|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1921|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 2008|
Annette M. (Lariviere) Dorman, 87, of Pleasant St., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at her home with her loving family at her side after a brief illness. Annette leaves her sons, Wayne Dorman and his wife Diane of Shutsbury, Gary Dorman and his wife Joanne, Melvin F. Dorman and wife Linda and Kevin Dorman and his life partner Rayne Petruzzi all of West Brookfield; one daughter, Charlene Kennan and her husband Dana of West Brookfield; one sister, Dalila Thomas of Florida; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Melvin L. Dorman on February 14, 2006 and also a brother Wilfred "DeDe" Lariviere. Annette was born in Ware September 23, 1921, daughter of the late Wilfred and Irene (Beaudin) Lariviere and lived most of her life in West Brookfield. She attended Hardwick High School, and was a member of the First Congregational Church in West Brookfield. Mrs. Dorman was a prominent business woman in West Brookfield, owning the Black & White Package Store, Lynettes Breakfast Restaurant, Westbrook Heights Rest Home, The Submarina, Ye Olde Tavern, Kodi Kennels in Plainfield CT, Sundance Motel in Weirs Beach N.H. and Classic Tanning Salon in Nashua N.H.. Mrs. Dorman retired in 2007 when the sale of the Ye Olde Tavern took place. Annette was the matriarch of the Dorman family and always had the final say, she was an entrepreneur and passed her knowledge to all of her family. She had such a keen sense of business. Everyone who knew her remarked about what a hard working women she was, but she always had time to council and take care of her family. She also liked to go to the casino on occasion and play cards with her grandchildren. Annette loved to pray and light a candle at St. Anne's Shrine in Sturbridge, it gave her such a feeling of peace. Annette will be sadly missed by her family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, November 14, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the Ye Olde Tavern, Main St. in West Brookfield. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Baystate Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 50 Maple St., P.O. Box 9058, Springfield, MA 01102-9058 or to the West Brookfield Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 540, West Brookfield, MA 01585. Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield, is directing arrangements.
Created by: S. Anderstrom
Record added: Nov 14, 2008
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