Dorothy Dee

Obituary of Dorothy Dee

Dorothy Dee passed away with her family by her side on September 16, 2017. Dodie, as she was known by her friends, was born on February 4, 1930. She was the daughter of Dr. Arthur and Marion Guilfoyle and the youngest of her siblings, who predeceased her: Betty in 1971 and Art in 1981. Dodie graduated from the Convent School in 1948 and Le Moyne College in 1952. She was a social worker for St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Onondaga County Dept. of Social Services before raising her family. Dodie had great faith in God, loved her husband and best friend of 59 years, Syracuse attorney, John J. Dee, her children William (Jennifer), East Syracuse, James (Melon�), Huntersville, NC, David (Amanda), Negley, OH, and Sally, Tampa, FL, and her four grandchildren, TJ, Michael, Elliott and Liam, as well as her many friends. She was blessed with a great sense of humor and quick wit, loved a good time, and enjoyed the leisure hour. A sports enthusiast, she loved to waterski, play tennis and golf. She was a member of the SWDGA for 32 years. Dodie always enjoyed playing golf and bridge with her friends at Bellevue Country Club. During her life, she served on numerous committees for her church and community. On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, calling hours will begin at 9:30 AM, followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in DeWitt, NY. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery; 2315 South Ave., Syracuse, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, 960 James St, Syracuse, NY 13203 or Friends of Holy Cross School, Inc., 4112 E Genesee St, DeWitt, NY 13214.