Doris Mary (Phelps) Congram

Born: Tue., Apr. 11, 1933
Died: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018


Visitation

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Location: Silas F. Richardson & Son, Inc.


Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Location: Our Lady of the Lake Church


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LEOMINSTER---Doris Mary (Phelps) Congram, 84 of Leominster, died peacefully on January 1, 2018 at Horizons Living and Rehab Center in Brunswick, Maine with her family by her side. She was born April 11, 1933 in Fitchburg, MA, daughter of the late Harold and Florence (Boland) Phelps. Doris was a graduate of St. Bernard’s High School in Fitchburg, and a graduate of Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner. Doris was a social worker by profession, employed by the Herbert Lipton Community Center in Leominster for many years. She volunteered many hours in her role as facilitator of the Parents Anonymous Program for 28 years, assisting countless parents and families. Before that, Doris worked for Family Chiropractic, Planned Parenthood, and the Senior Center in Fitchburg. Throughout all her years, Doris was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Doris was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Herbert Francis Congram, Sr. in 2008, and by her infant son, Michael in 1967. She is survived by her six children: Herb Jr. and his wife Zsuzsa Congram of Fitzgerald, Georgia, Stephen and his partner Kathy Powers of Worcester, MA, Ann and her husband Tony D’Alessio of Brunswick, ME, Eileen Manglass of Brunswick, ME, John and his wife Gloria Congram of Leominster, MA, Maureen and her husband Kenny Therrien of Fitchburg, MA. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Doris was an active member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Leominster, MA; helping out with the Annual Bazaar, the Holiday Fair, and singing in the choir. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren, attending sporting events, plays and concerts over the years. She was a talented thespian in high school, which is how she met the love of her life, our father. She enjoyed camping and the outdoors, loved to knit and crochet, and loved to travel.

Doris’ family would like to thank the staff at Horizons Living and Rehab Center in Brunswick, Maine, especially the nurses and aids who so lovingly cared for her.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 13th at 11 am in Our Lady of the Lake Church, 1400 Main Street, Leominster. Burial will be at a later date. Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 12th from 5-7 pm in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster.

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Debra Bernier
   Posted Fri January 05, 2018
Though We never met dear lady, I know your daughter well. Her heart is as warm and loving as the one that heaven just welcomed. Thou you left a void when you left it will not be one of grief, for you left love, warmth, laughter behind. You taught your family well, walk with the universe Doris you will not alone for many warm souls will welcome you home.

Wanda Kimball
   Posted Sat January 06, 2018
My deepest condolences to the entire family. Your mother was a very special lady. She always brought a smile to everyone's face and usually had you laughing at something. May she rest in peace.

Nina Rubino Phalen
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
Dearest Stephen, Kate and family.
So very sorry for the loss of such a giving and active member of her community. Stephen, I didn’t realize you had such a large family. It seem we share the same size family, which included Michael. 4 boys and 3 girls. And I’m the number 2 child. Kate, I know how much you care for her.
Even though I never met her, I know she was loved and cherished. Stay close as a family.
God bless. Hope to see you in the spring some time.
Love 💕

Chip Kimball and the Kimball Family
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Your Mom will be truly missed by the whole Neighborhood as she was like a mother to us all!
She was always there to support us in any way and was a very very special lady! We all have many fond memories of your Mom and her maker is the lucky one to have her with him now! May she be at peace, and we will all know she will be looking down on us with her special smile that we will never forget!

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