Dorothy H. Greene, 101, Lowville

LOWVILLE, NY – Dorothy H. Greene, 101, Lowville, died early Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2019, at the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Boonville where she had resided since October of 2017.

Born Aug. 27, 1917, in Ticonderoga, the daughter of the late Fred R. and Florence (Kaler) Hack, she graduated from Lowville Free Academy in 1935.

She was united in marriage on Oct. 26, 1938, to Paul C. Greene with the Reverend O.T. Anderson officiating. Dorothy and Paul made their home on Stewart Street in Lowville. Paul died May 17, 1979. Dorothy remained in their home until October of 2017 when she was admitted to the Sunset Nursing & Rehab Center.

Dorothy worked at Sunderhaft’s Store and for Dr. Eugene Renzi. She was the Lowville correspondent for the Watertown Daily Times from the 1950s until her retirement in August 1979. After retirement, Dorothy volunteered in the Lowville High School library for over 25 years, a job she truly enjoyed!

Dorothy joined the Lowville American Legion Post 162 Auxiliary in 1949 and held several offices through the years, including Fifth District President in 1957.  She was a member of the Lowville Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her two children, Elinor (Clinton) Olmstead of Lyons Falls and Richard P. Greene of Wexford, PA; grandchildren, Steve (Gail Klosner) Olmstead, Barbara Golas, Jim (Michelle) Olmstead, Sue (David) Faduski, Andrew (Candy) Greene, Allison Greene, and Alexis Dowling; her great grandchildren, Brian Olmstead, Brett Golas (Rachael), Lindsey Golas, Courtney Jantzi (Dan), Megan Olmstead (Garry Bennett), Alexis Olmstead, Jacob Olmstead, Sara Faduski, Peter Faduski, Mary Faduski, Wade Greene, Samantha Greene, Alexander Dowling and Elizabeth Dowling; her great-great grandchildren, Gabryella Works, Grady and Emery Jantzi, Wesley and Carter Bennett.

Dorothy was predeceased by her two brothers, Donald (her twin) and Gordon Hack; a daughter-in-law, Judy Greene; a granddaughter by marriage, Karen Mazzella Olmstead, and a great-granddaughter Emily Rachel Olmstead.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Beaches Bridge Cemetery.

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The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses at the Sunset Nursing & Rehab Center for their care of Dorothy during her time there.