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Obit of Dorothy Viles Fogg
Posted by: Steve Rauch (ID *****5918) Date: November 11, 2004 at 05:44:55
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I cannot find any connection to my Foggs, but thoguht someone else could benefit fromthe information

CUMBERLAND FORESIDE -- Dorothy Viles Fogg, 99, of Cumberland Foreside, born May 28, 1905 in Newport, N.H., daughter of Blaine S. Viles and Ethel J. Viles. She and her deceased husband, Sanford L. Fogg, were longtime residents of Augusta and Hallowell, moving to Portland in 1979 to be near their family.

During her school years. she attended Cony High School in Augusta and Dana Hall in Wellesley, Mass. She graduated from Webber College in Florida. She started her business career at Quimby's Art Store in Augusta, which she eventually owned. Later, her business interests included part ownership of C.M. Paper Co., Portland and Concord, N.H.; as well as Manchester Paper Supply, Manchester, N.H.; Brown and White Paper Co., Bangor; and Viles Timberlands, Augusta.

She loved to tell stories of the old days, about how she and her family wrapped bandages for the Red Cross to support our troops in Europe during World War I; about going to parties in her horse-drawn sleigh; about travels in western Maine in her family's Model T when there was nothing but dirt roads; and about her family and its roots in rural Maine, and how hard the family worked to become successful.

She was a very proud lady: proud of her husband of 61 years, Sanford L. Fogg, an attorney, judge, former mayor of Augusta and a president of the Maine Bar Association; proud of her brother, the late William P. Viles, prominent Maine businessman, a champion amateur golfer, and charming person; proud of her heritage; and proud of her two sons and seven grandchildren.

Her interests went far beyond business. She was a wonderful golfer. Back in the days when women wore dresses on the golf course, she was the women's champion at the Augusta Country Club several times, where she was the oldest living member until her death. She was a member of the U.S. Women's Senior Golf Association and participated in tournaments both in the United States and Canada. She was a member of the Portland Country Club. Severe arthritis ended her golf career prematurely. She was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution; the Mayflower Society, being descended from Richard Warren, who sailed on the Mayflower; the Colonial Dames of America; and Tate House.

She is survived by her sons, Blaine V. Fogg and wife Diane Fogg, of New York City, and Sanford L. Fogg Jr., and wife Deborah J. Fogg, of Yarmouth; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held 11 a.m. today at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. The Rev. Philip Shearman will officiate. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Hallowell Cemetery in Hallowell.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland 04101.

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