Dorothy (Fuller) Mather-Noble
NORTH CANAAN — Dorothy (Fuller) Mather-Noble, 94, died Jan. 25, 2012, at McLean in Simsbury after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 29, 1917, in North Canaan, the daughter of the late Florence (Hall) and Allyn Fuller. She was the loving wife of the late Raymond Mather, who died in 1985 and, later, of Mason Noble, who died in 1997. While “Dottie” lived most of her life in Connecticut, she attended Mt. Holyoke College and received her bachelor’s degree in 1939. Prior to moving to Simsbury more than 35 years ago, she lived in Needham, Mass., for 10 years. Dottie was a member of the First Church of Christ in Simsbury and worked on various committees. Throughout her life Dottie volunteered faithfully for the American Red Cross on their blood drives. She was a Girl Scout leader and a Boy Scout leader and also spent many hours delivering meals through the Meals on Wheels program. She was always there for her family and friends and ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.Dottie is survived by her daughter, Carol Mather of Ashland, Mass.; her stepchildren, Ann Harris, Kathy Downs, Penny Noble and Bud Noble; her sister, Sally Prestele of Poway, Calif.; two grandchildren, Kim Mather and Derek Mather; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Santana Mather; and several loving nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. She was predeceased by her son, Richard Mather.A memorial service will be celebrated in late spring at a date and time to be announced. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. The Vincent Funeral Home in Simsbury has charge of arrangements. Go to Dorothy’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences and updated service information.