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SPITZER, Dorothy Marie "Dottie" (Hayes)
SPITZER - Dorothy Marie
(nee Hayes) "Dottie"
88, departed this physical world on the morning of June 3, 2012 in Marin County, CA, from complications following a fall in her home. Dorothy was a wonderful loving soul, a dedicated mother, an adored friend, a cherished grandmother and great-grandmother, and a beloved mother-in-law and aunt. Born to Grace and Leo Hayes on September 19, 1923 in Kenmore, NY, Dorothy graduated from Kenmore High School. Dorothy's father, Leo, introduced her to Robert Franklin Spitzer, her future husband. Following their marriage on February 16, 1946, Dorothy and Robert raised five boys and two girls. Her husband Robert's early death weighed heavily on Dorothy's heart, but she bravely shouldered the responsibility of being the matriarch of her family. Dorothy eventually moved to California to assist in raising her grandchildren. Dorothy is survived by her seven children, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, June 23 at 11 AM in St. Leo's Catholic Church, 600 West Agua Caliente Rd., Sonoma, CA 95476. Inurnment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Buffalo, NY at a later date. Arrangements by Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 West Napa St., Sonoma, CA 95476. Inquiries can be made to them at 707-996-3655. The full obituary can be seen by visiting their website at www.duggansmissionchapel.com.