TOPSHAM — Inez York Dobransky of Bailey Island and Topsham passed away February 21 2017. She was born on April 17, 1922 on Bailey Island, the daughter of Arthur E. and Gladys Johnson York. Inez attended Bailey Island School, Brunswick High and North Yarmouth Academy. After graduation, she began employment with Commander Kernan of Bath Iron Works and Dean Kendrick of Bowdoin College. She was also a paper tester at Pejepscot Paper Company.

On Valentine’s Day 1942, Inez married Joseph Dobransky at St. Andrews Church in Pejepscot. They remained married for 66 years, until Joe’s passing in 2008. Inez and Joe had two children, and the family lived on Bailey Island where she was a stay at home Mum. After her children were older, Inez managed the “Cove Café” located on the Steamboat Wharf on Bailey Island. Inez was also a long-time seamstress at the Brunswick Dress Company.

Inez was a member of “The Church of the Precious Blood,” “Bailey Island Library Association” and the “Mingo Club”.

In 1970, Inez and Joe opened an antique shop called “The Carriage Barn1838.” The shop was located in the couple’s own barn adjacent to their Bailey Island home and remained in operation for 27 years. Throughout her life, Inez spent countless hours tending to her many beautiful gardens surrounding the home. She and Joe also traveled extensively and enjoyed their winters in Ocala, FL.

For many years, they gathered the family at their home in Topsham for Christmas celebrations. After Joe’s passing, Inez continued that tradition right up through the 2016 holiday.

Inez was predeceased by her parents and husband, Joe. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Darling, of Cape Elizabeth, and her son, Steve Wright, and Norman Dobransky and his wife, Janet of Cundy’s Harbor and their children, Kimberly Dobransky Chu, Norman Dobransky and Jennifer Dobransky. Inez has four great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Zachary, Emma and Millar. Inez was dearly loved by her family and she will always be remembered for her clever wit and delightful stories about the “old times.”

At Inez’s request, there will be no funeral. In the summer, there will be a grave side service at the Bailey Island Cemetery, the date will be announced later. Arrangements for Inez Dobransky are being handled by Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick. Condolences and memories may be shared at Friends and family who care to make a contribution in memory of Inez, are asked to please donate to Willing Helpers, Cemetery Fund c/o Inez Dudley, PO Box 233, Bailey Island, Maine 04003.