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Doris J."Dotsie" Hynes, 84, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at UVMHN -CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh. She was born June 7, 1932 in Berlin, N.H., the daughter of Treffle and Emma (Roy) Bilodeau. She graduated from Berlin High School.
Doris married the love of her life, Richard Hynes, on Feb.
13, 1956. They were blessed with three beautiful boys, Michael Richard, Brian Patrick and Shawn Walter, later relocating from New Hampshire to the Plattsburgh area. Doris worked for many years at Diamond International until her retirement. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, affectionately known to many as "Grammy Dotsie."
Throughout her life, Doris exhibited great courage and resilience, enduring the heartbreak of losing two sons to cystic fibrosis. With their memories in her heart, she drew strength from her faith and family. Her greatest joy was being "Grammy" to her grandchildren. She loved cheering them on whether it was at a Seton basketball game, an NAC soccer or volleyball game, or one of her granddaughter's many dance recitals.
She was also an amazing cook. Her ham spread, Beef-a-roni, Cub Scout Salad, Chicken Diane and pork fried rice were just a few of her many specialties. She truly shined at family gatherings and will always be remembered as the life of the party. If her cheeks were red, Doris was having a great time.
Doris was an active member of the local community. She was a
Cub Scout Den Mother, a volunteer at the St. John's bingo, and so enjoyed her role as the vibrant, strawberry blonde "pie lady" at both St. John's and Seton Catholic Christmas dinners. She was a
regular competitor at multiple area bingos, always vying for the "pickle jah," as she would say in her thick New England accent. Doris also enjoyed the occasional senior bus trips to the casino, never short on "words" for newcomers at the blackjack table. Her bingo buddies were her "second family". A special thank you to Tammi-her bingo angel.
Doris is survived by her loving son, Brian Hynes, and his
companion Lisa Letourneau of Plattsburgh; her devoted daughter-in-law, Terri Hynes of Morrisonville; four beloved grandchildren, Kaitlin Hynes of Albany, Carson Hynes of Albany, Gabriel Hynes of Plattsburgh and Rebekah Hynes of Plattsburgh; two sisters, Ida (Emileen) Pitre of Rhode Island and Cecile Roy of New Hampshire; several nieces and nephews; and her special feline companion,
Mia.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard; her sons,
Michael and Shawn; her parents; one sister, Mary Carr; and one brother, Lucien Bilodeau.
This special lady meant so much to her family and friends. There will truly be a void in our lives without her there, but the love and memories she blessed us with, will always be.
We love you and we will always remember how you "loved us more".
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 17
at Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at St. John's Church in Plattsburgh. Burial will be later in the year at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Divine Mercy Cemetery on Cumberland Head.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to
the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org or the North Country Honor Flight.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh.
Online condolences may be offered at www.brownfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 14, 2017
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