Shirley "Lee" Evelyn's Story
Shirley “Lee” Evelyn (Dodge) Landford, of Dover, N.H., died suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at home. She was born in Amesbury, Mass., on February 20, 1950 to Bill and Mary Dennis.
She married Frank W. Landford, III, on August 17, 1968, and raised two daughters in New Sharon, Maine where she lived until 2001. She and Frank moved to Dover, N.H., in 2001 where Frank plays the Bodhran in Irish Sessions, which Lee enjoyed attending. Frank and Lee were beloved volunteers at the Children's Museum in Dover for over ten years.
Lee is survived by Frank, her husband of 48 years and her two daughters: Marcy and Keith Shumway of Berwick, Maine, and Samantha and Steven Augustus of Randolph, Vt. She leaves behind two grandchildren, Theodore and Abigail Becker of Randolph, Vt., who spent school vacations and holidays with her.
She is bereaved by her brother and sisters, William and Jo Anne Dennis of Groveland, Mass., Susan and Richard Belanger of Kensington, N.H., Stephanie and Anthony Papoulias of Kensington, N.H., and Sandra Wolk of Newburyport, Mass. She leaves behind many other family members, in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and their children.
There will be a memorial Irish Session at Cara's on Sunday, January 22, from 5 to 9 p.m., and visiting hours at Purdy’s Funeral Home in Dover, N.H., on Monday, January 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be a celebration of life at Sandy Ridge cottage in Salisbury, Mass., in May.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Children’s Museum in Dover or to Autism/Asperger Network of New England.
To sign our online guestbook, please go to www.purdyfuneralservice.com.
Published on  January 21, 2017