In Memory of Olive (Adey) Dorris

July 24, 1919 - April 26, 2019

Resided in Deerfield, NY


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Olive (Adey) Dorris, 99, formerly of Deerfield, NY, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on April 26, 2019 after spending the last several years of her earthly life under the loving care of the staff at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, NH.

She was born in Ovenden, Yorkshire, England on July 24, 1919, daughter to Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (Hardaker) Adey. She immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1920 and settled in Utica, NY. She graduated from Utica Free Academy in 1936 and from the Utica School of Commerce in 1937.

Mrs. Dorris worked at Commercial Travelers Insurance Company and retired from the Medical Societies of the Counties of Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Oswego and Cayuga in 1987. On September 19, 1942 she married S/Sgt Albert J Dorris at Fort George G Meade, Maryland. Mrs. Dorris was a member for many years of Trinity Lutheran Church, Utica, NY.

Mrs. Dorris leaves a daughter, Susan (Stephen) Vekasy of Keene, NH, two grandsons, James (Sarah) Vekasy of Pittsford, NY and Matthew (Marissa) Vekasy of Norfolk, MA. She also leaves 4 great-grandchildren, Amelia, Nora, Oliver and Caroline Vekasy. She is pre-deceased by her husband in 2000 and son, Thomas Hartley Dorris in 1994.

Calling Hours will be held on May 9, 2019 from 10 to 11AM at Friedel, Williams and Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Road, New Hartford, NY. A committal service at Glenside Cemetery, New York Mills, NY will follow.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to Trinity Lutheran Church, 2620 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502 or the Maplewood Nursing Home Activities Department, 201 River Road, Westmoreland, NH 03467.