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Dorothy (Jamieson) Chamberlin


LAKEVILLE — Dorothy (Jamieson) Chamberlin, 102, of Delray Beach, Fla., and formerly of Lakeville, died April 11, 2007, at the Abbey Delray North Health Center. She was the widow of Mac A. Chamberlin, who passed on Dec. 23, 1973.

Mrs. Chamberlin was born on Oct. 23, 1904, in Saranac Lake, N.Y., daughter of the late Helen (Davies) and John Jamieson. She graduated from Skidmore College in 1927 and received her master’s degree in social work. In 1931, she did her internship at the Community Service Society. In 1934, she was the head of the Community Relief Program in Newark, N.J.

Mrs. Chamberlin and her husband owned and operated the Wake Robin Inn in Lakeville between 1945 and 1973, which they purchased from John Belcher Hunter and his wife.

The Wake Robin Inn was originally operated as the Taconic School for Girls between 1898 and 1915. Mrs. Chamberlin and her husband sold the Wake Robin in 1978.

In 1964, the Chamberlins expanded their resort hotel business with the purchase of the Surfside Apartments in Delray Beach, which they operated and expanded between 1964 and 1974.

Mrs. Chamberlin is survived by her sons, Winthrop Davies Chamberlin of New York, N.Y., and John Austin Chamberlin of Leadville, Colo.; a daughter-in-law, Lee Chamberlin of New York City; and three grandchildren, Brandon, Felicity and Ned Chamberlin of New York City.

Graveside services were held on April 28 at the Salisbury Cemetery, the Rev. Richard Taber officiating. Memorial donations may be sent to the Community Service Society, 105 E. 22nd St., New York, NY 10010. Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

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