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.