Dorothy D. Colwell, a longtime resident of Topsham, ME and currently of Virginia Beach, VA, died on March 1, 2013. She was born on June 4, 1930 in Glen Cove to the late Edmund J. and Lucy Reichert Denzler. She graduated from Sea Cliff High School, Berkleley Secretarial School of New York City, and for many years was employed as a legal secretary, retiring from McTeague-Higbee of Topsham in 1992.
In 1955 she married Anthony M. Colwell, Jr., who proceeded her in death in 2001. She was also proceeded in death by her son Anthony III in 1980, her sister-in-laws, Ellen Colwell-Famigliette, Ann Colwell, and brother-in-law CMSgt William Kevin Colwell.
She was an avid reader, whose other hobbies included needlework, gardening and genealogy, having traced her family back multiple generations.
Her survivors include her daughters, Mary Hally (Matthew) and Jane Colwell of Brandford, CT, Christine Colwell and her partner Joseph Bent of Nobleboro, ME., Rosemary Gagnon (Mark), and Geraldine Metzger of Virginia Beach, VA. She is also survived by her sister Helen Denzler, her grandchildren, Erin Metzger and Mark Hally. of Springfield, OR., cherished cousins Chris and Barbara Reichert of Van Wert, OH.,
and several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to a Humane Society of your choice.