TOPSHAM – Dolores A. McDaniel, 83, of Topsham, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 7, 2019, at her residence with family at her side.

Dolores was born in Harpswell on June 10, 1936, a daughter of Paul J. and Jessie V. (Pinkham) Cady. She was educated in Portland Schools.

For most of her life, Dolores worked in food service for local healthcare facilities including Amenity Manor and Brunswick Regional Hospital. She had also worked at Arby’s in Topsham, the golf course at Brunswick Naval Air Station as well as its commissary.

She was a member of the Lisbon Free Baptist Church, and the American Legion Auxiliary in South Portland.

She enjoyed reading, crocheting and her puzzle books, but especially loved spending time with her family.

Besides her parents, Dolores is predeceased by her husband, George H. McDaniel who died on Nov. 20, 1970; two brothers, Clifford Cady and Steven Cady and two sisters, Margaret Linscott and Helen Hutchins.

She leaves behind two daughters, Maureen Gavett and her husband, Charles of South Portland, and Paula Carson of Topsham, two sons, Mark McDaniel and George McDaniel, both of Topsham; a brother, Alan Cady and his wife, Marlys of Dublin, Ga.; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11 at Varney Cemetery, Pine Street in Brunswick. Arrangements are in the care of the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick. Condolences can be expressed at

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to:

Maine Cancer Foundation

170 US Route #1, Suite 250

Falmouth, ME 04105