Dorothy C. Brown passed away, peacefully, on November 9, 2012, at age 86, after a short illness. She was born in Buffalo, the daughter of Edward R. and Clara Olson Cronin. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert O. Brown; daughter, Janis (William) Avery of Ithaca; sisters, Hilda Bissonette of Kenmore; and Mary Grace Geyer of Alden; and brother, Robert E. Cronin of Williamsville. She is survived by daughters, Christina Parker of Rochester; and Judith Brown of Newington, CT; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister, Loraine Stipp of Corfu; brother, Nelson Cronin of Alden; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Dorothy was a family-centered lady who also was employed at various times as an office worker, in retail businesses, and as a hospital emergency room clerk. She was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills. She grew up in Buffalo and Alden and was an Alden High School graduate. She enjoyed travel and later lived in Lockport, Ithaca, Rehhoboth Beach, DE, Lewes, DE, Leesburg, FL, and, most recently, in the Charlotte neighborhood of Rochester. While living in Lockport from 1950 to 1967, she was employed by the Sample Shoppe and White's Transportation. She was a member and secretary of the Lockport Sports Car Club and a library volunteer at Washington Hunt School. In her retirement years she enjoyed wii bowling, crossword puzzles and mystery novels. She was known for her generosity, her skills in decorating and interior design, and her honest opinions. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to many, and she will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 1, at the Thomas Funeral Chapel, 4545 Lake Avenue, Rochester, at 11:00 AM. Calling hours will begin at 10:00 AM.
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