Dorette Weston (nee Harris) of Ipswich, died on Thursday, April 5,
2012. She was ninety-three years old. Mrs. Weston was raised in
Fanwood, New Jersey, the second of four children born to Olive
(Williams) Harris and Reginald Harris. She was married to the
beloved Thomas Weston from 1967 until his death in 1975. In 1993
Mrs. Weston moved from North Plainfield, NJ to Ipswich, where she
resided with her sister Jacquelyn B. Harris.
living in New Jersey and Ipswich, Mrs. Weston was active in the
First Church of Christ Scientist, at times volunteering in the
church’s Reading Room and nursery, as well as performing bookkeeping
services in recent years. She was also a talented artist. Mrs.
Weston has produced over 350 watercolors depicting old houses and
barns, seascapes, landscapes, and portraits of her pet cats.
graduating from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, Dorette studied
interior design and fine arts. In 1961 she and Thomas Weston became
co-owners of Dorette’s Interiors, a successful interior decorating
business located in New Jersey.
Dorette was an independent spirit with a positive outlook and a
non-judgmental nature. She will be greatly missed by her family, her
fellow-church members, neighbors, her friends at PACE, and the staff
at Essex Park Nursing Center, Beverly, where she received care in
the last weeks of her life.
Dorette leaves her beloved sister Jacquelyn and seven nephews and
nieces and their spouses, Kenelmn Harris, Jr. and Debra Glabeau of
Salem; Paige and Joe DeSantis of Newburyport; Stephen Harris of
Ipswich; Jody and Peter Anderholm of Newbury; Richard and Martha
Harris of Maryland; David and Amy Harris of Delaware; and Carolyn
Harris of Delaware. She also leaves her sister-in-law Gwendolyn
Harris of Maryland, as well as twelve great-nephews and
great-nieces, and two great-great nephews. In addition to her late
husband Tom, Dorette was pre-deceased by her brother Kenelmn Harris,
Sr. and his wife Mildred Harris of Ipswich; and by her brother
Monroe Harris of Maryland.
memorial service will be held at the Highland Cemetery in Ipswich at
a future date. Arrangements by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of