ENOSBURG FALLS / DeLAND, Fla. – On July 15, Monday afternoon, Doris Theresa Comeau Bresnahan passed into her Father’s arms for the first dance, handing her over to her long awaiting Danny. Dancing With The Stars, her favorite show, accomplished at a young age herself, one of the things we learned was that she danced in competition. Dance, Nana, dance!
Born in Haverhill, Mass., on Feb. 23, 1929 of Marie (Blinn) Comeau and Gustave Comeau, sister to Mary, Gustave, Margaret, Omar predeceased, and Gladys Kabenak, her remaining sibling. Married to Daniel F. Bresnahan from Haverhill in 1951, they produced two wonderful daughters Sharon, the eldest, and
Cheryl, the other. Never really a question of who Mom loved best — she loved.
Throughout her life she was the consummate partner to her husband, being part of the U.S. Border Patrol family. Stationed in Brownsville, Texas, then spending a majority of time in Richford, she took charge of the Corner Store on Troy Street, then moving to “the Farm.” Always working within the home, holding us together, her accomplishments were many with her skills as a seamstress, she clothed us with love. Always humble, she wouldn’t recognize her talents as an artist of hooked rugs in the tradition of Pearl McGown. Her completed rugs waken the senses to color and finesse. Retiring to DeLand, Fla., in 1979, Dot and Dan started a lunch truck business that grew to serve mid-Florida construction in the 80s. Becoming involved with Friends of Deleon Springs, a volunteer organization, they enjoyed the Glenwood area where they lived.
Near to her heart, her family and extended families, to whom she gave all her unconditional love: daughters Sharon Bresnahan Larose, her husband, Robert A. Larose of Enosburg Falls, Cheryl Bresnahan Thorp, her husband, John H. Thorp of Pumpkintown, S.C.; granddaughter, Kristen A. Weiss and husband, Ron,of DeLand, Fla., Grandson Ryan H. Larose of Enosburg and his companion, Octavia Feltner of DeLand, Fla.; great-grandchildren Victoria M. Allie and Taylor Allie of DeLand, Fla., and Rhett Larose of the same; great great grandchild, Remington Daniel Barker, son of Victoria and Daniel Barker. To add greater joy to her life was granddaughter, Britney Weiss and her children Cayden and Briella, all family of the huge heart of Mom. It would be amiss not to mention her everlasting guardian, Chloe, the wonderdog, who became her ears and sensitive of her needs, always at her side, who will mourn as we do. Love is never wasted. Our family is grateful for all the friends our mother touched with her life, especially Lois Hasker, who has been her dearest one for so many years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 222 Missisquoi St., Enosburg Falls, VT with Rev. Roger Charbonneau celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Fla., following a memorial Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Deland.
In lieu of flowers, if one should choose to give remembrances: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 304, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0304, whom she supported since she was 15; The Lake Carmi Campers Association, P.O. Box 1, Franklin, VT 05457 to whom we give thanks for their members and neighbors; and always needful, the Enosburgh Ambulance Service, 83 Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.
Private messages of condolence may be sent to Doris’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.