Doris Marie Rau, 83, of Alpena died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Holy Family AFC Home.

Doris was born May 19, 1931, in New York, N.Y., to Francis and Clare (Lowen) Walsh and moved to the Alpena area in 1961. She enjoyed playing bridge and spending time with family and friends. Two of her favorite places to be were her cottage on Long Lake and at Jones’ Beach in New York.

Surviving is her daughter Kathy (David) Miner of West Branch, her grandson, Matthew Wright and many life-long friends. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Rau and her brother.

Family and friends will gather on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at McWilliams Funeral Home – Alpena from 12 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m. with Sister Mary Hughes officiating. Inurnment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Family AFC Home or Hospice of Michigan. On-line condolences may be registered at