DOBBINS Colleen Josephine Dobbins, passed away at Nationwide Children's Hospital on March 23, 2011. She is survived by her loving parents, David and Erin (McAfee) Dobbins of Columbus, OH; grandparents, Thomas and Mary Ann Dobbins of Webster, NY and Thomas McAfee of Rochester, NY; great-grandparents, Josephine Trybek of Mt. Morris, NY and Jack and Olga Dobbins of Baldwinsville, NY; aunts and uncles, John and Sherri Dobbins, Brian McAfee and Jennifer Kolmetz, Kevin and Kimberly McAfee, all of Rochester, NY; cousins Jack, Nora and Madison. Her death was preceded by her grandmother Sheila McAfee. For those that did not experience the joy of meeting Colleen, she had the same strong will, fight, and stubbornness of her loving parents. Colleen never wanted to sleep; just play, laugh, eat, jump, cuddle and smile as much as possible. Her infectious laugh and beautiful smile will always be remembered. No prior calling. Friends are invited to meet the family WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. at Blessed Kateri at Christ the King Church, 445 Titus Ave., Rochester, NY 14617, for her funeral mass. Interment White Haven Memorial Park. Following the service, friends and family are invited to a reception at Monroe Country Club (Pittsford, NY) at 1:15 p.m. To light a candle in Colleen's memory or to send the family a condolence, please visit harrisfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Colleen's name to Nationwide Children's Hospital c/o PICU Unit. Donations can be made at www.nationwidechildrens.org or by calling 614-355-0888. PAUL W. HARRIS FUNERAL HOME, 570 Kings Highway South, Rochester, NY 14617, (585) 544-2041.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 29, 2011