RAVENA – Marie Lorraine DeBadts Dority, 86, passed away on December
1, 2014 after a 12 year struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on
September 20, 1928 in Sodus, NY and grew up on her family’s Lake
Breeze Fruit Farm.
Marie graduated from Sodus High School and Rochester Business
Institute. After work, she taught at Arthur Murray’s Dance Studio
in Rochester. She later earned her Bachelor’s degree in education
from Russell Sage College and Master’s degree in Library Science
from SUNY Albany while raising 3 children. She retired from
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central High School as head librarian in
She was very active in SERANECO Business and Professional Women’s
Club, having served as its president. Throughout retirement, she
was an avid golfer at Sycamore Golf Club in Ravena and enjoyed
spending winters in Ormond Beach, Florida.
Her husband of 47 years, Dr. John Francis Dority and brother, Abram
DeBadts, Jr. predeceased her. She is survived by her children, John
J. Dority (Lori), Stephen P. Dority (Rebecca) and Patricia L. Dority
as well as grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Marie will always be
remembered as a kind, loving mother with a strong work ethic.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to all of the caring staff a
Hawthorne Ridge and The Eddy Geriatric Center. Their commitment and
compassion enabled Marie to adapt and maintain a safe quality of
life over the past 8 years.
Funeral arrangements will be at the convenience of the family.
There will be no calling hours. Interment is at St. Patrick’s
Cemetery in Coeymans, NY.