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Doris C Southerton

Dec 22, 2020

Doris C. Southerton, 100, of Sanibel, Florida passed away peacefully on Dec. 12, 2020.

Doris was born and raised in New Jersey, where she married Charles (Chick) Southerton in 1941.  They moved to Germany in 1947 to aid in reconstruction after WWII.  While living abroad, Doris & Chick explored much of Europe before returning to New Jersey in 1951 to raise their family.  Chick began working for Ocean Spray in 1964, bringing them to Massachusetts before they ultimately retired to Sanibel in 1981.  Doris was blessed with her health.  She was the loving matriarch of her family for many years and a committed hospital volunteer throughout her life.  Over the years, Doris could be found shelling the beaches with her extended family and beloved dogs (Heidi, Murphy & Willy), volunteering at the Sanibel Senior Center, gathering with dear friends and enjoying the beauty of the gulf.   

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Southerton.  Surviving are her daughter Patricia Woliner (husband Alan) of Brick, NJ, her son Bruce (wife Mary Beth) of Duxbury, MA, six grandchildren (Debi, Daniel, David, James, Kathryn and Julia), twelve great-grandchildren, her cherished sister Rosemary, a loving extended family and an extraordinary group of friends, neighbors & caregivers on Sanibel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Doris to Beacon Hospice in Plymouth, Massachusetts or the CROW Clinic in Sanibel (www.crowclinic.org).