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Doris Hunt

February 12, 1928 - February 01, 2014


12:30-1:30 P.M. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

1:30 P.M. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo.


Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Doris Hunt

February 12, 1928 - February 01, 2014


Doris G. Hunt, Fargo, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Essentia Health, Fargo surrounded by family.

Doris was born February 12, 1928 in Fall River, MA to Aldei and Bertha (Dion) Lachance. Her French-Canadian heritage was a source of great pride to her and she spoke French fluently. She grew up in Fall River, graduating from Durfee High School in 1945. She went on to graduate from Thibodeau Business School, Fall River, MA.  She worked in various clerical positions before becoming a full time mother and wife. She married Joseph W. Hunt on May 19, 1951 in St. Anne’s Cathedral, Fall River, MA. Due to Joseph’s job in the USAF, they had the opportunity to live in several cities across North America. The family was stationed to Fargo where Doris eventually made her home.

Doris was an avid volunteer, donating her time to several area schools, the Red Cross, the Veterans Hospital and most recently the Hector Airport Information Desk. She was recognized for her service by being the recipient of several awards throughout the years. She enjoyed traveling, especially to see her sisters. Her grandkids were very special to her and she loved spending time with them. She loved certain television shows, especially those on PBS including Masterpiece Theatre. She loved going to Mass at the VA Chapel where she made many friends, including Father “Père” Henry Tanto.

She is survived by her children; Joanne (David) Bennett, Columbia Heights, MN, Tracey (Jack) Breland, Harrisburg, SD, Nancy (Paul) Brenk, Moorhead, MN, sisters; Muriel (Raymond) Lacroix, Tiverton, RI, Pauline Cavanaugh, Highlands, NC, grandchildren; Suzanne Hanson, Fargo, ND, Michael Hanson, Fargo, ND, Elizabeth Hanson, Fargo, ND, Eric Brenk, Cloquet, MN, Ian Brenk, Moorhead, MN, special friend, Richard Tryhus, Fargo, ND; several nieces and nephews; and many cherished grandpets.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Doris always appreciated the help that Hospice of the Red River Valley provided. This was her charity of choice and in lieu flowers, donations can be made in Doris’ memory to them.

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  1. Karene Kearns says:

    Fargo I am so sorry to hear about Doris. I was a neighbor of hers in the condo. She always was so friendly and helpful to me. We shared a birthday so would always joke about that.
    She was a wonderful neighbor and will be missed greatly.
    My sympathies to your whole family.

  2. Norma Peltiar says:

    I haven’t seen you since the SA homecoming last fall. I couldn’t make it. You are a special friend. I even saw you and Richard down in Florida. My condolences to the family.

  3. Jeanne P. Lachance says:

    Pawtucket RIDeepest sympathy to the family. Doris will be greatly missed as friend and cousin

  4. Gertrude Levesque says:

    Somerset MaWith my sincere sympathy to all your Loved ones.

  5. Michael and Susan Tryhus says:

    Missoula MTDear Tracy, Joanne and Nancy,
    We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was a special person to us, one whom we had grown to love very much over the years and whose absence will be sorely felt. Please accept our sincere sympathies and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Corey Washburn says:

    Mrs. Hunt was a true lady. She had an amazing sense of style and mixed with her kindness and grace, she was a unique woman. I know she will be missed. Mrs. Hunt brought a lot of joy to life and is a great example of how to live life to the fullest.

  7. Marlys Ford Lundberg says:

    Yuba City CAOur sincere sympathy in your loss. We wish you comfort and peace along with our gratitude for the kindness & friendship that Joanne and Doris always extended to our son and brother Tracy Ford.

    Marlys Ford Lundberg and Family

  8. Paul Dion says:

    Pawtucket RIPlease accept my sincere condolences for you loss.

  9. Chad Boeddeker & Brian Goering says:

    Gilroy CAJoanne, Nancy and Tracy, We are so sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dot was always great fun and we are so glad that we were able to have dinner with her in Minneapolis last November. Love, Chad & Brian

  10. Deb McShane says:

    Fargo ND
    Nancy and families….love and prayers as you now enter on this journey of grief for the loss of your dear Mom. What a fabulous, classy lady. Oh, how she loved you. Always when answering the phone…when she called for you, she greeted me joyously as if I was her best friend! A smile on her face and in her heart, proud of her grandchildren…and a passion for life. She was proud of you Nancy for your interest and studies in the French language. Look for her in the little things, for she will be there.

  11. Valois Lantz says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Tracy , Nancy, Mike and Suzanne, I was so sorry to her of your beloved Mother and grandmothers passing onto her eternal reward.
    In recent years I would often see her at the 1:30 pm Mass on sunday
    at the VA sometimes accompanied by Mike, which I found to be so touching and sweet.
    She will surely be missed, but not forgotten. Do know that you all and all near and dear to Doris will be in my prayers. Prayerfully yours, Lois Lantz

    God Bless.

  12. Linda Lamb says:

    Royersford PADoris was such a bright, humorous and classy lady. I enjoyed our time together inFlorida and Fargo, when visiting my dad. she was such a good friend to my father and was with him during times when he was ill. I will miss her infectious laugh, the twinkle in her eye, and visits to Target’. Sincere sympathy to Doris’ family. She will be missed!

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