Funeral services for Dorothy “Dotti” M. Ahrens, age 78, of Albany Avenue in Ogdensburg will be held on Thursday (Jan 30, 2014) at 10:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Church with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday (Jan 29, 2014) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mrs. Ahrens passed away at her home on Monday (Jan 27, 2014) surrounded by her loving family.
Surviving is her husband, Douglas; a son, Marc Ahrens and his wife Gina of Ogdensburg; a daughter, Lisa Decker and her husband John of Ogdensburg; two brothers, John “Jack” Moore and his wife Donna of Florida, and Joseph Moore and his wife Darlene of Ogdensburg; a sister, Anne Binion and her husband Frank of Lisbon; five grandchildren, Juliann MacKay, Jorden Decker, Matthew Ahrens, Mollee Ahrens and Maxwell Ahrens; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn MacKay, Carson MacKay and John Patrick Decker; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
An infant daughter, Mary Anne Ahrens predeceased her.
Dotti was born on November 18, 1935 in Ogdensburg, a daughter of the late Ernest J. & Alberta I. (Boyer) Moore. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and continued her education at the Ogdensburg Business School. She married Douglas H. Ahrens on Sept 22, 1956 at Notre Dame Church with Msgr. Leary officiating. During her career she was employed at the Diocese of Ogdensburg and St. Mary’s Catholic Church for a period and then Niagara Mohawk where she worked for 9 years in the Accounts Receivable Dept. She then was employed with Sears where she worked for 3 additional years until becoming disabled.
Dotti was a parishioner of both Notre Dame and St. Mary’s Cathedral, and a member of the Ogdensburg Moose Lodge. She enjoyed reading, boating, going for rides, dancing, watching boats on the St. Lawrence River and caring for others, especially her grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Argarwal Renal Center or Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.