Obituary: Jane Millett Dornish

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WINSLOW – Jane Millett Dornish, an extraordinarily gracious, wonderful, nurturing, and supportive wife, mother, and friend to many, died peacefully at home on Oct. 25, 2022.

Jane was born in Waterville on August 28, 1933, to E.W. “Bill” and Mary (Rollins) Millett. She grew up in Waterville and spent summers at Rollinsville at China Lake with her extended family. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1951 and from Colby College in 1955.

Jane met the love of her life, Karl, at Colby and they married on a very hot day shortly after her graduation. They moved to Gorham where they raised their three daughters together, Deborah, Katherine, and Martha. In 1985, after a few years in Muskegon, Michigan, Jane and Karl moved back to Maine and lived in Winslow.

Jane and Karl had many adventures together with their family and with dear friends. They traveled extensively in the US and Europe, canoed many a river, skied a few mountains, and climbed a lot more. Jane and Karl always enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and the morning word jumble in the newspaper, and still balanced their checkbook together. They celebrated their 67th anniversary in June of this year.

Colby College played an important role throughout Jane’s life, starting from childhood when she was a “rink rat” during her father’s time as hockey coach, continuing through her own student days, then happily visiting daughter Kathy when she was a