Niagara Gazette


October 16, 2013

Dorothy Louise (May) Woolcutt

LEWISTON — Dorothy Louise (May) Woolcutt, 89, of Lewiston, NY, passed away on  Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence, Lewiston, NY, after a long illness.

She was born on December 6, 1923 in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late William and Matilda (Pettit) May.

In 1943 she married William Robert "Bill" May. He predeceased her on November 23, 1953. On June 28, 1957, she married Charles Woolcutt.

Dorothy graduated from Niagara Falls High School and worked for a time at Marine Midland Bank. In her leisure time, Dorothy enjoyed bowling, reading, gardening and shopping and loved hiking and picnicking with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed volunteering at Memorial Medical Center Gift Shop for 20 years.

She will be remembered for her joke telling and her love of making people laugh.

Dorothy is mourned by her devoted husband, Charles Woolcutt; daughter, Diane (James) Biniecki of Amherst; sons, Darryl (Pamela) May of Ransomville and Kenneth (Ruth) Woolcutt of Edwards, IL. Also bereaved are her six grandchildren, Margaret (Ron) Nowak, Susan (Steve) Moretti, Kevin (Cindy) May, Sabrina May, Jacob and Sarah Woolcutt. Great-grandchildren, Michael, Christopher and Steven Nowak and Isaac, Liam and Stella May also survive. Dorothy also leaves behind one sister, Ruth (late Henry) Clements and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Kenneth May, Frances Wasenko and Betty Gilchrist.

The family will be present on Friday from 3-7 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 901 Cayuga Street, LEWISTON, NY. Memorials may be made in her name to the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. 8th St., Lewiston, NY 14092. Inurnment in Budd Cemetery, Town of Cambria, NY.

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