Dorothy McDonnell Fielding of Accord, NY, passed away on January 11, 2023. She was 89 years old. Dorothy was born on August 21, 1933 in The Bronx, NY to Catherine “Kitty” (Koppel) and Daniel P. McDonnell and grew to adore her brother, Daniel.
After business high school, Dorothy worked for BBDO advertising in NY City as a bookkeeper and secretary until a blind date that led her to the love of her life, Thomas E. Fielding. Dorothy and Thomas married on Easter Sunday and raised five adoring children; their love story lasted more than half a century on Earth.
Dorothy worked her way up from a teacher's aide in the 1970s to District Treasurer for the Hendrick Hudson School District until her retirement in 1995. Dorothy was a Communicant of St. Christopher's Church in Buchanan and later Our Lady of Lourdes in Kerhonkson where she was a joyful congregant, volunteer, and choir member. Dorothy volunteered as both a GS Troop Leader and BS Den Mother, and more recently, the Women's Auxiliary for the Knights of Columbus.
Her faith informs us that she left the prison of Alzheimer's behind to be surrounded by the eternal embrace of her family and friends who left this earthly world before her. A friend to all, surrogate mother to many, and kind soul will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her children, Cathryn Towers (Daniel), Carolyn Fielding, Rosemarie Muscolo (Frank), Elaine Zuccardo, and Thomas Fielding (Ginny); grandchildren, Meghan Towers (Paul Reyes), Ryan Towers (Michelle), Danielle Ware (Jeff), Thomas Muscolo (Collette Laflamme), Christine Ad (Omer), Serg Saradjian, Aurora Dorothea Saradjian, Marissa Zuccardo, Shayna Fielding, and Kyle Fielding; great grandchildren, Quinn Mantei, Eliza Ware, Bennett and Philip Muscolo, Lia Dorothy Ad, Theodora Reyes.
Visiting will be held on Sunday, January 15th from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm at Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, January 16th at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kerhonkson. Burial will follow at Pine Bush Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved, Thomas.