\nIn lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.\n\nA mass of Christian burial will be Celebrated on Friday, June 9 at 11:00 at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish Holy Family Church, 66 North Ave. Sanford. Burial will be immediately following at Southern Maine Veterans Memorail Cemetery.\n\nArrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. \n\nTo leave a message of condolence click on Doris' Remembrance Page.