Dori  Wine

Obituary of Dori A Wine

Dori A. Wine, nee Folsom (October 30, 1936 – March 17, 2020) Dori passed away peacefully in her home with loving care from her husband and children, made possible by the support and compassion from Tidewell Hospice. Loving Wife, Mom, and Grami – Dori loved her family. She and her husband, Bruce, nurtured a wonderfully blended family during their 38 years of marriage. She is survived by her husband Bruce, three children: Sue Brodarick (Carl) of Chicago IL, Peter Zwagerman (Mary) of Albany NY, Richard Zwagerman (Jennifer) of Chicago IL; four step-children: Cindy Hennessy (Bernie) of Naperville IL, Mark Wine of Ann Arbor MI, Chris Wine (Jodi) of Oak Park IL, and Todd Wine (Elaine) of Seattle WA, and brothers Richard and David (Alana) Folsom. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were many: Kaitlyn Zwagerman Tyler (Ken), Maisey and Oliver; Peter Zwagerman Jr; Luke and Elsa Brodarick; Zane Zwagerman; Eric Nagel (Halle); Anna Krause (John), Tyce, Braxton, Shiloh, Landry, and Kipton; Ross Wine (Mackenzie) and Iris; Grace Wine, Jackie Wine, Jonathon Wine, Lila Wine, and David Wine. She was pre-deceased by her oldest grandchild, Sgt. Jack Hennessy, and her parents, Willard and Martha Folsom of Boston, MA. This large and growing family will remain her most treasured legacy. Lifelong Friendships – Dori had many, many lifelong friends that spanned the country and generations. She sincerely cared and took a keen and supporting interest in those who were fortunate to befriend her, both young and old, providing encouragement in whatever form needed. She showed up again and again. Portrait Artist, teacher – Dori was a lifelong and accomplished, though humble artist. She ran Dori Designs, an interior design business in the Chicago area. She worked in oil paints, watercolor, and pastel, eventually focusing on pastel portrait art. She found a special calling in creating portraits of deceased loved ones for their grieving families. No doubt she provided lasting comfort to so many families including our own. She took joy in imparting her talents to other nascent artists, both young and adults, reminding us to “draw what you see, not what you know”. Stephen Minister, volunteer – Dori was a Christian and an active member of many congregations throughout her life. In her later years, she attended Burnt Store Presbyterian Church where she was a Stephen Minister. She regularly volunteered to feed the homeless and was a Hospice volunteer. Optimistic – Dori was an optimist’s optimist. She modeled how to look forward and expect a better future. Adventurous – Dori had an adventurous and can-do energy about her. She told her children they could do anything and gave them the freedom to do so. Upon their retirement, Dori and Bruce moved aboard a 42’ powerboat, the Wild Rose, and had 5 years of travel adventures together, often sharing these with family and friends. They traveled the country by RV. They traveled abroad together visiting most corners of the globe. Always saw the best in people – Dori had a generous spirit and saw people on their highest ground, often seeing the good in them that they did not. She fostered self-confidence in others. Born in Quincy, MA on October 30, 1936. Graduated from Wheaton College in 1958. Resided in Wheaton, IL from 1960-1995. Summered in Wild Rose, WI from 1982-2014. Lived aboard the Wild Rose 1995-2001. Resident of Punta Gorda, FL 2001 until her death. Although she will be dearly missed in this world, we know she is in God’s loving hands and that her special touch will continue to expand outward like a ripple on a pond. Her family will hold a memorial service in her honor at a future time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda FL 33955. (