Dorene (Mackey) Canevari
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Millerton - Dorene M. (Mackey) Canevari, 89, a sixty five year resident of Millerton, NY died July 10, 2013 at Mother Theresa Home at Franciscan Village in Lemont, IL. Mrs. Canevari was an elementary school teacher at the Millerton Elementary School and with the Webutuck Central School District for thirty seven years, before retiring in 1982.
Dorene was born in Clintondale, NY on January 4, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Clayton T. and Rhoda (St. John) Mackey. Dorene graduated from the New York State Teachers College at New Paltz in 1945, moving to Millerton shortly after graduation.
Dorene was the widow of Charles A. Canevari who predeceased her on September 10, 1999.
Mrs. Canevari was a member of the NYS Retired Teachers' Association and the Dutchess County Retired Teachers' Association. She enjoyed volunteering at the Millerton Library and reading the latest novels. Dorene was especially fond of being greeted by her many former students at pancake breakfasts and other village functions. Lunches, birthday gatherings and walks with her good friends were also among her favorite things. Dorene was a member of the Millerton Methodist Church and assisted in many tags sales to benefit the church over the years.
She is survived by a daughter and son in-law, Joyce and John Devereaux of Chicago, IL, four nephews and nine nieces.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546. Funeral services will take place on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Zora Ficarra Cheatham officiating. Internment will take place at Irondale Cemetery in Millerton, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Millerton Fire Company, PO Box 733, Millerton, NY 12546. For directions or to leave an online condolence please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on July 16, 2013