Dorothy Jacobsen
Jacobsen, Dorothy CLIFTON PARK Dorothy Jacobsen (nee Keefe), 94, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady. Dorothy was born and raised in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Edward and Loretta (Miller) Keefe. She resided in Clifton Park for the last 54 years and was a founding member and communicant of St. Edward the Confessor Church. Dorothy was a graduate of Fordham University, class of 1951. She attended night school post World War II, the only woman in her class. She was devoted to Fordham University and supported it throughout her life. Graduating with a marketing degree, she worked steadily, eventually becoming self-employed as an accountant for numerous companies in the Capital District. She continued to work into her 90's. Dorothy married William Jacobsen on January 8, 1955, at Holy Innocents Church in Brooklyn. Dorothy and Bill built lifelong relationships within their community, especially through their devotion to St. Edward's Church. Dorothy served as a cathecist as well as sacristan at St. Edward's Church for many years. She was past-president of the Siena College Women's Club and donated time, treasure, and skill to many other charitable organizations. Predeceased by Bill in her 50's, Dorothy continued to be deeply committed to her family, community and church. First and foremost she was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and many friends. She was affectionately known as "GDot" to her grandchildren and many of their friends. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, William; her parents; her brother, Edward Keefe; and one infant son, William Jr. She is survived by her children: Ellen (Mark Kornfein), Fred (Nancy), Mary (Peter Rienzi, MD), and Peggy (Dave Gasper); as well as her beloved grandchildren: Billy Jacobsen, M.D. (Sara Jacobsen, M.D.), Katie (Kyle Richter), Beth (Bradley Toone), Emily Kornfein, Claire Rienzi; and her great-grandchildren: Luke and Will Richter, Tyler Jacobsen. We are grateful for our mother's long life and the many joyful memories we were privileged to share. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of her caregivers. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Tuesday, December 1, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Patrick Butler at 12 p.m. in St. Edward the Confessor Church. Interment will be in the Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. A donation may be made in her memory to St. Edward the Confessor Chuch Building Fund, 569 Clifton Park Center Rd, Clifton Park, NY, 12065.



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Published by Albany Times Union on Nov. 28, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Dec
1
Calling hours
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
St. Edward the Confessor Church
569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, New York
Dec
1
Mass of Christian Burial
12:00p.m.
St. Edward the Confessor Church
569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, New York
Funeral services provided by:
Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home
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Tina Kelly
December 2, 2020
Priscilla Duncan
November 30, 2020
Mary and family,

I’m so saddened to hear the news. I can remember so many times hanging out at your house back in high school! She has a heart of gold!
Love, Priscilla Duncan (Whinnery)
Priscilla
Friend
November 30, 2020
Dear Mary, Peggy, Freddy and Ellen,
My Mom, Jeff , William and I send our loving wishes to you and your family. We all have such fond memories of your mom. She was such a fixture in the old neighborhood. I will hold all of you in my heart today and think of Mrs.J and your family with much love and affection. xoxo Polly
Paula Kremer
Friend
November 30, 2020
Paula Kremer
November 30, 2020
Such a classy woman. Although I haven’t seen you in years you are still a role model. I remember when I was a little girl how gentle and warm you were to your Mom,my mother Peggy Miller Karl and myself. I loved visiting with you in your Mom’s apartment in Brooklyn. Dorothy was my first cousin once removed.
Margaret Karl Geraghty
Family
November 30, 2020
Margaret geraghty
November 30, 2020
Mary, Claire, Peter, Peggy, Dave and Fred:
So sorry in the loss of your mother/grandmother. She was truly an amazing women we were so blessed to have met her and spend time with her as well. Thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time. Love, Dawn, Larry, Maiah & Bryan DeGironimo
Dawn DeGironimo
Friend
November 30, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss.
I remember your mother well.
When we were growing up she was friends with my mother.
I remember that she was always nice to me.
I always knew that she was someone special.
Michael Burke
Neighbor
November 29, 2020
Peggy and Family
Sending much Love to you and Your Family. Your Mom was such a lovely Lady. Remembering her always with a Smile.
Lucy Febo-Bress
Friend
November 29, 2020
Jeannine Kelley
November 29, 2020
Ellen and family i am so so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. I loved the pictures you would post with her in them. She looked like she had a lively active life. May God grant you peace as you go through this difficult time.

Much love old friend,
Sue Favreau Menges
Seminole, FL
Sue Favreau Menges
Friend
November 28, 2020
So sorry for your loss.
Joe Roney
Friend
November 28, 2020
I have nothing but fond memories of Aunt Dorothy. Deepest condolences to her family and friends.
William Leman
Family
November 28, 2020
a loved one
November 27, 2020