Then she turned the family home in Chester Heights into the Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast.
"My father's father bought it . . . as their summer home" in the 19th century, Andrew said. "They were big into the foxhunting scene at the time, so always had people coming in to stay over."
The website for the current bed and breakfast there states that, "at the turn of the century, it was headquarters for the Lima Hunt, a world-recognized, private, foxhunting organization."
When Andrew's parents married in 1950, he said, it became the family home.
And until it was sold in 2001, Mrs. Dohan ran it "all by herself," and she even "did all the cooking herself." The new owners have retained the Hamanassett name.
Mrs. Dohan was born in Austin, Texas, and graduated from the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr and earned a bachelor's degree in the late 1940s at Swarthmore College.
A member of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, she was a judge at its annual flower show before and after her teaching years, her son said, and in 1970 earned the society's Flower Arranging Sweepstakes Award.
Besides her son, Mrs. Dohan is survived by daughters Katherine Morrow, Caroline Buchman, and Julia Corelli; and eight grandchildren.
Services were to be private.
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