Ray passed away after 60 years of marriage.
"I was knocked for a loop," Doris said. Six decades of wedded bliss taught her "to give and take."
Unless it came to Avon.
Doris sold Avon for more than 35 years, racking up around 300 clients during a time when most wives did not work outside the home.
"I told Ray, I want to do something besides housework," she said. And that's just what she did.
"I was a go-getter," she added.
Last spring, Doris' daughter Trudy took her to visit her childhood home. A new family had moved in and begun renovating, and welcomed the former resident in with open arms.
She toured her old Perryville home, reminiscing and sharing stories of the house with the new owners.
"I told them, I was born in this house," Doris remembered.
Today, Doris lives in Marcellus, close to Trudy, ("She's so good to me," Doris says). She likes living on her own and watching Syracuse basketball.
If you see Doris on Feb. 14, wish her a happy 100th birthday, and many more to come!