Dorothy Ahlf, wife of the late Walter Ahlf, died on May 26, 2011 at Hancock Hall, 31 Staples Street, Danbury. Dorothy was born in New London on March 29, 1925, daughter of the late Charles and Dora (Carpenter) Hunter. She moved to Danbury as a very young child and made it her home for the rest of her life. Dorothy was involved in the foster care system for more than 40 years. Lucy Murphy has remained particularly close to her and has been a great source of help and comfort. Louella Sustad also visited and sent cards and letters that were supportive. Dorothy was also employed by the Danbury School System as a paraprofessional for 35 years. She truly enjoyed her job and only retired as her health took a downward turn. Dorothy prided herself in her independence and always maintained an impeccable home. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family was always her priority. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Lynn (Fillow) and her son-in-law, Jehad Sabbagh of Danbury; her grandson, Kurt Sabbagh and his wife, Kirsten; her great-grandchildren, Jacob and Madison Sabbagh of Danbury. She is also survived by her sisters, Charlotte Prybylski of Danbury, Ruth Garcia of Charleston, S.C. and her brother, Charles of Hemingay, N.C., as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her grandson, Ryan Sabbagh and her sisters, Doris Tift and Mildred Taylor. Funeral services will be held in the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Saturday May 28, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Wooster Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to the time of the service. Special thanks to the staff at Hancock Hall, the place Dorothy called home for the last four years and to the Hospice Staff who made sure that Dorothy's final days were comfortable. They both provided compassionate care to Dorothy and her family.