EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

July 7, 2013

Dorothy Conron, 85

North Sutton, NH — Born in the Year of the Dragon, and known for her quick wit and fun spirit, Dolly Conron, passed away on July 1. She is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Hayes; brother-in-law, Bob Hayes; nephews, Ken and Steve Kaufman; and niece, Sue Torres.

Dolly was born in Reading, Mass., and raised in Reading and North Reading. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Vermont. She began her 33-year teaching career in Claremont, N.H., and then as both teacher and principal at Lowell Street School in Reading.

Following her retirement from teaching, she moved to North Sutton, where she and her family had enjoyed summers at cottages on Kezar Lake since 1946.

During the 30 years since she retired as a teacher, Dolly also worked at Wadleigh and Winslow State Parks. This was her dream job, as she greatly enjoyed both people and nature.

All who knew Dolly, knew her as a very unique person. As you approached Dolly’s home, you’d be greeted by a sign, “Here There Be Dragons,” and many trees adorned with colorful ribbons. Once inside her home, friends, visitors, and family would be regaled by rich tales and recollections from her 85-year lifetime.

Dolly’s family would like to thank all of the people in the community who helped her in so many ways to be able to remain in the home and town she loved so much.

She would like us all to remember that “A rainy day is no match for a sunny disposition.”

ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of her life is being planned for a future date to be announced. Support of the local volunteer fire department, emergency services and regional state parks would be appreciated.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.chadwickfuneralservice.com.