PARISH OF THE NEW ENGLAND DIOCESE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA
Dorothy and Konstantine (Charlie) Kasaras
On Monday, November 12, with her family at her side, Dorothy M. Kasaras passed away.
She was thought by all to be a strong, independent, and determined woman, even throughout her illness and was able to remain at home where she had lived for 67 years. Dot loved her family and was especially proud of her many grandchildren. Her home was a gathering place for many family dinners, cook-outs, and celebrations. She was a wonderful cook, especially loved baking and trying new recipes. Her grandchildren say she was the “quintessential” grandmother. Those who knew Dorothy would say you could not help but love her.
She was born on May 7, 1926, in Brattleboro, VT, the daughter of Harold and Cassie Mills. The family moved to Claremont shortly after where Dorothy remained. She attended Stevens High School, a member of the class of 1944. Dorothy went to work as a young woman at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Windsor, VT and retired from there after 31 years of service. She married Charles “Charlie” Kasaras while he was serving in the US Army in WW2. Together they raised five children. Dot and Charlie were active members of the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church. After Charlie’s passing in 1991, the church and the many friends she had there held a special place in her life.
In addition to her husband, Charlie, Dorothy was predeceased by her daughter, Katherine Shull in July 2018 and son-in-law, Ron Brown. She was also predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Roland Mills, Richard Mills, Louis Mills, Madeline Verrill, and Shirley Baccarella, and dear sister-in-law, Dorene Mills. Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Beverly Kasaras of Flagstaff, AZ, Judy Brown of Claremont, Christine Malhoit (E. Wayne) of Claremont, her son, Charles Kasaras Jr (Joan) of Claremont and son-in-law, Dorien Shull of Newport. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren, Matthew Dings (Deb), Michael Dings (Kathryn), Karlyce Rogers, Aaron Gill, Adam Gill (Naomi), Andrew Gill, Eric Gill (Carrie), Tyler Shull, Benjamin Shull, Kelly Provost (Justin) and Katie Bly (Andrew). Dorothy was blessed with 14 great grandchildren with a 15th to be born in December, and 4 great-great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all of us and we will be forever thankful for all of the memories we have to hold dear.
We as a family wish to thank Terry, who provided such loving companionship and comfort to our mother during her illness. We are grateful. We also thank the Lake Sunapee VNA and Hospice for their wonderful care, family support, and such dedication to service.
Calling hours were held on Friday, Nov.16 from 5 pm to 7pm at Stringer Funeral Home on Broad Street in Claremont. Funeral services were held on Saturday at 11:00am at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church on Sullivan Street in Claremont with Rev. Andrew Tregubov, officiating. Burial followed at Mt. View Cemetery in Claremont.