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Clarence N. Dorman

Clarence N. Dorman, 85, of Forest Avenue, Essex, husband of the late Marion L (Crombie) Dorman, died Friday, February 12, 2016 in the Kaplan Family Hospice, Danvers following his brief illness.

Born in Essex January 24, 1931, he was son of the late Alonzo J. and Edith E. (Nickerson) Dorman.  Mr .Dorman was a lifelong Essex resident. He entered the U.S. Army in April 1952 and served as a battle medic in Korea. Following his discharge he returned to Essex to raise his family and to work for over fifty years as a self-employed carpenter. He enjoyed many years of camping in Maine with his family and friends. Mr. Dorman was a lifelong Methodist, member of the former United Methodist Church of Essex and currently the First United Methodist Church, Hamilton.

He is survived by three sons, Richard N. Dorman and his wife Marilyn of Essex, John R. Dorman and his wife Roberta of Byfield, and James W. Dorman and his wife Nancy of Gloucester; six grandchildren, Matthew, Mark, Christopher, Nathan and Marisa Dorman and Emily Baker, and  three great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Stephen P. Dorman and brother of the late Dorothy Butman, Jennie Goucher, Elizabeth Abrahamson, and Esther, Walter, Richard, Ernest and James Dorman.

His funeral service will be held Wednesday 11 am, preceeded by an hour of visitation from 10 to 11am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment with Army Honors will be in the Spring Cemetery, Essex.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Cancer Association, 30 Speen Street, Framingham. MA 01701. 


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