ALBANY – Dorothy A. Kircher, 92, of Albany, passed away peacefully with family members at her side on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Teresian House in Albany. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Walter and Norine McCartan, and was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Donald. Dorothy and Don enjoyed their life together in Albany, Cooperstown and winters in St. Augustine. Faith and family were most important to Dorothy and she lived each day with a real joy for life. She enjoyed working at the Clapps Bookstore in Albany, and volunteering at the historic Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown as a tour guide. She also was an avid bridge player with the same women’s group for over 60 years.
Dorothy is survived by her six children: Noreen Morrison (Ronald), David (Lorna Moffre), Peter (Mary), Mary Butler (David), Kathy Weeks (Thomas) and Thomas (Cynthia). She also leaves behind her cherished extended family of 22 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
Dorothy’s family would like to express gratitude to the caring staff of the 6th floor of the Teresian House, Pastoral Care staff and the Carmelite Sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 900 Madison Ave., Albany on Tuesday, August 22, at 10:00am. Those wishing to remember Dorothy in a special way may make a contribution in her name to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, 40 North Main Ave, Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
I will always remember her smile and her laugh. She could light up a room!
Love you Gramma….Rachel
Nina & Tom Schillinger
Mary & Family,
So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. So glad you all had time to say goodbye.
Thoughts & Prayers
I am so very sorry for your loss! But I know she is happier being by your dad’s side. He will be happier too they are once again together! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Kevin and Karen Murphy
WE are so sorry for your loss, yet rejoice in the fact that she will be with you Dad and saving a place for
you all when it is your time.
Thinking of you and your family.
Mary my condolences to you and your family. In all the pictures I have seen of your mom on Facebook she always had the sweetest smile. You take after her with your beautiful smile. My prayers go out to all of you. XO
Debra and Mike
David so sorry about your Mom passing away. Please let your family know that we’re thinking of you and Lorna and your sisters and brothers husbands and kids if there’s anything we can do please please let us know .
So very sorry. She was a caring and loving lady. Enjoyed talking with her. Always with a great smile. She will be missed by many people especially her beautiful family. Joyce
Joanne and Paul Crispo
Noreen, Ron and family,
We were so sorry to read of your beloved Mother’s passing. We are out of town til Thursday and unable to be at the service, You and your beautiful family are in our thoughts and prayers. May your Mom rest in peace.
Joanne and Paul
Dorothy was a very nice lady.I remember Dorothy and Don when they attended St.Margaret Mary,s Church. I often walked home with them after daily Mass.They always had nice words to share with me.
Peggy and Art
Dear David and Lorna,
We are both so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Thoughts , prayers and love for both of you.
Tom and Iseko Torrsi
Our condolences to David and Lorna for your loss.
Tom and Iseko Torrisi
Robert W. Dylong
My sister, Vivian, joins me in extending our sympathy & kind thoughts to all the Kircher family. We knew Don & Dorothy as two of our favorite neighbors at Avila for the entire time they were here & then would see Dorothy at Teresian House often at Mass in their chapel. They are missed. We will schedule a mass intention for them with the Missionaries of Africa who do much good work on that continent.
David and Noreen and your entire family I would like to offer my condolence’s on the loss of your Mother.
I’m sorry I couldn’t join you at St Vincent’s but please be sure your Mother is in my prayers.
Dave I hope to see you soon.
I am very sorry for your loss .Please be assured that there is comfort to be found in His words at Revelation 21:4 and Daniel 12:2.
Noreen, David, Peter, Kathy, Mary and Tom,
I was so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I always remember that her life was centered around her family and her faith and always being home with her children.
When my mother was ill before she died, your Mom came to St. Peter’s and gave her communion and thanked her for being a good friend. I thought that was really special, and I still remember your mother’s kindness after all these years.
Wishing you all lots of prayers, healing and peace.