Doris McAlpine

Doris Irene McAlpine

1939 - 2021

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Age 82, of Fairgrove, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021, at The Colonnades Assisted Living.

A funeral service will be held at 5:00 pm, July 7, 2021, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Vassar. Pastor Kevin Dixson to officiate. The family will be present to receive friends from 11:00 am until the time of service at 5:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Colonnades Assisted Living. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Doris’s tribute page at


Doris was born on June 20, 1939, in Reese, to Mr. and Mrs. Emory and Myrtle Schian. After graduating, she met her soulmate, Frank McAlpine. The two dated, fell in love and were united in marriage on August 9, 1958. Their union would be blessed with two daughters. Doris loved spending time with her family and friends. Her pleasant personality was contagious to everyone she met. Doris loved baking, especially at Christmas. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.


Left to cherish Doris’ memory are her daughters: Linda (Bryan) Redmond and Lisa Hess; grandsons: Nick Hess, Doug (Shaneen) Hess, Justin Hess; great-grandchildren: Logan, Parker, Emilee and Allie; sister-in-law, Vera Schian; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Frank McAlpine; brothers: Marvin and Carl Schian, Willard Greenleaf, sister-in-law, Barbara Greenleaf; brother and sister-in-law; Carl and Joyce Nicol.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to Wendy and the Colonnades Assisted Living Staff, Residential Therapy and Amara Hospice.


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