Dorothy L. Oakes

Oakes, Dorothy L. LATHAM Dorothy "DeeDee" L. Oakes, 49, of Latham, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Community Hospice at Memorial Hospital, in Albany. Born in Glens Falls on April 8, 1963, she was the daughter of the late John and Marilyn (Dumas) Oakes. DeeDee was employed with the Internal Revenue Service in Latham as a data analyst, retiring in 2011 after 25 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed working out at Gold's Gym, traveling and most of all spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her cherished daughter at home, Angela Prezio, who was the light and center of her life, as well as her loving sisters, Sharon (Mark) Madden of Lake Worth, Fla., Margaret (Michael) Terry of Chestertown and Cindy (Skip) Speziali of Bradenton, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Billy, Michael, Patrick, Alisha, Dannon, Patrick, Brittani and Ami; greatnieces, Ella and Analise, and her godparents, Michael and Connie Cleveland of Lake George. DeeDee is predeceased by her sister, Bonnie Morehouse. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 347 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Fr. Francis Dubois will officiate. Interment will take place in Chester Rural Cemetery, Chestertown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Angela Prezio Trust Fund: c/o Deborah Fox-Campano, 17 British American Blvd., Latham, NY 12110. For information, or to light a memory candle forthe family, please visit

Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 5, 2013