Doris E. Meredith, 99

Doris E. Meredith, 99

Doris E. (Goodridge) Meredith, 99, of Groveland and former longtime resident of Marblehead, died Tuesday morning, May 21, at Avita of Newburyport.

She was born in Lynn, November 16, 1919, daughter of the late George B. and Florence (Youland) Goodridge.

Educated in the Lynn school system, Mrs. Meredith graduated from Lynn English high School, class of 1937, and earned her Secretarial Degree from the former Hawthorne Institute, Salem.

She retired from Clifton Lutheran Church, Marblehead, where she was the secretary for over 40 years. Prior to this she was employed as a secretary for David H. Smith and at General electric, Lynn.

Prior to residing at Nicholls Village, Groveland, for 12 years, Mrs. Meredith lived in Marblehead for 56 years.

A longtime member of the Women’s Guild at Clifton Lutheran Church, she was also a member of the League of Women Voters, volunteered at the Marblehead Female Humane Society as well as Marblehead voting stations.

She was the wife of the late Leonard Meredith who died in 2006 and her survivors include a daughter, Christine deVaul and her husband Roy of Groveland, a son, Steven A. Meredith and three grandchildren, Tyler Meredith, Craig deVaul and Kira deVaul.

Service information: Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford. To share a memory or for more information please visit

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