unknown - January 8, 2014
Dora (Prindle) Neary, “Dot,” beloved mother of five rambunctious sons, passed away Jan. 8, 2014 at her home in Fayetteville. Dora was married for over 70 years to Joseph L. Neary, formerly of Solvay.
Born on Onondaga Hill in 1921, she moved to Pompey at age 12 to work the family dairy farm on Ridge Road. She was a proud graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, and worked as school nurse at DeVillo Sloan School in Syracuse, and continued to care for others throughout her life.
Dora’s greatest pleasures in life included her grandchildren, the family camp on Lake Ontario, travels to the western U.S., Alaska and Virgin Islands, her wonderful friends Carolyn (Neary) Gillette of Dubois, Wyo., and Valda Root of Fayetteville, and faithful springer spaniel, Ruby.
Grandma Dot is survived by husband, Joe; and sons, David (Diane) of Lander, Wyoming, Pat (Kyle) of Billings, Mont. and Michael (Amy) of Fayetteville; along with eight grandchildren, Katie, Anna, Petar, Marien, Jessica, Bryce, Amanda and Michael; and two great-grandkids, Madison and Katie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sons, John and Joe; her twin brother, Dave and sister, Ruth (Bryan).
Dora deeply touched many people throughout her life, and was particularly grateful for the love given her near the end by Moira Noble and Ann Gensler of Peace @ Homecare.
Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs St., Fayetteville. A memorial and burial will be announced and held in late Spring.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the SPCA, 5878 E. Molloy Rd., Syracuse, NY 13211.
For a guest book, please visit: scheppfamily.com.