Half Staff – Dorothy P. Christopher

November 9, 2011
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Dorothy P. (Parsons) Christopher, 82, beloved wife of James W. Christopher, of Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA, formerly of Andover, died on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.Dorothy was born on June 4, 1929, daughter of Roland Parsons and Mary (Emery) Parsons Collins. She was raised in Kennebunkport, Maine, graduating from Kennebunk High School in 1947 and Dean Academy. She completed her education at Sargent College/Boston University in 1952.

Dorothy taught Physical Education in the Andover Public School System until her retirement in 1990. Dorothy was a member of the U.S. Sail and Power Squadron Merrimac Valley Chapter, the Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport and taught swimming as a volunteer at the Andover Y. She enjoyed sailing, skiing and all water activities. In her later years she was rarely seen without one of her knitting projects.

In addition to her husband James whom she shared 58 years of marriage, Dorothy is survived by her 2 children and their spouses, Carol and Richard Arnold of Norwell, MA, and Eric and Micky Christopher of Alpharetta, GA; 2 grandchildren, Caitlin Christopher and Ryan Christopher of GA.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at the Brooksby Village Chapel, 302 Brooksby Village, (off of Rte 114) in Peabody, MA. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to the Sandy Bay Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program, P.O. Box 37, Rockport, MA 01966 OR Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements are by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. For online obituary and memorial guest book, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.