Thedora “Dora” Maone

Woodsville, N.H. — Thedora “Dora” Maone, 88, formerly of Brill Hill Road, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, N.H. following a period of failing health.

She was born in Waycross, Ga., March 30, 1925, a daughter of George M. and Prudence (Tatum) Bowen. For most of her adult life she lived in South Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y., and worked in the personnel department for PanAm Airways at John F. Kennedy Airport.

She moved to Woodsville later in her life to be nearer to her family.

Dora enjoyed ten pin bowling and was a member of the PanAm Bowling Team that led her to compete in tournaments around the world. She was also a member of the Sunshine Bowling League in Woodsville. Most notably, Dora served as a volunteer for many years at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, and was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year by the State of New Hampshire Association of Hospital Auxiliaries in 2000.

She married Joseph Maone on Oct. 27, 1945. He predeceased her on Feb. 4, 1989. She was also predeceased by her son Michael Maone on Aug. 19, 2012; and by two brothers, George and Richard Bowen; and a sister, Billie Byrne.

Survivors include two daughters, Anne Amature and husband Eugene of Woodsville, and Teresa Maone and husband Philip Gitomer of Princeton, N.J.; six grandchildren, Alex Amature and wife Sherry, Matthew Amature, Douglas and Martin Gitomer, Joseph Maone, and Angela Romero and husband David; seven great grandchildren, Nicholas, Alexandra and Joseph Amature, Anissa McCullough, Matthew Maone, and Cadence and Chastity Romer; a brother-in-law, Alexander Maone of Long Island, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; along with special friends, Elaine Pollak and Marion “Moe” Staplefeld.

Calling hours will be on Friday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, N.H.

A memorial service will be on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, with Rev. Clinton Brake of the Woodsville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y. at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cottage Hospital, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.

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Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.