Stella A. (Balses) Dorsett, 93, of Margaretville died September 11, 2012 at Margaretville Hospital.
She was born June 10, 1919 in Manhattan, the daughter of Stan and Tessie (Zuikis) Kaznak. Stella married Thomas W. Dorsett on November 3, 1946 at Yorkville. He died September 10, 1999.
Stella was employed at Macy’s Department Store and also at Stern Brothers Department Store in New York City. Later Stella was an assistant librarian at the accounting firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., also in New York, before retiring from that firm in 1980.
She enjoyed people coming to visit and having her daughter’s friends come to her home. She liked to cook, bake, crochet, read and take care of her flower garden and lawn ornaments. Stella helped her husband doing paperwork for Postal Service Holy Name Society and was a Democratic Election Inspector for the Town of Middletown. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Margaretville.
Stella is survived by two daughters, Arlene Dorsett Vining and son-in-law Robert Vining, and Stella Corigliano. Several nieces and nephews also service.
Calling hours were held at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville on Thursday Sept. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday Sept.14, 2012 at Sacred Heart Church, Margaretville with the Rev. Paul Catena, celebrant.
A committal service was held at the Andes Cemetery prior to burial.
Donations in memory of Stella A. Dorsett may be made to American Legion Post 216, Margaretville, NY 12455 or the Margaretville Fire Dept or to Catskill Area Hospice.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.