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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Dorris Virginia Atwell, 79, Andover, NY

Dorris Virginia Atwell, 79, passed away peacefully Wednesday (Nov. 27, 2013) at home.

Mrs. Atwell was born on June 2, 1934 in Troupsburg to Alfred and Edith (Rude) Burdick. She was a 1952 graduate of Troupsburg Central School. On Aug. 1, 1952, in Andover, she married John Clifford Atwell, who predeceased her on Jan. 7, 2013.

Though Dorris contracted polio in 1952, she was very proud of her ability to tend to the needs of her husband and three children. She was a wonderful, loving lifelong homemaker.

Dorris is survived by two daughters, Victoria L. Atwell of Lakewood, Colo. and Ruth A. “Cookie” Edwards of Andover; one son, John Henry Atwell of Andover; two brothers, Clayton Burdick and Donald Burdick; three sisters, Cathleen Thompson, Ida Storms and Sharon Cornish; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband of 60 years, she was predeceased by three brothers, Alfred Burdick, Jr., Milton Burdick and Elwin Burdick; and one sister, Arlene Abbott.

Dorris was very fond of craft making. She made the best pies in the world. She enjoyed her time with her family and cherished the moments spent with them.

There will be no prior visitation. There will be a private memorial service to be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

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