SACO — Doris C. Safford, known all her life as Dody, died on Aug. 23, 2015, in Scarborough after a brave fight against heart disease. She was 93 and a resident of the Inn at Atlantic Heights, Saco.

Dody was born on June 15, 1922, in Rochester, New York, to Donald A. Campbell and Edith van Santvoord Campbell. She lived in several towns, including Buffalo, New York, Bennington, Vermont, and Toronto, Canada, and attended schools in both the United States and Canada.

She began her college education at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, and served as a WAVE in the medical corps during World War II. After the war, she attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. In August 1947, Dody married Theodore R. Safford of Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Dody had several careers, among others as a copywriter for radio, a teacher’s aide and an antique dealer. After retirement, she stayed active as a painter and a volunteer at local animal shelters.

She is preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by: her brother, Duncan A. Campbell of Bennington, Vermont; her daughter, Leslie A. Safford of Waltham, Massachusetts; her son, Charles D. Safford and her daughter-in-law Amy Schimler Safford of Roswell, Georgia; her grandson, Zachary Schimler Safford of New York, New York; and numerous nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews, and cousins. The family will hold a private ceremony.

Arrangements are with Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service – Buxton. Online condolence messages can be submitted at the funeral home’s website,

Dody’s final wishes were for donations, in lieu of flowers, to be made in her memory to the place where she spent her last, peaceful hours: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074.