Dorothy T (Tutein) ChristiansenMay 4, 1930 ~ November 4, 2016 (age 86)
Dorothy Tutein “Dot” Christiansen, wife of Arnold (Arnie) Christiansen, entered her Eternal Home on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Genesis Healthcare Mineral Springs, North Conway, NH.
Although a resident of Tamworth for 37 years, she recently spent a happy and active year and a half at Evergreen Place (The New Hampshire Masonic Home in Manchester) where she received outstanding loving care.
She was born on May 4th, 1930, the daughter of Winifred (Bruce) and Herbert Tutein.
She lived in Saugus MA until her marriage in 1954, then moved to Lynn. She was a graduate of Saugus High School where she was involved in many activities and played in the band. After attending Malden Business School she was employed as a secretary in Boston and in Lynn.
She was a Past President of the Junior Riverside Club in Saugus and a Past Worthy Advisor of Saugus Assembly, Order of Rainbow for Girls.
Moving to Goffstown, NH in 1960, she was office manager and “gofer” for her husband’s automotive service station businesses. She was a Past President of the Goffstown Mothers Club, Past President of the Goffstown High School Band Boosters Association, and Past President of and high scorer on the Goffstown Women’s Bowling League. She also owned and operated the Silver Bell Cone Craft Shop.
After moving north, she was the office manager for Melvin Village Marina for many years then was employed by Ward’s Boat Shop in Center Ossipee.
Always an active person, she shared an interest with her family in antique automobile activities. She was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and was very enthusiastically involved in the H.H. Franklin Club, holding the demanding but rewarding position as Registrar for the “Franklin Trek”, the club’s annual national meet, for 27 years. She was also “Trek” co-chairman for two years. She and Arnie were well-known dealers of antique automobile related collectibles and memorabilia for about 45 years.
Dot was also highly supportive of Arnie in his Masonic activities.
She was a great “listener”, offering words of comfort and sympathy to many who approached her with their problems.
She is survived by “Arnie”, of Tamworth, NH, her husband of 62 years; daughter Susan Roberts, her husband David and son “Max” of Wakefield MA; her brother Bruce Tutein and his wife Joanne of New Durham, NH; nieces Paula Tutein, Marcia Tyler, Linda Smith, and nephew Alan Tutein.
Calling hours and service will be held at Lord’s Funeral Home; 50 Moultonville Road; Center Ossipee NH on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 1-3pm. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 at the funeral home. Burial will be at the New Hampshire Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscawen, Monday, November 14, 2016 at 11:30am.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Dot’s memory to: Evergreen Place; 813 Beech St.; Manchester, NH 03104 or to The H.H. Franklin Club, Inc.; 50 Barrington St; Rochester, NY 14607-2204.