Dorothy C. Dolph, age 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 2, 2012. She was the wife of the late Edwin C. Dolph. Dorothy was born in Danbury, CT on November 25, 1919, the daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Emans) Cleary Sr. She lived in Bethel her entire life and was a teacher aide in the Bethel School System for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing Bingo and was an unwavering Yankees fan.
Dorothy is survived by a daughter Judith and her husband Richard Schlemmer of Bethel, a son Edwin and his wife Mary Ann Dolph of Austin, TX, a daughter Carol Milczarski and her husband Joseph of New Milford. and her beloved granddaughters, Lauren Dolph of Austin, TX, and Kathryn and Emily Milczarski of New Milford. Dorothy was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph R. Cleary and Donald F.Cleary Sr of Danbury. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Margaret M.Cleary of Danbury, several cousins, nieces and nephews and a special friend and caregiver, Laura Fasano.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Church, Bethel, CT on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Bethel, CT. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury, CT. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Filosa for Nursing and Rehabilitation for the compassionate care and support given to our mother and our family. Contributions in Dorothy's memory may be made to St. Mary Church, 26 Dodgingtown Rd., Bethel, CT. 06801, The Filosa Resident Activity Fund, 13 Hakim Street, Danbury, CT 06810 or to Brotherhood in Action, P.O. Box 582, Bethel, CT 06801.