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BURLINGTON FLATS - Dorothy May Benjamin Bolton, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Cooperstown.
Dorothy was born Sept. 18, 1927, in Burlington, the daughter of the late Murray and Florence Stickles Benjamin. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband of 35 years, Bruce; grandchildren, Ericka and David Bolton; siblings, Richard, Adrian, Donald, Murray Jr., Orlo, Sidney, Charles, Ada, Verona, Carrie Bookhout and Mildred Stebbins.
She is survived by children, Patricia, James (Tam), Jack (Gail), Thomas (Demi) Bolton; grandchildren, April (Scott) Smith, Daniel (Jody), Mark (Amy), Mike (Jenilee), Jeremy (Megan), Kevin, Ryan Bolton; great-grandchildren, Arissa, Avery, Alli Bolton, Anna and Benjamin Smith, Brenna, Bryce, Madison, Rory, Braelyn, Landon, Eliana and Amber Bolton; brother, Kenneth; sisters-in-law, Martha, Jeanette and Sharon Benjamin; several nieces and nephews.
A lifetime area resident, Dorothy was employed with Edmeston Central School from 1958 to 1990. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burlington where she taught Sunday school, and sang in the choir. She was also an avid quilter.
Graveside committal services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Burlington Green Cemetery, County Route 16 in Burlington, with Pastor Barry Davis officiating. Calling hours will from be 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home, 30 South St., Edmeston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Burlington, 225 County Highway 16, Burlington Flats, NY 13315, or Edmeston Emergency Squad, 27 East St., Edmeston, NY 13335, in loving memory of Dorothy.
Arrangements are with NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker of Delker and Terry Funeral Home.
To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or Facebook/Delker and Terry Funeral Home.
Published on February 21, 2018
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