Dorothy A. Allen - July 31, 2015

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COXSACKIE – Dorothy A. Allen, 76, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Avon and Florence Church.  Dorothy had been a nurse’s aide for many years.  She had that Irish strong will and definitely a mind of her own.  She was a great homemaker and loved to bake for her family and friends.  Dorothy liked going to Lake George, Ocean City, MD and the ocean in general and she loved gardening and flowers.

     Survivors include her loving children, Terrie Anne Allen, Paul J. (Kathy) Allen, Patricia A. (John) Devine and Larry J. (Cheri Stone) Allen Jr.;  11 grandchildren;  14 great-grandchildren;  sisters, Vida Dottino and Barbara Church;  best friend, Nancy Boomhower;  special sister-in-law, Freda Church;  beloved friend, Vito Gabriel;  and many nieces, nephews and friends.  Dorothy was predeceased by her brothers, Bernard and Robert Church and sister, Kathryn Tutay.

     Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Wednesday, August 5th from 4 to 7 PM.  A funeral mass will be held 10 AM on Thursday August 6th at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  Contributions in memory of Dorothy may be made to the American Lung Association.