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Florence Elizabeth Staples Dorr
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1944
Exeter Center
Penobscot County
Maine, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 2005
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA

Merrimack - Florence Elizabeth Staples Dorr, 61, of Merrimack, died at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

Born in Exeter, she was the daughter of Josetta and Albert Staples of Eliot, Maine.

Florence graduated from York (Maine) High School in 1962 and then Maine Medical Center School of Nursing in Portland, Maine, in 1965. She was also a graduate of the cardiac intensive care nursing program, established at Maine Medical Center in 1968. From 1971 to 1986, Florence lived in Bridgton, Maine, and was a nurse at Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital. She was a nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit, becoming the department head of ICU and a night supervisor through the years. She moved to Merrimack with her family in 1986 and continued in nursing until her retirement in 1996.

Florence was artistically talented and enjoyed many hobbies, including rug hooking, knitting, stenciling and gardening. She was active in the English Springer Spaniel Rescue and Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue. She greatly enjoyed her time camping in Vermont and being with her dogs.

Florence is survived by her husband, Russell, of Merrimack; her daughter, Katherine Gregg of Vero Beach, Fla.; her son, Merrill Roy of Manchester; three grandchildren; her brothers, Thomas and James Staples, and her sisters, Mary Edmunds and Jane Styer.

Donations are requested made out to the Massabesic Audubon Center in lieu of flowers.
Created by: sandpipertoo
Record added: Jan 03, 2011
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