Saratoga Springs >> Dorothy Bemis passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at her residence with her family by her side, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 69.
Born June 20, 1944, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine Fedory Caputo. A beloved wife, mother and grandmother, she in turn was loved by all her friends. She enjoyed relaxing at her summer property on Schuyler Island and enjoyed many years of boating on Lake George. Dorothy attended Vincentian Institute in Albany, worked for seven years at BOCES and also worked in her family's housing business for many years.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Wayne Bemis Sr.; her daughters, Kimberly Strainer of Saratoga Springs and Wendy (husband Bill) Slater of Wilton; her son, Wayne (wife Theresa) Bemis Jr. of Georgia; her sister, Elizabeth (husband Lewis) Hill; her grandchildren, Alex and Christopher Stewart, Brittany and Jessica Slater, Samantha and Bryan Bemis; and nieces.
Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway 584-5373.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway, and burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery on West Avenue.
The family wishes to thank Community Hospice for their kindness and care of Dorothy and requests memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.