Obituary: Dolly Lagasse
WATERVILLE – Dolly Lagasse was born in Lewiston, Maine on February 7, 1957, the daughter of Joseph and Betty Ruby (Worster). She attended Hall-Dale High School and continued her education at KVCC in the respiratory therapy program. Dolly grew up working closely in and with her family’s hospitality and catering businesses, including Worster House and Freddies Restaurant in Hallowell, Maine. Once a mother, she became the proud owner and operator of a beautiful daycare for many years, providing exceptional care for children in the central Maine area. As her three children grew, she transitioned into a devoted stay-at-home mom. Years later, she reentered the working community managing fast food restaurants. Dolly was also a member of a local church community for many years. Dolly loved her family deeply and found great pleasure in spending time in the Belgrade and Blanchard lake areas, camping, fishing and socializing. She loved adventures, shopping, antiques and leisurely walks along Maine’s beautiful coast. Dolly loved being an exceptional caregiver to her family. She loved to cook and found great joy in sharing her delicious meals with her loved ones. Dolly’s sense of humor was contagious, and she radiated love and beauty. Her love for nature and camping began in her childhood, which became important experiences and memories created and shared with her children. Throughout her childhood, she loved ice skating and baton whirling which she taught her children creating memories for life. Dolly was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Betty Ruby; his sister, Susan Ruby; and his grandson, Trenton D. Oaks. Dolly is survived by her three children whom she loved dearly, Mark J. Ryder, Jessica M. DeMott and her partner, Tyler Jasud, and Ericka F. Lagasse; his ten grandchildren, including Tyler M. Nadeau, Tenley M. Nadeau, Tennah F. Lagasse, Taleah J. LaGasse, Evan W. DeMott, Wyatt J. DeMott, Jaidon Smith, Kylan J. Wimmer, Asher D. Ryder and Ava M Ryder; five siblings; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be at the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home in Fairfield, Maine on Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., immediately followed by a memorial service. A celebration of life and reception will be held for immediate family later in the day. Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, where memories can be shared, and a signed online registry by visiting http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.