DOORTY – Laura Ellen (née Doran)

Born on January 11, 1922. Passed away November 7, 2021.

Fell asleep peacefully on the 7th of November 2021 with her family at her side.

Loved wife of John William (Dec).

Much loved mother and mother in law to Byron and Lynne (Dec), Merilyn and Gary.

Adored Nan to Wes and Robyn, Claire and Podraig, Julian and Roxley, and Kieren.

Cherished Great Nan to Lewis, Charlotte, Willis, Jay and Allie.

Sleep peacefully.

Love you Nan.

Funeral Notice
The Funeral Service for Mrs. Laura Doorty will be a private funeral by invitation only

A Service to celebrate Laura’s life will be livestreamed on Monday (15th November  2021) commencing at 11am.

To view the livestream, please CLICK HERE.
  1. Our love and thoughts are with Byron, Merilyn, Gary, Wes and families on the sad loss of their dearly loved Mum and Nan, Laura. Fond memories of a lovely lady who made us feel part of her family for over 60 years. Rest In Peace.
    Mary and Margaret (Brady)

    Margaret Hoggard November 9, 2021
  2. Extending my Deepest Sympathy to the Family
    I certainly treasure the time spent with this interesting independent strong willed loving lady… of a kind
    Will miss her deeply…Leone….She was Mum to me X
    Rest In Peace
    Jim has memories of the fun times he experienced with Laura also and extends his deepest sympathy to the family

    Leone & Jim Mornane November 9, 2021
  3. Dear sister and sister inlaw to Gladys and Laurie ( both dec),A very loved auntie to Garry and Judy(dec) Robyn and Colin and families.
    A determined and amazing lady now at peace.
    Love to allxxx

    Robyn weaver November 9, 2021
  4. Marilyn, what a wonderful lady she was to the Wills family. Deepest sympathy to you all.


    Noelene Wills November 9, 2021
  5. To the Doorty family, our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Laura had a life well lived. Deepest sympathies from the Turnbull family.

    Christine Turnbull November 10, 2021
  6. What a loverly lady! I remember as a kid I went to Mrs Doorty’s every Saturday and done shopping errands for her! The highlight was every now and then I had to go to Riddifords Chemist and pick up a lipstick for her and i didnt have to give them money for it! That amazed me! mind you she paid me well! 2 shillings.! Thinking of you all at this sad time.

    cheryl schmidt......{Carter} November 10, 2021
  7. Sending lots of love to you Merilyn, Wes and family. What an amazing daughter you have been .. sending lots of love Jane Lappin and family Xxx

    Jane Lappin November 12, 2021
  8. Merilyn, so sorry for your loss. Will miss our catch ups on the way to see your mum. May she rest peacefully..

    Robyn and Dennis Hammond November 13, 2021
  9. Sincere condolences to Merilyn, Byron and families on the passing of Laura . Rest in peace

    Neville & Jan Beasley November 14, 2021
  10. Thinking of you Merilyn, kind regards, Pauline Wheller (Erbs)

    Pauline Wheller November 14, 2021
  11. Sending our love to all your family!! Laura was a wonderful neighbour & friend to our family for almost 20 years in West court!! Thanks for the memories. Rest peacefully. Xxxxx

    Carol & Anthony Battista November 14, 2021
  12. To our dearest Nan,

    Nan was a mother figure to us all and always had our best interest at heart. She worried about us constantly and needed to know were safe. Any news of bad weather, she would always ring to see if we were ok even if the storm was miles away. Nan was someone we could confide in, and helped us in many ways throughout our lives for which we are very grateful and thankful.

    Nan liked it most when we were all together having a good laugh and laughed along with us even if she might not have fully got the jokes. She could be stubborn and cheeky at times, which earnt her the nickname ‘naughty Nanny’ but it was all in good fun.
    Growing up, Nan loved having us and our friends over and always cooked up a feast of our favourite foods, something she continued to do up until recent years. No-one will ever be able to make the corned beef, pimply meat stew and chicken wings like Nan did. She loved to nurture us, and it always brings back lovely memories around the kitchen bench together.

    We were very lucky to have a Nan that loved us so much and was such a big part of our lives.

    For all of us you gave your best,
    Now the time has come for you to rest.
    So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
    Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.

    Nan, you were very much loved and will be greatly missed.

    Your loving grandchildren Claire and Padraig, Julian and Roxley, and Kieren, and great grandchildren Willis, Jay and Allie.

    Claire Doorty November 15, 2021
  13. To Merrilyn & Byron and families, thinking of you at this time.

    Judy & Alan Walker November 15, 2021
  14. I seem to have known you Mrs. Doorty as well as Jack for my whole lifetime. Always so friendly and considerate over a full life, well lived. Condolences to all the family especially, Merilyn. RIP Shirley Richardson

    Shirley Richardson November 17, 2021