Dorothy M. (Cassidy) Fogarty

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The funeral for Dorothy Fogarty will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Rochester, with the Rev. Harry Jewison officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Dorothy, 89, of Rochester, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Madonna Towers where she had resided for the last four months.

Dorothy Mae Cassidy was born April 14, 1925, in Rochester, to Frank and Mayme Cassidy. She graduated from Rochester High School in 1942, worked in Rochester at the Model Laundry and as a bookkeeper in Minneapolis for a short time. 

On June 4, 1949, she married Ralph Fogarty of Chatfield, at St Francis Catholic Church in Rochester. The couple moved to the Fogarty farm in Pleasant Grove, later to a farm in Oronoco, and finally moved back to Rochester in 1961. Dorothy worked for over 25 years at Rochester Public Utilities as a bookkeeper.

Survivors include two sons, Dan (Theresa) Fogarty of Mazeppa and Kevin (Ann Kellogg) Fogarty of Rochester; her daughter, Maureen "Mo" Bahr (Dave) of Rochester; six grandchildren, Jeff Fogarty (Machaella); Christine Fogarty (Greg Kelm); Max Bahr (Kelley); Molly Bahr; Nick Fogarty (Marcy); and Melissa Fogarty (Brian Mensink); seven great-grandchildren: Sara, Sydney, Heather, Shannon and Taylor Fogarty and Mia and Stevie Bahr; and brother, Gene Cassidy of Rochester; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; daughter, Mary Kay Fogarty, and sister, Evelyn Kearney.

Dorothy loved playing cards, camping with her grandchildren, traveling all over the U.S. during retirement, wintering in southern Texas, music, playing piano, and just enjoying life with family and friends.

Memorials are preferred to Seasons Hospice, Madonna Towers or the .

Macken Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

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Published in The Post-Bulletin on July 7, 2014