Obituary of Dorothy Ann Kimiecik
Dorothy Ann Kimiecik, a lifetime resident of Florida, NY entered into rest on Saturday, January 7, 2023. Dorothy was born on January 3, 1938 in Goshen, NY. She was the only child of the late Charles Golembowski and Genevieve Kocot Golembowski. She was 85.
Dorothy grew up in the tenant house across the road from her grandparents’ farmhouse on Spanktown Road. She had many adventures with her special double cousin, Joan Kocot Sosler Poloniak who lived on the farm. When Dorothy was eleven years old she and her parents moved to Maple Avenue in the village of Florida. Dorothy completed her grammar school years at St. Joseph Elementary School and later graduated from S. S. Seward Institute. Dorothy then completed her secretarial training at the Spencerian Business School in Newburgh.
When Dorothy was fifteen she met her future husband, John while ice skating on Vernon’s Pond in Florida. They married on October 6, 1956. Dorothy and John were married for 58 years before John’s passing on June 30, 2015. They raised their four children in a loving and active home on Seward Highway. When Dorothy’s children were young she volunteered as a Brownie Scout Leader with her sister-in-law, Mary Kimiecik. She and Mary also volunteered to run the library at St. Joseph School for several years. Once Dorothy’s children were all in school she began a twenty five year career as a beloved and respected kindergarten and special education aide at Seward Institute and Golden Hill Elementary. She loved working with children and the children loved her.
Dorothy was active in the local community. She was a charter member of the Florida Quilters Guild, the Florida Historical Society and the Florida Knitters Club. She also was a member of the Friends of the Florida Public Library. Dorothy was a member of the Seward Alumni Association. She enjoyed keeping the alumni addresses current and up to date. Dorothy was an eighty five year member of St. Joseph Parish and she belong to the Living Rosary Society.
Dorothy is survived by her sons: Greg Kimiecik of Florida, NY and Jay Kimiecik (Kim) of Oxford, Ohio; her daughters: Sandy Kimiecik (Ellen) of Florida, NY and Kathy Kimiecik Foley (Paul) of Canada. Dorothy is also survived by her beloved grandchildren: Carly Kimiecik of West Lafayette, Indiana and Colin Kimiecik (Holly) of Crown Point, Indiana. She also had many special cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and several great-great nieces and nephews. She kept a special collection of toys and books for the children who visited her home. There was nothing that Dorothy loved more than visiting with her family and hearing their stories.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 13 from 3-6 at the T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Avenue, Florida, NY. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Saturday, January 14 at St. Joseph Church, 20 Glenmere Avenue, Florida, NY. Reverend Frank Borkowski will officiate. The burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Florida, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to the Seward Alumni Association (PO Box 506, Florida, NY 10921), the Florida Public Library (3 Cohen Circle, Florida NY, 10921), or St. Joseph Church (14 Glenmere Avenue, Florida, NY 10921).
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