Elizabeth M. Dollery
ALBANY Elizabeth M. Dollery, of Albany, died Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at St. Peters Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Dollery was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Byrne Wolahan. She lived in Weehauken, N.J. until moving to Albany in 1942. She was a 1940 graduate of Pace Institute and was employed by Martel Mills in New York and later by the Sterling Winthrop Laboratory in Rensselaer. She was a communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Albany and served as a volunteer at St. Peters Hospital for nearly 40 years, accumulating over eleven thousand hours of service. As recently as September, she served in the thrift shop and at the information desk. She was a member of the St. Peters Auxiliary and served as its president from 1978-1980. She also was a former member of Wolferts Roost Country Club, the University Club, and member and past president of the Toastmistress Club, and had an interest in handwriting analysis. Mrs. Dollery was the wife of the late Victor T. Dollery. She is survived by her sons, James (Diane) Dollery of Albany and Brian (Deborah) Dollery of Loudonville; her brother, Edward Wolahan of Woodcliff Lake, N.J.; and by her grandchildren, Christopher, Megan and Ruth Dollery. She was predeceased by her brother, James Wolahan of Southbury, Conn. Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday morning at 9:45 and 10:30 in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Albany. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Saturday morning after 8:30 a.m. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to The Family Rosary, 16 Cornell Ave., Albany, NY 12203 or to St. Peters Auxiliary, 315 So. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.
|Dear Jim and Brian:
I want you to know that your mom was the kindest mom I knew when we were growing up. All of the great snacks she made for us over the years.... She was pure love. Whenever I ran into her at St. Peters I would always remember what a kind soul she was. God bless Mrs. Dollery, such a beautiful woman... Thanks to Brian for his beautiful tribute to his mom.... it brought back many memories of her...
Robert Simpson (Knox, NY )
January 17, 2003