Dorothy Marie Hart passed away into eternal heavenly rest on January 1, 2022. With dear loved family members by her side. Dorothy was born on October 2, 1927, to Helen and Patrick Mahoney of Poughkeepsie, New York. Dorothy is survived by brothers Robert Mahoney and Donald Mahoney and
sister Patricia Rider. She was predeceased by her brother Richard Mahoney.
On September 5, 1947, Dorothy married Richard E. Hart. Dorothy and Richard were married
almost 71 years until Richard predeceased her on March 30, 2018. Together they had six beautiful
children. Richard Hart (wife Janina), Thomas Hart (predeceased), Patrick Hart, Timothy Hart (wife Teresa), Daniel Hart (predeceased) and daughter Donna Buotte (husband Richard).
Dorothy was blessed with ten grandchildren, Sean Hart, Sarah Hart, Justin Hart, Ryan Hart, Christopher Hart, James Hart, Matthew Hart, Terri Hart, Leslie Tuttle and Eric Tuttle. In addition
to her ten grandchildren, she shared the pleasure of an additional seven great-grandchildren.
Dorothy dedicated her life to her husband Richard and their six children. And when grandchildren came along her dedication extended onto them. She also cared deeply for her nieces and nephews, cousins, and cousin’s children. Dorothy enjoyed the preparations for family gatherings at holiday time,
birthdays, wedding showers, baby showers. If an occasion called for a need, she was lovingly willing to take charge of the planning and preparations. In her younger years, she loved the art of
sewing. To the point where for one son’s wedding she sewed all the bridesmaids velvet gowns and
her own gown. Because she finally had a daughter, she loved to sew her dresses and matching
Easter outfits. Dorothy had a dining table large enough to plan and cut her patterns for sewing. Such dining table is where family and friends gathered daily, games were played, conversations were had, and all her baking was done.
Music really motivated Dorothy and brought her great happiness. She loved watching and listening to her favorite performers like Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Mills Brothers, Frank Sinatra and Glen Miller. During her childhood years Dorothy was a tap dancer which left her with great admiration
for tap dancing. She loved all dancing and especially loved dancing with her husband Richard. They were always happy on the dance floor together.
Dorothy was part of a large family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She seemed to have touched the lives of many these relatives, to the point where they
were still calling and visiting her until her day of passing. One great friendship that was still
ongoing was with her friend Mary B. Mary and Dorothy grew up as childhood friends and then
shared the same family neighborhood all through live. They would often get together and
laugh over childhood memories. It was a dear friendship.
Such love and admiration are a great legacy to leave behind for those who knew her as a wife, mother, aunt, cousin and friend. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all the people and lives that she touched.
Dorothy was also faithful in attending church at St. Peter’s in Hyde Park and Our Lady of the
Rosary in Poughkeepsie. God Bless Dorothy and all who have read her obituary. Due to COVID a gathering will be celebrated later in the spring. Arrangements are entrusted to Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc. 39 So Hamilton St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-452-1840. To send online condolences visit www.darrowfuneralhome.org
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