Dorothy May Daoust
  • 84 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 30, 1930
  • Place of birth:
    Pittsfield MA, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 28, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Lenox, Massachusetts, United States
"In Memory and in celebration of someone who made this world brighter and a better place... So sorry for your loss- your mother was a special person in my life, Cindy. I remember her as the first "grown up" to treat me like an equal, another "grown up".

This memorial website was created in memory of Mimi, 84, born on April 30, 1930 and passed away on December 28, 2014. We will remember our Mimi forever.

Let the memory of Mimi be alive with us forever in the eyes of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

1930 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Mrs. Dorothy May Daoust, 84, of 99 Second St., went home to become an angel with our Lord on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.

Born in Pittsfield on April 30, 1930, the daughter of Laura L. and Francis Thoubboron, she was a 1948 graduate of Pittsfield High School. Mrs. Daoust and her late husband, Ronnie operated the Onota Boat Livery on Pecks Rd. until 1959 and made their home there with their children and Paul Daoust in the small cottage across from "The Boat House".

Dorothy and Ronnie enjoyed taking many trips to Canada and also vacationing in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Retiring from Rufo Auto Body as Bookkeeper in 1998, Dorothy was also previously employed by New England Telephone Company; The Textile Store; Kay's and Besse Clark.

Dorothy welcomed her children's friends and neighbors into her home with an open door policy. It became a sanctuary for many adolescents in need of a loving, supportive adult who would not judge them.

An avid cake decorator, she was known to travel with cakes to her niece's and nephew's weddings in New Hampshire.

Dorothy was the second oldest resident in Central Annex.

She took pleasure in cooking for her dear friend Al and loved clipping recipes from the local newspaper and doing crossword puzzles. Dorothy and Al enjoyed visiting the many churches and shrines in Canada as well as visiting his family there. They enjoyed playing cards, dining out, going for car rides and in earlier years walking the mall.

Mrs. Daoust was predeceased by her husband, Ronald J. Daoust, whom she married on Jan. 11, 1950. He died in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 10, 1968. She is survived by two sons, Norman Daoust of Cambridge, Donald Daoust and his wife, Joanne, a daughter, Cynthia Thomson and her husband, Kevin all of Pittsfield; four grandchildren, Carrie Thomson, Ronald Daoust, Melissa Manns and Kevin Thomson II; seven great grandchildren, a brother, Frank Thoubboron and his wife, Annette; sisters-in-laws, Bernice Roy, Elaine Soldato and her husband, Pete and Eileen Thoubboron. Dorothy is also survived by her very special brother-in-law, Paul Daoust, whom she and Ronnie raised as a child and his wife, Gaye. She is also survived by her longtime friend and companion Jean "Al" Desjardins, whose love and support had gotten her through many tough times. Mrs. Daoust was predeceased by her baby daughter, Sherilee, sisters, Margaret Countryman and Laura M. Thoubboron and sister-in-law Kathleen Daoust.

She touched the lives of everyone she met with her smile and generosity and was able to maintain her sense of humor and positivity until the time of her passing.

"Please don't cry because our mom is gone, but rejoice that you were able to be part of her life".

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Daoust will be Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at 8 a.m. from the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield MA with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, celebrated by the Msgr. Michael A. Shershanovich, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Eulogy for Mimi was given by Norman Daoust (son), readings by Donald Daoust (son) and Cheri Daoust Ferber (neice). Offerings were given by Connor Monet (great grandson) and Ron Daoust (grandson).
Amazing Grace sung by Kaitlyn Thomson (great grandaughter) accompanied by Norman Daoust on guitar.

Paulbearers were Kevin J. Thomson and Ron Daoust (grandsons), Carrie Thomson (grandaughter), and Chet Hover (a dear friend of our mom and dad's).

We would like to thank our dear friends Bob and Rob Dwyer, David Yon (our cousin) and Roger for the beautiful service. The DVD in memory of Mimi will be treasured forever.

Monsignor Mike there is no one like you. You came right out when Carrie called you. Thank you for giving mom the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

"Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit.

May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up."                                                

The Daoust and Thomson families   
   
   
 

 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 23rd January 2016

"Mimi I am who I am. There is no doubt because you loved everyone unconditionally that you changed so many lives. I am believe that I am who I am because of your love and guidance. "Because You Loved Me"


For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

I'm everything I am
Because you loved me"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 25th December 2015

"Our first Christmas without you. It is so hard especially tonight as I cant sleep. I miss you so much. You had such strength right up until the end. I wish I had 1/2 of the strength right now. I bet daddy had the angels make you up a pretty dress for today. How he love buying you those frilly dresses."

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 11th December 2015

"I am having a real hard time this month. I can really feel your presence in my heart. It is real heavy right now as I am missing you so much. This page helps me to remember our last weeks and days together. They were so special to me to be able to help you go from this world to our Lord's world. I know it was time but it did not make it any easier."

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 15th June 2015

"Oh Mimi, you would have been so proud. Your oldest great-grandson Gary graduated high school on Sunday. He just beamed with joy at the party that was given in his honor (Saturday). Dale, one of his teacher's that you met and also Moe a teacher aid came to the party. How wonderful that they thought so much of him to attend."

