ROCHESTER - Doris Marie (Leblanc) Dagenais, formerly of Dover, Northwood and Rochester, died on Monday, November 5, 2018, at Rochester Manor. She was 91. Born in Newmarket and raised in Vermont, she was the last of thirteen children born to William and Marie (Forest) Leblanc.
She moved to Dover, where she met and married William (Bill) Dagenais, Jr. in 1946. They had six children and were married for 68 years, until Bill's death in 2014. Doris worked part-time as a meter maid for the Dover Police Department, delivered papers for Fosters Daily Democrat and worked at Miller Shoe.
She was an excellent seamstress and was also known for her beautiful hand braided rugs. Doris was a great cook and gardener, canning her veggies and making pickles and jams. In later years she and her husband wintered in Florida and traveled to Alaska, a trip she remembered fondly and spoke of often.
In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by two sons, Ralph, who passed in 2015, and John, who died as an infant in 1953. Her remaining children are Doretta Kelsey and her significant other Dan, of Groveland, Fla., Marc Dagenais and his significant other Diane, of Middleton, Patti Couture and her husband Marty, of Rochester, Susan Clauson and her husband Paul "PJ", of Gilford, Ralph's widow, Paula Dagenais of Dunnellen, Fla., and Doris' beloved cat, Wanda. In addition, she had three grandchildren, Michelle (Dagenais) St. Lawrence, Angela (Rogers) Platt, and Erik Dagenais, as well as a step-granddaughter, Courtney Couture, and three great-grandchildren, Seamus Murphy, Erin St. Lawrence and Shannon St. Lawrence.