Dorothy E. Lorden

Dorothy E. "Darby" Lorden, 90, resident of Epsom, NH died October 26, 2016 at Epsom Healthcare Center, Epsom, NH.

She was born in Milford, NH on January 24, 1926, a daughter of Dennis and Mildred (Schempe) Lorden.

Dorothy was raised and educated in Milford and graduated from Milford High School class of 1944. She lived in Washington, D.C., where she started her own secretarial business and later returned to NH and made her home in the Epsom, NH, area for more than 50 years.

Dorothy enjoyed knitting, reading and most especially loved her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by her sisters and brothers, Kathleen Halberg, Marion Lorden, Kenneth Lorden, Francis Lorden, and more recently her brother Frederick Lorden.

Family members include many, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 10:00am in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford, NH. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to