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Walsh, Dorothy Ann February 4, 1942 - August 9, 2020

Dorothy A. Walsh of Bronxville, NY sadly passed away on Sunday August 9th at her beach residence in Seaside Park, NJ. Dorothy was 78 years old. “Dottie” as her friends and family affectionately called her was born at Yonkers General Hospital on February 4, 1942 to Angelina “Angie” (nee Landi) and Constanzo “John” Vetrano.  Dottie graduated PS #5 in 1956 and then Roosevelt High School in 1960 both in Yonkers. Dottie then attended the New York State University at Cortland where she was a sorority sister in the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and received her bachelor’s degree in Education in 1964.

Dottie was also a graduate of the Katharine Gibbs School and worked for McCall’s Magazine in Manhattan as an Executive Assistant before finding her calling as an educator within the Yonkers Public Schools where she taught for over 3 decades.“Mrs. Walsh” as she was known to all of her students was beloved as she was kind, gentle, loving and patient to all. Dottie was a board member and eventually president of the Yonkers Public Library Board of Trustees. She was also the President of the Young Woman’s Republican Party where she met the love of her life, her husband former Yonkers Councilman James M. Walsh. They were married on May 29, 1971 at Sacred Heart Monastery Church in Yonkers, NY. Dottie had numerous interests and hobbies. However, she most loved gardening, crocheting, DIY projects, arts & crafts, painting, Yankees baseball, music, as she was classically trained pianist, and above all else was her family and her 5 grandchildren to all of whom she will be deeply and sorely missed.  She is predeceased by her husband James, and her brother Gene Vetrano. She is survived by her three sons, Sean Michael Walsh, Brian Mathew Walsh (Tricia M. Walters-Walsh) of New Fairfield Ct. Colin Mark Walsh (Allison Otto-Walsh) of Somers, NY and by her 5 grandchildren Madison, Parker, Olivia, McKenna and Brinley. Mass of Christian Burial, 9:45 a.m. on Saturday August 15, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Bronxville, NY with a private interment at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY.

Mass: 9:45, Saturday, August, 15, 2020. St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville, NY

Entombment at Ferncliff Mausoleum, Hartsdale, NY


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    Mary McBride says

    Sean, Brian and Colin….I was so sad to hear about your Mom. You and she are in my prayers.

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    Deborah Otto- Jones says

    So sorry to hear this news. May the warm memories of your mother’s love bring you peace. I didn’t know your mom well, but during the times I was around her, I was struck by how warm and kind she was to me.my sincerest condolences to the entire family.

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    Lynn Anne Cicalo says

    Dear Sean, Colin, Brian, and Family,
    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. We loved Dottie. She was a good and dear friend. I spent many days with her at King School, and we remained friends ever after. We shared many happy and sad times over the years.
    We send our deepest sympathy and condolences. Mothers can never be replaced. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lynn Anne Cicalo, Frank Ninivaggi, and Anita Cicalo

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