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Dorothy A. DePlanche’
January 6, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Of Niagara Falls, NY, went to her maker after being diagnosed with a rare blood disease, on Saturday, January 6, 2024, in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport.
She was born in Niagara Falls, NY, on December 26, 1947, a daughter of the late Julian J. and Jane [Barszcz] Gawel.
Dorothy grew up on Monroe Avenue and attended St. Stanislaus Kostka School, Madonna High School (1965) and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute.
On May 3, 1969 she married her high school sweetheart, Roy Timothy DePlanche' and they lived in California and Germany while Tim was serving with the U.S. Army until they settled back in Niagara Falls.
She was employed with Union Carbide Corporation Research & Development, Litton Industries in Fort Ord, California, Niagara University, St. Charles Church, St. Timothy's Church in Tonawanda and the Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls.
For many years, she coached St. Teresa's Girls Basketball and served as an officer for St. Teresa's Home-School Association and Lunch Program. Along with her husband, she served as an officer for Page's Whistle Pig bowling league for over 20 years as well as various committees at Niagara Catholic High School. She was an avid volleyball enthusiast, playing weekly throughout her lifetime. She also served on the St. Charles Bingo Program and Parish Council until their closing in 2008. Along with her family and friends, she participated annually in the Ride for Roswell since 2001 and appeared in many publicity ads for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Her past-times also included enjoying being a Babci to her grandson, gardening, ebay and sports.
In addition to her husband Tim, she is survived by her children Jonathan T. (Kim) DePlanche' and Andrea M. (Brian) Kroening, a grandson Nathan Kroening, two sisters Laraine "Lori" (Fred) Hillman and Nancy Cimino, also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dorothy was the mother of the late Jennifer A. and Julie A. DePlanche'.
Her family will be present on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY.
Everyone is invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 10:00 AM at St. Raphael Parish, 3831 Macklem Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY with the Rev. Stewart M. Lindsay, OSFS officiating.
Dorothy's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Niagara Hospice House.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made in her name to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation.
Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.
Visit www.rhoneyfuneralhome.com, for guest register.