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Dorothy Patricia "Dotty" Downs

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Dorothy Patricia "Dotty" Downs Obituary
Dorothy 'Dotty' Patricia Downs Ballston SpaDorothy Dotty Patricia Downs passed away at The Wesley Community on August 4, 2014 at the age of 73. Dorothy was born in the Bronx, New York on April 10, 1941, spent the latter part of her teenage years in Franklin, NY and the greater part of her life raising her family in the village of Ballston Spa. Dotty was a 36-year employee of the K-mart Corporation before she retired from her management role in 2003. The ocean was never far from her heart and she visited the northeastern coast every chance she had. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, George and Dorothy Perry of Franklin, NY. She is survived by her devoted husband, William Downs of Ballston Spa and is lovingly remembered by her children, Michael Michelin of Freehome, GA, Mary and Gregg Ludlam of West Grove, PA, Robert and Trudy Michelin of Niskayuna, and Peter and Gina Michelin of Ballston Spa; along with her grandchildren, Olivia, Samuel, Helen, Anne, and Genevieve. Dorothy's siblings, Alice Nowhitney, Jane Perry, and George Perry also hold their eldest sister in their hearts along with their respective families. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, August 10 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. The service will be immediately followed by a reception at the Ballston Spa Elks Lodge on Milton Avenue. All friends and family members are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations may be made to the of Northeastern New York or the United Methodist Church of Ballston Spa and the First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa food pantries. Online remembrances may be made at www.armerfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Daily Gazette on Aug. 7, 2014
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