Lori Mercier Dorsey


Lori Mercier Dorsey, 55, died at home in Tisbury on Feb. 6, 2018. She was born in Oak Bluffs to Toby Dorsey and Lucille Virginia (Meadows) Dorsey on Sept. 22, 1962.

Lori was educated at the Tisbury School, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, and Bridgewater State College. She attended the First Baptist Church of Vineyard Haven.

What people remember best about Lori is her smile, her love of meeting new people, of music, of laughter, and having her nose in a book.

Lori leaves behind her partner of 14 years, Leo Willoughby of Martha’s Vineyard, her sister, Corinne K. Dorsey of Vineyard Haven, her nephew, Toby D. Riseborough of North Providence, R.I., nieces Maggie May Riseborough of Vineyard Haven and Ashleen M. Cafarelli, and Ashleen’s daughter Zoey, of Moore Haven, Fla. She was predeceased by her mother and father, and by an older sister, Denise Dorsey.

There was a celebration of Lori’s life on March 18 at at the First Baptist Church of Vineyard Haven on the corner of Spring and William streets in Vineyard Haven. A reception followed at the Parish Hall on William Street.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church or the Serving Hands/Family- to-Family Mission.