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Anthony J. Doria
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LYMAN - Anthony J. Doria, formerly of South Portland, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Born in Portland on July 7, 1958, he was the son of Philip and Anna (Coyne) Doria. A 1977 graduate of South Portland High School, Anthony was a gifted three-sport athlete who attained “State Top 10 Status” in both swimming and football.

He graduated NMVTI with a degree in masonry. He wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps with a career in bricklaying. He worked for A.L. Doria Construction and then went on to form Anthony Doria Masonry Service.

He worked on numerous masonry projects over the years. He was featured in the Portland Press Herald working on the granite steps of the Victoria Mansion. He was very proud to have worked on the repair of the old State House wall in Augusta, the marble altar at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Portland, and more recently, his work to preserve historic masonry on Beacon Hill in Boston.

Anthony’s talent and passion for masonry arts will live on in the beautiful work he created.
Anthony was very involved in his community and whenever someone needed help, he was always there to lend a hand. He went above and beyond for others and had a very special gift for making those around him laugh.

Over the years, he traveled several times to the Dominican Republic with Seeds of Independence on a humanitarian and construction mission to help rebuild schools, hospitals, and roads. Anthony was there to help and do whatever was needed to help the less fortunate of the country.

He was a member of the Construction League Golf Club, the Lyman Lions Club, as well as a member of the Freemasons. Anthony was also the event director for the Lyman Snowmobile Club and a former member of the Italian Heritage Center. Being a Boy Scout in his youth came full circle when he became a Boy Scout Leader for his son; an experience that he greatly cherished.

Anthony is predeceased by his parents and his “grand-dog” Loco.

He is survived by the love of his life, Deborah Dryden of Lyman; daughters, Mallory Doria of Lyman and Nina Karpowitz and husband Alan of Minot; sons, Rick Dryden and wife JoJo of Lyman and Joseph Dryden and wife Taryn of New Orleans, LA; brothers, Philip and wife Andrea of South Portland, Peter and wife Donna of Portland, and Carlo and wife Cheryl of Cape Elizabeth; sister, Ann Marie Rousselle and fiancé Kris Hall of Scarborough; his beloved grandchildren, Delaney and Daelyn Dryden, Savannah and Logan Karpowitz, and Rhett Dryden, who will deeply miss their “Nonno”; nephews, Philip, Jimmy, and Nicholas Doria, Jack Rousselle, and Jon Benner; nieces, Justine Benner and Christine Rousselle; grandnephew, Ezra Benner; aunt, Dorothy Schidzig of Gray; and several cousins and friends.

Visiting Hours will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10AM at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 72 Federal Street, Portland. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Broadway, South Portland.

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Visiting Hours




2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - South Portland Chapel

1024 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106

Visiting Hours




6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - South Portland Chapel

1024 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

72 Federal Street
Portland, Maine 04101

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery

1461 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106


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