BRUNSWICK — Dorothy Arlene Schott, 95, formerly of Topsham, passed away peacefully on Jan. 9, 2016, at Horizons Living and Rehab facility in Brunswick surrounded by family.

She was born in Lewiston on Aug. 6, 1920, to Ruby Berry Bragdon. Dorothy attended schools in Lewiston and Sabattus.

She worked at various jobs throughout her life with the first being a nanny to William Schott who she eventually married on April 9, 1938. They had four children, Charles, Frederick, Betty and Robert Schott.

She worked as a house cleaner, server at Bates College Soda Shop, Jay Brush of Brunswick, and Bowdoin College in a fraternity house as a cook and cleaner. Her last two jobs were as a caregiver to two elderly women.

She belonged to the Grace Lutheran Church in Lewiston for many years. She was a member of the Lewiston/Auburn Fish and Game Association and while living in Newburg, was a member of the Eastern Stars.

She took joy in spending time with family, gardening, traveling, and most of all enjoyed her summers spent at her daughter and son-in-law’s camp.

Dorothy is survived by her four children: Charles Schott and wife Ruth of Portland, Fred Schott and wife Lilia of Brownsville, Texas, Betty Pelletier of Bowdoinham and Robert Schott and wife Lynne of Norway. She was Nana to nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Her grandchildren include Stephen, Timothy and Carol Schott, Susan Schott Spicer, Christine Pelletier Mecham, Marie Pelletier Bouchard, William, Robert and Benjamin Schott. Her great-grandchildren include Kelsey, Matthew and Erin Schott, Ryan and Sarah Spicer, Hannah and Lily Mecham, Sydney and Hope Bouchard, Daniel Olds and Amelia Schott. She became a great-great grandmother on Jan. 2, 2016, to Isabella.

“Nana” meant love, caring, sharing, helping and family to all!

She also leaves two brothers Henry Hahnel and Fred Hahnel Jr. and his three daughters Margaret Stevens, Nancy and Jane Hahnel.

Dorothy was predeceased by her mother, her two sisters Theo Perkins and Lillian Thurlow, a brother Edward Hahnel, a beloved son-in-law Leonard Pelletier and a step daughter Irene Hahnel.

A memorial viewing will be held at 11 a.m. followed by a service at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or the Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick to honor her love for children and animals.