HAMPDEN – Dorothy Alice Giles, 76, passed away peacefully March 13, 2008, at a Bangor health care facility. Dorothy was born June 23, 1931, in Bangor, daughter of Isaac E. and Madeline (Renouf) Staples. Dorothy attended Brewer schools and worked at several area factories, but most of all was a good mom and homemaker. She enjoyed camping with her grandchildren, decorating for every holiday, dan-cing, canning vegetables from her husband, Lew’s, garden and was noted for making great pies. In the last few years, she enjoyed trips to get fish chowder, which was always a delight, followed by ice cream. Dorothy was also a longtime member of Goodwill Riders Snowmobile Club, Hampden and worked for many years preparing their monthly supper. Dorothy will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Lewis C. Giles Jr. of Hampden; a son, Lewis C. Giles IV of Bangor; a daughter, Suzanne M. Giles and Eugene Leppizzi of Victoria, Va.; grandchildren, Jason Card of Greenville, Lewis C. Giles V of Bangor and Audra Giles of Bangor; a great-granddaughter, Jasmin Giles of Bangor; a sister, Helen (Staples) and Richard Bredesen of Overland Park, Kan.; brothers, Ralph and Elisabeth Staples of Bangor and Paul and Betty Staples of Bangor; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Jesse Giles of Newburgh, Frank and Renate Giles of Hampden, Florence (Giles) and Donald Allbritton of West Monroe, La., and Lucille (Giles) and Robert Veinote of Newburgh; a special niece, Heather J. Staples of Bangor; a special aunt and uncle, Arthur and Roberta Staples of South Hope; as well as many other special nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents; and brothers, Richard O. Staples and Robert E. Staples; and sister, Carol Elizabeth Staples. Family and friends may visit 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, where a funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Rex Garrett, director of chaplaincy services at Eastern Maine Medical Center, officiating. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through www.hampdengilpatrick.com.