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Dolores E. Piekara passed away peacefully on July 19, 2015 after a long illness.
Dolores was the daughter of the late Jesse Leon and Vera Grace Smith Terpening , she was born on July 23, 1930 in Little Britain, N.Y.
She was predeceased by her husband Frank G. Piekara.
Dolores worked at the Washingtonville Central School and the Blooming Grove Day Care Center for many years before retiring.
Mom was a very giving, loving, confident and determined person, which she instilled in her children and grandchildren. She always told us that we could accomplish whatever we set our minds to do. She would never give up, even with her illness and would always be there for you, even if she didn't agree with a decision that you made.
Mom's greatest joy was being with her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was proud of each one and their accomplishments.
Dolores is survived by her longtime companion, Charles Decker, Sr. of Washingtonville. Her daughters Arlene Piekara-Smith and her husband Donald of Bloomingburg, Kathy Piekara of Walden and her son Michael Piekara and his wife Annette of Chester. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Tara Peterson (James) of Florida; Veronica Branch (William) of Virginia; Edward Illenberg of Walden; Bruce Illenberg (Jessica) of Parksville; Christopher Illenberg (Felicite) of Walden. Her great-grandchildren Caitlin Peterson of Texas; Shannon and Steven Peterson of Florida; Cora and Mary Branch of Virginia; Sarah Illenberg, Dylan Mackey; Haylie, Kyle, Ashlyn Illenberg, David Calabraese, Alexandria and Trinity Illenberg. Her cousin Barbara Nannini of Arizona, her life time friend, Doris Begg of Salisbury Mills, brother and sister-in-law Paul and Sophie Piekara of Monroe and her niece and several nephews.
The family would like to thank Darlena Geyer for all the care that she gave to Mom, to the office of Dr. Umangi Pantel, Dr. John Huges, Dr. Thomas Reed, The Cornwall Infusion and Radiation Center and Valley View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for all the care and compassion that Mom received during her illness, and the staff of the Pharmacy of the Chester Shop Rite.
Visitation hours will be held on Friday July 24, 2015 from 4-8 P.M. at the Lippincott Funeral Home, Inc. 92 Main Street Chester, N.Y. Funeral Services will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday July 25, 2015 at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery New Windsor, New York.
Arrangements by Lippincott Funeral Home, Inc. 469-4134 or www.ocfuneralhomes.com.