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Surrounded by her devoted daughter, grandchildren, niece and her last living sister, Dorothy Grace passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at the age of 95 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, NY. Born on May 31, 1923 to the proud parents of Jennie E. (Phoenix) and Henry H. Claydon, Dorothy “Dottie” Grace (Claydon) was known to be the feisty one from day one. Her eldest sister, Ruth (Grace; deceased), would work hard to provide for the family, and her little sister, Lois (Edmiston), remained the beautiful baby. But the middle child, she was not overlooked; she stood out! Her fire red hair and movie star glasses are things that made her who she was.
She was married in 1941 to Donald J. Grace (deceased) in which she had two beautiful children, Donald H. Grace/Amador (deceased) and Susan M. Grace (Sutton). Her longtime companion, Dawson L. Belcher (deceased) adored Dorothy, and they spent many happy years together. Dorothy was an active member of Curves of Waterford, loved visiting the northeast coasts of Maine, drives to Manchester, and her favorite past time shopping. As she grew older, her loving daughter Susan Grace, stoodfast and advocated for her as her health declined to stay with homecare. Dorothy leaves behind her sister Lois Edmiston; daughter, Sue M. Grace (Sutton); granddaughters Jennifer E. Ramirez (Sutton) and Tamara Mang (Brown); son-in-laws Dani Ramirez and James D. Mang; great grandchildren Jacob D. Mang, George H. Mang and Lilly A. Mang; nieces Ruth Bauchiero (Edmiston) and Sarah “Sally” J. Michon, Winifred Grace-Lutz; nephews James H. Grace and Robert H. Edmiston; grand nephews Robert J. Bauchiero and Samuel Michon; grand nieces Sandra Denoia (Bauchiero) and Tess Michon.
A special thanks goes to the incredible staff at Samaritan Hospital and Hospice as they provided incredible support and compassion to the family.
Relatives and friends may call on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh , with a service immediately following at the Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.
Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.
Grandma, today was hard sand yet everything went so well. You looked beautiful and all of the words spoken today, the hugs, and memories filled my heart. I will miss you. George and Lilly already miss you so much. You had a perfect fall day and the sun was radiant and beautiful...just like you. Rest In Peace. Xoxoxo
Tamara Mang Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM
Dear Mom,I am not hearing your requests for coffee all hours of the night, nor the papers sprinkling or bags being shifted as you typically bused yourself when you couldn't sleep. No sounds of your breathing...Was always checking, or chances to catch a dreamy smile. It's quiet. Nothing is the same. I'm broken without you. All my fussing seems to have no place. Alexa sits quiet...Nothing to prompt her to sing Frank Sinatra. Cars wiz by and remind me how life continues. So many little hurts I hid from you towards what turns out to be the finale. I wanted to grant your wishes...no one else but Suzy for your hair, soft cookies, sweet but not too sweet. Yes, already had Christmas presents stuffed away...you wanted a big one. You seemed so vibrant, better and more with it.I pray God has a wonderful place at the table set up for a QUEEN. That you are smiling again and reuniting with our loved ones. The sun is shining brighter and a star is added to our celestial sky named Dorothy. I'm not ready to let go. So it's see ya later. I'll bring the best cup of coffee I can find. Love you more than ever!
Susan Nov 11 2018 12:00 AM
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Susan Nov 11 2018 12:00 AM
You Meant so much to meYou where special and thats no lieYou brightened up the darkest dayAnd the cloudiest skyYour smile alone wiped heartsYour laugh was like music to hearI would give absolutely anything To have you well and standing nearNot a second passesWhen your not on my mindYour love we will never forgetThe hurt will ease in timeMany tears I have seen and criedThey gave all poured out as rain I know that you are happy nowAnd no longer in painGramma I love you and always will. My memories will live on forever of all the good times we had. I shall send you a coffee each and everyday. You are very missed we will miss your feisty ways. May angels carry you above into gods hands, and may god and loved ones spoil you till no end. Love your granddaughter Jenni and grandson in law Dani
Jennifer Ramirez Nov 10 2018 12:00 AM
Heartfelt Prayers to the family. So sorry for you loss.
Mary Barrett Nov 9 2018 12:00 AM
Jenn I am so sorry for your loss. I know your mom and you and your sister will miss her. thoughts and prayers to all of you
helena hepp Nov 9 2018 12:00 AM