Lieutenant Colonel Doris P. Stanley 08/23/1920 - 09/25/2020 It is with sadness yet with rejoicing of her being reunited with her late husband Richard that we announce the passing of Lieutenant Colonel "Aunt" Doris P. Stanley. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.Doris was the daughter of the late George and Hazel (Sanborn) Pillsbury born in Acton, Maine on August 23, 1920.A graduate of the Sanford School system, Doris furthered her education by taking Nurses Training in Portland, Maine. Upon completion of her nurses training she joined the United States Army in 1945 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1970. She served three tours of duty including Germany and Korea. She supervised a staff of 14 nurses and remained friends with some over the years. She would recall how two of the "green nurses" during the 1960's would get into trouble. "Oh, how they could get themselves into trouble" she would say, with a roll of her eyes and chuckle. You could tell these two were very special to her. What they did she never said, but you just knew she loved these two. They kept in touch over the years up until her passing. She loved her time in Germany and would talk about her trips to other areas while stationed there. She was the only one in her group that had a vehicle and she would tell stories of how she and some of the other nurses would pack up and head out for adventures in her car. She loved to drive and saw every place she could no matter what the distance was. After retiring from nursing in the military service she continued her Nursing Skills in Altoona for many years until one day she decided she wanted a change and saw an ad for volunteer job at the local city library in Eustus, Florida. That position was right up her alley since Doris was an avid reader of whatever she could get her hands on, books, magazines and newspapers. So, she took a class and became the person in charge to keep the library's 100 plus magazines and periodicals in order. She loved working at the library as it allowed her to meet many interesting people and getting out of the house. She said when you retire, you need to keep busy doing something! On August 22, 2020, Doris was able to enjoy a 100th Birthday Party in her home. She received so many birthday cards and had a great time seeing some of her family and friends. Special recognition was sent to her from Colonel Retired Nancy Moltar, PHD RN, a medal of honor: Presented by the Chief Army Nurses Corp for Excellence and a medal of honor from Jack M. Davis, Brigadier General U.S. Army 26th Chief of the Army Nurse Corp: Past...Present...Future Medal of Excellence is Army Nursing, Army Nurse Corps Association. She had earned so much respect over the years of service to her country.Also, Doris had been receiving 100 long stemmed roses from her "green nurses" the two that could "always get into trouble". A bond that had never been broken and the affection between them still there after all those years.In addition to her parents, Doris was predeceased by her six sisters: Mildred Doyle, Louise Mee, Ethel Day, Grace Manning, Lena Sanborn and Janet Tarbox. She also was predeceased by her husband, Richard Stanley in 2001.Doris is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.At Doris' request there will be no funeral service, however Burial with military honors will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 2nd at the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, located on Stanley Road in Springvale, Maine where she will be interned with her late husband. In lieu of flowers please consider giving a contribution to American Wounded Veterans PAC 3824 Cedar Springs Rd. #561, Dallas, TX 75219-4136A special thank you to her niece, Marcia Mills and nephew Mervin Mee for their caretaking of Doris over the past two years. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.To leave a message of condolence for the family please click on the condolences tab to the left.