2017-08-25 / Obituaries

Anne Dobra

Anne Bradbury Dobra, beloved wife of Klee Chambers Dobra, passed peacefully surrounded by her family at home in Pennsylvania on Aug. 12, 2017 following a long and courageous struggle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Parkinson’s disease. She was 75.

Anne was born in Massachusetts 1941 and grew up in Cape Porpoise. She graduated from Kennebunk High School in 1959 and married Klee C. Dobra of Providence, Rhode Island, in 1962. Over her lifetime, Anne had the good fortune to live in a variety of places throughout the country, but she and her family always returned to Maine each summer. Anne was a life member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, as well as the Maine Mayflower Society. She was a fun loving woman to whom family came first. She loved entertaining and hosted Christmas dinners annually for friends and family; they were to write home about.

Among her favorite pastimes was an afternoon at the beach with family and friends. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. She was a joy to be around, generous and courageous, with a smile that could melt anyone’s problems and light the night’s sky. She deserves to always be remembered as a woman of dignity, beauty and grace, because that’s what best defines her.

Anne is survived by her husband of 56 years, Klee Dobra, her daughters Sheree Freda and her husband, Andrew; Melinda Coath and her husband, Philip and Holly Larson; and by six grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Scott A. Bradbury and by her mother, Louise Taylor Bradbury of Kennebunk. She was predeceased by her father, Wilber A Bradbury in 1987.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, Florida 33131

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