Marie Lorraine DeBadts Dority - December 01, 2014

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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 1986.

 

     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.