Dorothy S. Funk

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MONTPELIER - Dorothy Stevens Funk, 89, died on February 1, 2013, in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., following a short illness.

Dorothy was born in Guildhall, Vt., on July 12, 1923, the daughter of Earl E. and Glenn (Whyte) Stevens. Dorothy was a graduate of Groveton High School in Groveton, N.H., and the University of Vermont.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother of her seven children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Robert J. Funk Sr., who passed away in 2002.

Mrs. Funk is survived by her children: Ann Funk Carr of Montpelier; Jean Funk Phillips of Silver Springs, Md.; Robert J. Funk Jr. of Applegate, Calif.; Joan L. Funk of Denver, Colo.; Stevens J. Funk and his wife Carla of Muskego, Wis.; Mary Jane Tappen of Tallahassee, Fla.; and Charles E. Funk and his wife Suanne of Parrish, Fla. Mrs. Funk's grandchildren are: A. Robert Carr and his wife Debi of Northfield; Jay Carr of Barre; Sara Phillips of Carrollton, Ga.; Daniel Tappen Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; Jennifer Tappen Smith and her husband Allen of Tallahassee, Fla.; Kaila Funk of Muskego, Wis.; Glenn Funk and Laney Funk of Parrish, Fla. Mrs. Funk is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Samantha Bubar of South Barre; Lydia Carr of Barre; Daniel Hurley and Connor Smith of Tallahassee, Fla.

Services for Dorothy Funk are scheduled to occur during Mother's Day Weekend. There will be a Memorial Mass 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 10, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Springfield, Vt. There will also be a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Montpelier, and burial in Green Mount Cemetery.

Experiences of her late husband and of friends prompted Dorothy to develop a strong interest in advances in treatment and developing a possible cure for Parkinson's disease. Donations in memory of Dorothy Funk are encouraged, in lieu of flowers, to the Vermont Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1 South Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401.

Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.
Published in Rutland Herald on Feb. 11, 2013