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 29th April 2015

"This has been a very hard week. I usually would have been planning your Birthday party but not this year. Tomorrow Al and I will go out to eat somewhere and share our memories of you. I will get some balloons so that you can Daddy can see them up there. Al and I will stop and get some flowers too. Happy Birthday a day early"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 19th March 2015

"Missing you so much today. I need your to send your strength to me to get through this hard day. Today I spoke to Al and he is doing good. It hurts me to know he is all alone now. He loved you so much."

This tribute was added by Mysi Manns on 18th February 2015

"Mimi, I will miss your loving soul, your smile and everything that made you who you were. You always had a gentle touch and wise words. You prayed for the best for everyone. Love you always."

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"On behalf of Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Dorothy...

Thank you to:

Jerome and Mary Ginley

Paul Joseph and Kathleen A Murphy

Jay and Kimberly Bortolussi

Robert I. Maynard Jr."

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"December 31, 2014

Rest in peace Mimi
prayers for Kev, Cindy, Carrie, Kev II and entire family.
~  Sandra Thomson, Pittsfield, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"December 31, 2014

For the new angel above
~  Charlene Blanton, Shelby, North Carolina"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"December 31, 2014

My love and prayers with family.
~  Justine Summers, Shelby, North Carolina"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"December 31, 2014

Cindy, Norm & Donnie
Very sorry for your loss.
~  Jack Grady, Arizona"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"December 31, 2014

Dear Cindy, Carrie and Family,
I was very sorry to learn of Dorothy's passing. She was quite a lady and a bright spot in Besse's office. I am sure she will be missed by you all.
~  Gregg Voci, Apopka, Florida"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"December 31, 2014
Cindy, thinking of you and your family, sending prayers your way.
~  Leanna Bailey, Stephentown, New York"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"January 01, 2015

Cindy and Kevin,
Our sympathy goes out to you and your family. She is now resting with God.
~  Marilynn & Larry Gallup, Stephentown, New York"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"January 02, 2015

Heartfelt sympathy to you Mysi and your family...
~  Mary Manghue"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"January 02, 2015

Dear Cindy and family-
So sorry to hear that you lost your mom. By the sounds of it, she was a wonderful woman. May her memories bring you all comfort during this difficult time.
~  Kristen Wampler, Pittsfield, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"January 04, 2015

Cindy and family so sorry for you loss, she was a very special lady and will be missed by many.
~  Jody Tooley, Lee"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"My thoughts and prayers are with you...

Jim and Rose Marie Mahon"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"May it comfort you to know that we were so very sorry to hear of your loss...

Bob and Rory Maynard"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"May you find comfort in loving memories, strength in the support of those who care and hope in each new day...

Please know that we are thinking of you.

Love from,
Rob and Kathy Walsh"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"Sometimes there are no words for the feelings in the heart...

Prayers,
Love Rita and Paul Sullivan"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"Remembering Your Mom...

Her laugh, her smile, her voice, her style.
Her strength, her poise, her gifts, her joys
Her words, her grace, her eyes, her face...

So sorry for your loss,
Kathy Reilly"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"We are thinking of you and your entire family on the passing of your mother. I know Mimi is smiling down on your from heaven and is eternally grateful to have had such a wonderful daughter. The preceding months have been difficult for you and we are praying for you. Our hearts are warmed by wonderful memories of an awesome lady. May the Lord console you during this time.

God Bless
JT and Holly Thomson"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"May God bless you and keep you at this difficult time in your journey. Please know you are in our thoughts and hearts.

Robert R.
Chaplain At Hospice"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"I am vey sorry for you loss. You obviously loved your mother very much. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family...

June Green Hospice"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Dorothy Daoust...

With sympathy.

Rev Geoffrey J Deeker
Mt. Carmel"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"When you lose someone very precious, no one else can really know all that you feel...

I'm so sorry of your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers were with you. My deepest sympathy for you and your family.

Marie Kotowitz"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"The blessings of your mother's love are yours forever...

So sorry for your loss. We all loved Aunt Dorothy and now have another Angel to watch over us.

Mike and Annette Daoust Bisson and family"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"Sending prayers of comfort and peace in this time of sorrow...

Cindy I am so sad to hear of your mom's passing. I know you cared for her a great deal. I'm glad I got to see her when she was in Mt. Carmel.

Paula Thoubboron"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"At this difficult time...

Maybe you want to talk about it, maybe you don't. Maybe you want to find everything you can to keep busy. Maybe you just want to take a nap. Maybe you want to cry. Or you just want some peace. I'm here for you no matter what you need. I am only a phone call away. I'll be there when you want me. My heart and thought are with you.

Love, Denise Wallace"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"Wishing you peace...

So sorry for your loss.

Eileen Thoubboron Shugart"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"In Memory and in celebration of someone who made this world brighter and a better place...

So sorry for your loss- your mother was a special person in my life, Cindy. I remember her as the first "grown up" to treat me like an equal, another "grown up". She made me feel recognized and significant. I'll always appreciate her smile and laughter.

John Thoubboron"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"Your mother... so much goodness in one soul...

So sorry to hear about your mother. I'm glad to know her suffering is over and she is now at peace. You are in my prayers,

Ann Thoubboron Knickerbocker"

This tribute was added by Cindy Thomson on 18th February 2015

"Mom, I miss you each and every day. I created this page for you so that I will never ever forget the love and support from so many people who thought so much of you."


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