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Annette Viola Dorer

January 22, 1927 — February 3, 2013

Madison-Annette Viola Dorer passed away at her home in Madison on February 3, 2013. She was born January 22, 1927, the daughter of Georg & Mary Fries in Glendale, NY. Growing up, she spent much time on her father’s boat and in later years would speak fondly of the time they would spend anchored off of Jones Beach on Long Island where she could go ashore and dance to bands that played in the bandstand off the boardwalk. After graduating high school in 1944, specializing in art, she went on to work for a shipping magazine for more than 10 years. It was during this time that she made the re-acquaintance of an elementary school classmate, Walter Dorer, whom she married on May 1, 1949. The two moved to Elmont, NY in 1953 where they lived until 1996. During that time, they helped to found Advent Lutheran Church in Elmont, NY and Annette was one of the first women to serve on a church council. She was also an active Girl Scout leader and volunteer at Gotham Ave. School. Continuing with the love of art she had cultured in high school, Annette spent time painting and designing various handcrafts. In 1996 they moved to Valley Stream, NY then in 2005 to Madison, NH where they lived next to their daughter, Patricia, and her family. They had been traveling to Bon Air cottages in Moultonboro, NH annually from 1949 until 2000 and it was a place the whole family loved enough to want to live here. In later years she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and enjoying the friends she made online. She is survived by her husband, Walter Dorer, her daughter, Patricia Aliventi, grandchildren Melinda Aliventi, Janine Aliventi, and Danny Aliventi all of Madison. She was also greatly loved by her god-daughter Jackie Brewington of Spartanburg, SC who was as close to her as a daughter. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 1PM at Nativity Lutheran Church in North Conway.
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