Dorothy M Pond, 86, of Waterville, Maine, formerly of Bristol, CT passed away on February 11th, 2012 following a brief illness. She was born on Aug 4, 1925 in Terryville, CT to Vincent and Dorothy Donnelly Malley. After graduating from Terryville High School, Dot earned her RN from St Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Hartford, CT. She married Edgar W Pond of Terryville on Dec 20, 1947 and together they enjoyed raising four children. Dot was predeceased by her parents; her brother Edward Malley; and her son-in-law, Glenn Stratton. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Edgar W "Bud" Pond; brothers Thomas Malley and Michael Malley and his wife Pamela, of CT; her children, Kate Stratton of Waterville, Susan C Pond and husband Dave Probert of Dresden, E Andrew Pond and wife Barbara of Virginia, and Jennifer Pond Harder and husband David Harder of Wisconsin; special family friend Lori Fontneau of Vermont; and grandchildren Bartholomew Stratton of Dedham, Brendan Stratton of Waterville, and Katie Harder of Orono. Through the embrace of her children's blended families, Dot is also survived by grandchildren Judi Probert Pace of Freeport, Angela Rossetti-Hoare of Massachusetts, Lori Rossetti of Virginia, Shane Harder of Wisconsin, Adam Harder and wife Corinne of Colorado, Ethan and Caleb Fontneau of Vermont; and great-grandchildren Korissa Lavers of Freeport, Delia Rossetti-Hoare of Massachusetts, and Trenton Harder of Wisconsin. At Dot's request, there will be no visiting hours. Burial will follow in the spring. The family thanks the staff at Oak Grove Center as well as hospice staff for their kindness and care during Dot's final days. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oak Grove Center Activity Fund, 27 Cool St, Waterville ME 04901.