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Dorothea Rochette Ormond died on Friday, March 16, 2012 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida after a courageous ten year battle with cancer. She was born in Manhattan on July 7, 1937 to the late George A. Rochette and Ann Ness Rochette. Dorothea attended schools in Yonkers and was a graduate of Roosevelt High School. On February 9, 1957, she married George Ormond (Ret- Westchester County Parkway Police Bomb Squad); he survives. From school PTA's, to Political campaigns and finally President of her condo association, Mrs Ormond leaves a legacy of volunteering. Retiring 20 years ago from Westchester Elevator Company, the Ormond's settled into life as snowbirds. In They reside in Cossayuna, NY and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL. In addition to her husband of 55 years she is survived by 5 children; Gayle Modrovsky (Col Robert - Ret USAF), Kevin (Joanna), Timothy -Ret YPD (Jessica), Dennis (Tracy), and Nancy Falcone - Ret YPD (Richard Ret YPD). She is also survived by 12 grandchildren - Amanda, Brandon, Patrick, Nicole, Kathryn, Meghan, Daniel, Richard, Robert, Michael, Ryan and George; and 2 great grandchildren - Sean and CJ. Mrs. Ormond is survived by her sister Anne Chamberlin of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fl and her brother George Rochette of Goodyear, AZ. Her sister, Elizabeth, predeceased her in 2010. Visiting hours will be in the Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 20th from 2pm-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Church at 9:30 am on Wednesday, March 21st. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Whalen & Ball Funeral Home
168 Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703
Published in the The Journal News from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2012