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Isabel Piedade "Dolly" Beckmann

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Isabel "Dolly" Piedade Beckmann Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at age 83, at her home in Saratoga, California. After a long fought battle, Dolly succumbed to a relatively rare disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Dolly was born on November 14, 1926, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. She graduated from Old Saybrook High School in 1944, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics Education from the University of Connecticut in 1948, and married Edward Hale Beckmann in Old Saybrook in 1948. Dolly was a long time resident of Saratoga, CA. In addition to her role as loving wife, devoted mother, teacher, and friend, Dolly was a well respected and successful realtor/broker for many years. The number of people whose lives she touched is beyond description. She was loved by so many and will be deeply missed. Dolly is survived by Hale, her beloved husband of 61 years; her devoted children Thomas, Debra, and Jeffrey; daughters-in-law Florence and Angelica, grandchildren Hope, Kurt, and Bruno; sister Mamie Rutty; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. at The Alameda Family Funeral Home, 12341 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd, Saratoga, CA. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, January 15, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Church, 13716 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA. Immediately following the Mass, burial will be at Madronia Cemetery, 14766 Oak St, Saratoga, CA. In lieu flowers, the family has requested that donations in Memory of Dolly Beckmann be sent to "CurePSP" at CurePSP, Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD 21031, online at, or to your favorite charity.
Published in San Jose Mercury News on Jan. 13, 2010
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