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Dora M. (Saulnier) Woodburn, 82, formerly of Caroline Avenue, and wife of the late Roland W. Woodburn, died Thursday, April 6, 2017 in the Brigham Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center, Newburyport following her brief illness.
Born in Newburyport January 21, 1935, she was one of the two children of the late Louis and Margaret (Player) Saulnier. Dora was raised in Ipswich and was a graduate of public schools. Upon graduation she went to work for the Ipswich School Dept. as a kitchen aide later becoming the baker and kitchen manager. Following these 18 years of employment she went to work in the kitchen at Beverly Hospital from which she retired after more than 10 years of service.
Dora was married in 1961 and made her home and raised her family from her former Linebrook Road address. In addition to family and her many friends she enjoyed her time doing crossword puzzles. She was a longtime communicant of the St. Joseph Parish and was a member of the former Ipswich V.F.W. #1093 Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by a son, Louis Scott Woodburn and his wife Beth of Ipswich; two daughters, Cynthia Jacobs and her husband Nelson of Florida, Jean Dean and her husband Lester of S.D.; five grandchildren, Dawn McGrath of Plymouth, Nate Cousins of Ipswich, Rebecca McDonald of New Hampshire, Elizabeth and Mary Pappas both of SD; four great-grandchildren and a brother, Edward Saulnier of Maine.
Her funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 10 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich followed by interment in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Brigham Manor Activities Fund, 77 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. For directions or to leave a condolence please visit www.whitier-porter.com.
Published on  April 8, 2017
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