Mrs. Dorothy E. Doyle, 90, passed away peacefully Saturday May 22, 2010 in the comfort of her home with the love and support of her family by her side.
Dorothy was the daughter of the late Norman and Lucy May (Burket) Moore. She was born on June 7, 1919 in Stirling, Ontario, Canada. She attended schools in Trenton, Ontario. On September 4, 1937 she married Frank D. D. Doyle in Bellville, Ontario. They shared a loving and devoted union until the time of his passing on October 31, 1968.
Dorothy was a dedicated hard worker. She was employed at The Boston Store in Massena from 1966 until the year of her retirement in 1974.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Frederickson of Winthrop; two daughters-in-law, Paulette Reid of Norfolk, with whom Dorothy resided, and Linda Doyle of Helena; four grandchildren, Frank, Denise, Darlene and Desmond; four great-grandchildren, Courtney, Cody, Daisy, and Dylan; and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was predeceased by her son, Denis M. Doyle, who passed away on March 31, 1995; her granddaughter, Arlinda Doyle; her grandson, Darcy Doyle; and her siblings, Kenneth Moore, Eleda Howells, and Helena Kemp.
In their younger years, Frank and Dorothy enjoyed traveling around the world together with their family. They spent a few years in Europe as well as other countries. Dorothy found comfort in camping and the outdoors. An outing with Paulette to Ponderosa in Massena was something that Dorothy looked forward to always. She not only enjoyed Paulette and their special time, and good food, but the waitresses were extremely friendly and kind to Dorothy.
Those who knew and loved her would say that she had an enthusiastic sense of humor, even until the time of her passing. Family was the joy in Dorothy’s life; she loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop. Dorothy’s funeral service will commence at the conclusion of visitation Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. with Pastor Rod Cota celebrating. Burial will take place Thursday morning at 11:30AM at St. Lawrence Cemetery in North Lawrence.
For those wishing to do so, memorial contributions in Dorothy’s honor may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley Inc. 6805 US Highway 11 Potsdam, NY 13676, or to Norfolk Volunteer Rescue Squad 7 Sedwick St. Norfolk NY 13667. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop. Online memories can be shared with Dorothy’s family at www.hammillfh.com.