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Dorothy A. Burkowske

  CLINTON CORNERS, N.Y. — Dorothy A. Burkowske, 88, a lifelong resident of Clinton Corners, passed away Nov. 14, 2010, at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation in North Canaan.

She was born in Poughkeepsie on May 6, 1922, the daughter of the late Mary E. (Bedell) and Henry G. Burkowske.

Ms. Burkowske served in the United States Coast Guard, as a SPAR, during World War II, from March 1943 through December 1945.

She graduated from Oakwood Friends School and the Lewis Hotel Training School.

She retired in 1984 from the Dutchess County Infirmary in Millbrook, N.Y. She had been the dietetic assistant/food supervisor

She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Clinton Corners, the Upton Lake Grange No. 802, as well as the Pomona No. 32 State and National Grange. Dorothy was president and trustee of the Friends of Upton Lake Cemetery, a former member of the Pleasant Valley Vagabond camping group and the town of Clinton Historical Society. She was also a charter member of the Women’s Foundation of the U.S. Navy Memorial.

Survivors include an aunt, Jean Burkowske, and many cousins.

Funeral services and burial will held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Free Church, PO Box 157, Clinton Corners, NY 12514, or to the East Clinton Fire Company, PO Box 1, Clinton Corners, NY 12514.

Arrangements are under the care of the Peck & Peck Funeral Home in Pine Plains. To sign the online register go to peckandpeck.net.

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