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Dorothy A. (Noyes) Poole, 88, formerly of Atkinson, N.H. and Newburyport, Mass., died July 1, 2017, at Hunt Community in Nashua, with her devoted husband by her side.
She was born in Wakefield, Mass. to Mildred (Woodward) and Hollis Noyes.
Raised in Wakefield and Newburyport, she graduated from Newburyport High School in 1947. As a young woman she was a featured soprano in numerous musical presentations, and was known for her ability to sing in English, French, and German with the correct and precise pronunciations.
Dorothy was formerly employed at Hicks Bakery, Towle Silver, and Fowles News Company, as well as at several companies in the Boston area.
Married to her husband of 66 years, Wilbur James Poole, she spent several years in the employ of various divisions of the CIA and was stationed for two years intervals in Taiwan, Nigeria, Belgian Congo, Laos, Iran, Cyprus, Thailand, Australia, and the Virginia and Washington D.C. area. She was a recipient of the Indian Gurka Division Insignia for being held under fire in Katanga, Congo.
Following their retirement, Dorothy and Wilbur spent the next 35 years as resident of Atkinson, N.H., before moving to the Hunt Community of Nashua two years ago.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her loving husband, Wilbur J. Poole; a niece, Felicia Knowles; and a nephew, Richard Knowles and his wife, Ellen. She was predeceased by her sister, Lois Knowles-Evans, and a niece, Andrea Knowles.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Life Celebration to be held on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, NH. Her funeral will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with burial to follow in Thomas Parker Cemetery, Newbury, Mass. Friends who wish may make donations to Home Health and Hospice, of Merrimack, N.H.; or to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.
Published on  July 5, 2017
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