SEBASTIAN, Florida — Dorothy Helen Plouffe Hazelton, 89, passed away peacefully Friday, April 24, 2020, surrounded by her family.
Born Dec. 11, 1930, in Exeter, New Hampshire, Dorothy was the fifth child of Josephine and Alexander Plouffe.
After high school, Dorothy enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where she met her husband, John Hazelton, who was also serving his country. After getting married, she was honorably discharged and began her career in civil service.
While John was on active duty, they lived in many different places, but North Carolina was always considered home. Dorothy relocated to Sebastian, Florida, three years ago to be by her family.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, John; parents; brothers, Eugene Plouffe and Edward Plouffe; and sister, Eleanor Urquhart.
She is survived by three daughters, Helen Hazelton, Sandy (Jeff) Howe and Diane (Marc) Strickland; niece, Anne Barber, who she loved like a daughter; sisters, Jeanette Irvine and Celina Stetson; and three grandchildren she dearly loved, Laura Howe, Carly Howe and Alex Strickland.
For many years, Dorothy was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, Wilmington; St. Mark’s Columbiettes; and the Red Hat Society.
She enjoyed reading and was an accomplished seamstress and crafter. She found joy in talking to others and will always be known for her infectious laugh.
Her family would like to thank the staff at Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care Community for their compassion, love and exceptional care along with the VNA Hospice.
A Mass was celebrated Tuesday, April 28, at Strunk Funeral Home, 1623 North Central Avenue, Sebastian, Florida. A graveside service with military honors will take place at Sea Lawn Memorial Park, Hampstead.
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