Dorothy Alma Todd, 94, passed away early morning April 16, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Bedell, NY on October 1, 1926 the daughter of the late Merchant L. and Emma L. Rose Kelly. She attended a one-room school house until she went to Fleischmanns High School, where she graduated as salutatorian of the Class of 1944. After graduation, she worked at the school as secretary and then spent the next five years as a bookkeeper in the First National Bank of Fleischmanns. On April 23, 1950 she married Joseph E. Todd at the home of her parents. She was very talented at crocheting, making quilts, and sewing. She and her husband were active in a square dancing group for a number of years. Together with her husband they started Todd's Greenhouse and Nursery in 1962.
Surviving are her children: Rev. Adrian K. Todd, Marilee (Jon) Asher, Dorothy (William) Ward, and Joseph E. Jr. (Brenda) all of Fleischmanns. She has eight grand children, eleven great grand children, and one nephew that survive her. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph E. Todd Sr., son Jan Arthur Todd, and brother Arthur S. Kelly.
A Service to Celebrate and Honor the Life of Dorothy will be held on Monday April 19, 2021 at 11am at the family plot in the Bedell Cemetery, Little Red Kill Road Fleischmanns. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Middletown Historical Society Building Fund. You may share a special memory or condolence with the family on Dorothy's Tribute Wall at gormleyfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia.
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