Doreen E. (Ethier) Cormier, age 64, a longtime resident of Dracut, passed away at Steward Holy Family Hospital on Sunday, March 12, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Webster on July 3, 1958, and was the daughter of Joanne Charlotte (Maguire) Delano and the late Ronald Noe Ethier.
Doreen attended Wilmington High School and graduated from North Reading High School. She later enrolled in The Art Institute of Boston, earning a Fine Art certificate. She was passionate about art and created beautiful etchings and stained-glass pieces, which were displayed in her home or gifted to loved ones. She applied her talent as a graphic designer with several philanthropic organizations, including annual event programs for the House of Hope. Doreen loved the outdoors, enjoyed skiing and spending time at the beach, the mountains, and the lakes of New Hampshire. The annual trip to Lake Winnipesaukee was a favorite where she would spend time at the Meredith Yacht Club with family and friends. She adored traveling, especially to the Caribbean. An animal lover, Doreen had a special fondness for horses and dogs, especially her dog Sparkie.
In addition to her loving mother, Doreen is survived by her children, Jamie J. Cormier and her long-time partner Anna Walther of Newport, RI, and Devon D. Cormier and her long-time partner Michael Ruiz of Dracut; her sister, Denise Dolan and her husband Thomas of Dracut; her long-time friend, Doug McMillan; her former mother-in-law, Claire Cormier; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she is predeceased by her former father-in-law, Gerald Cormier.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 17th from 4pm to 7pm at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., DRACUT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10am at St. Francis, 115 Wheeler Rd, DRACUT. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, HAVERHILL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doreen’s memory to the MSA Coalition at support.multiplesystematrophy.org/doreen or to the Parkinson’s Foundation at parkinson.org.