Dorothy E. Richardson Ventura

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SELKIRK Dorothy E. Richardson Ventura, 83, died peacefully Thursday, September 22, 2005 with her family by her side. Dorothy had lived in Selkirk for 66 years. She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Ravena and had worked in the thrift shop and was a very active member of the Senior Projects of Ravena. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Bona Ben Ventura; daughters, Frances Stillwell and Barbara Bullis Ventura. Survivors include her children, Edna V. Stokes of Fla., Donna Thomas of Selkirk, Benay Britton of Fla. and Angelo Ventura of Selkirk; sisters, Alice Smith and Selma LaBuda; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, September 26 at St. Patrick's Church, Ravena. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dorothy may be made to St. Patrick's Church, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143 or to Senior Projects of Ravena, P.O. Box 142, Ravena, NY 12143.

Published in Albany Times Union from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2005