RIXFORD - Dorothy Mae Dutchess, 89, formerly of Rixford, passed away on Sunday (Feb. 8, 2015) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home with her family around her bedside.
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Born Nov. 12, 1925, she was a daughter of James and Ruby Davenport Chase. On March 21, 1978, in Maryland, she married James Dutchess, who preceded her in death.
She was a 1943 graduate of Otto High School in Duke Center and had resided in the Jamestown and Frewsburg, N.Y., areas before moving to Rixford. Most of her life she was a homemaker but for several years had been employed in home health care for Accredited Care Inc. in the Jamestown area.
She loved doing crafts, crossword puzzles, bingo and working in her garden.
Surviving are one son, Daniel (Carol) Dunkle of Bradford; two daughters, Bonnie (Tad) Hartzell of Rixford and Donna Hinchman (Gary) Mealy of Port Saint Lucy, Fla.; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandsons. Dorothy is also survived by six brothers, James (Lillian) Chase of Ashville, N.Y., Calvin Chase of Fort Myers, Fla., Bud (Betty) Chase of San Diego, Calif., Theodore (Diane) Chase of Ashville, N.Y., Gary (Sherry) Chase of Busti, N.Y., and Ronald (Sharon) Chase of Lakewood, N.Y.; two sisters, Sandra Nelson of Port Allegany and Carol (Bob) Wolfe of Warren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Holland in 2009; and a great-grandson, Christopher McLaughlin in 1994.
Friends may call on Wednesday at the First Church of God, Main Street, Eldred, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at which time the funeral service will be held with the Rev. James Kazimer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg, N.Y.
Frame Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at framefuneralhome.com
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Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 9 to Feb. 17, 2015