Funeral services for Ann J. (Gallagher) Dodds, age 71 of Haines City, FL and formerly of Ogdensburg will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Deacon Francis Bateman officiating. Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral services from 12:00 noon until the time of the service. Mrs. Dodds passed away Oct. 30, 2013 at the Good Shepard Hospice Home in Auburndale, FL.
Surviving is her husband, David of Haines City, FL; her son, Stephen Dodds and his companion Dawn Bradley of Haines City; a grandchild, Jordan Dodds; his mother, Bree Butler, of St. Cloud, FL; a brother, Paul Gallagher of Potsdam; two sisters, Mary Singer and her husband John of Sparks, NV and Marie Mackey and her husband James of Clermont, FL; a brother-in-law, Donald Dodds and his wife Virginia of Winter Haven, FL and Ogdensburg and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Three brothers James, Willie and Donald “Bunky” Gallagher along with a sister, Irene Parr predeceased her.
Ann was born on March 9, 1942 in Potsdam, a daughter of the late William & Gladys (Delisle) Gallagher. She graduated from Potsdam High School in 1960, and married David H. Dodds on May 16, 1964 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Potsdam.
Early in her career she was employed at Kinney Drugs in Potsdam, Ames Department Store and the Anchor Down Motel in Ogdensburg. In 1971, she formed Ann’s Day Care Center in Ogdensburg which she operated for 35 years until her retirement in 2005.
She enjoyed ceramics, traveling and spending time with her family. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Lawrence NYSARC, 6 Commerce Lane, Canton, NY 13617. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.