Dorothy L. (Gordon) Waugh

Born: Sun., Jan. 12, 1919
Died: Sat., Mar. 2, 2019

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 09, 2019
Location: St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church

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WATERTOWN/HARRISVILLE, NY ~ Mrs. Dorothy L. Waugh, 100, a former, longtime resident of Harrisville, died peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at home surrounded by members of her loving family.  She had been briefly under the care of Jefferson County Hospice.

Dorothy was born January 12, 1919 in Lowville, the daughter of the late Charles Crane and Sadie Adele (Hall) Gordon. She graduated from Lowville Academy and received her teaching Degree from Oswego Normal School (SUNY Oswego) in 1939. Dorothy taught briefly in a one room school house in Lowville. On September 11, 1943 she married Lt. Doran E. Waugh in Columbus, Georgia. She and Doran purchased Harrisville Hardware Company on December 18, 1946 and operated Waugh’s Hardware until their retirement.  

Dorothy was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, the Adirondack Grange, Harrisville Senior Citizens and was a communicant of St. Francis Solanus in Harrisville and St. Patrick’s Church in Watertown. Dorothy loved spending time with her family at her camp on Lake Bonaparte, she enjoyed swimming, was a member of the Mapleview Bowling Team, loved Syracuse University Basketball, crossword puzzles and traveling to see her children and grandchildren.  Dorothy was known for her positive attitude toward life.

Dorothy is survived by a son, Edward G. Waugh of Spring Lake Heights, NJ; two daughters, Constance (Jerry) Roese of Forest Hill, MD and Patricia (Kenneth) Scott of Watertown; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, Diane Waugh of Jackson, NJ, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by a daughter, Pamela (Lonnie) McCarter, her husband Doran, and by all of her siblings: Floyd, Charles, Kenneth, Raymond, Freddie and Winifred Gordon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Francis Solanus Church in Harrisville with Father Donald Manfred and Father Christopher Looby, concelebrating. Burial in St. Francis Solanus Cemetery will be held in the spring.

A graveside service for Dorothy will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11:00 AM in St. Francis Solanus Cemetery, Harrisville, with the Rev. Christopher Looby, officiating.

Memories and condolences may be shared with Dorothy’s family online at Arrangements for Mrs. Dorothy Waugh are under the care of the Scanlon Funeral Home of Harrisville.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s honor may be made to Jefferson County Hospice, St. Frances Solanus Church (Harrisville, NY), St. Patrick’s Church (Watertown, NY), or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Charitable donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the following organization:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Tel: 901 495 3300

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Heather M. Andresen
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Sarah and family,
My condolences and many thoughts sent your way during this time.
Heather (Martin) Andresen

Donald Cook
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Mrs. Waugh was never without a smile for me. She was always a gentle soul. My sympathies to the family.

Kelly A Ritz
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Heartfelt sympathy to her family. What a special lady! Fly High RIP Dorothy.

Mark & Kelly Ritz

Lynda and Elton wood
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Family of Dorothy we are sorry to hear this. She had her 100 birthday. Had a good life she was a beautiful lady. Always love going into store and seeing her. She will be miss. Lynda and Elton wood

Patricia M. Ford
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
I got to know and like both Mr.& Mrs. Waugh through their business when I worked at Camp Trefoil many years ago. What a pleasure it was for me - they were both so friendly and helpful. May they both rest in peace and may their families and other friends have equally as good memories.

Rod and Helen Grigg
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Sorry to hear about the passing of this Harrisville icon. It was always a pleasure going into the store and talking to her. Our sympathy to Ed, Connie, Pat and all of the Waugh family.

Kathy Manchester
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Dorothy was certainly a lovely lady and well loved by Harrisvillians and parishioners at St. Francis. She made a great peach pie, (loved by my family), and surely cut a lot of pieces of pies at parish functions! She and my mother attended LACS together back in the 1930s and were good friends for life. Prayers to her family.......

Fred & Cindy Cole
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Just want to say how sorry we are for your loss . She lived a long and happy life. Our prayers are with you all .

Ken @ Joanne Seymour
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Dear Pat, Connie and Ed, We are so sorry to hear of Dots passing. We will always remember her beautiful smile. We enjoyed our great visits with her.
She talked with such pride about her family. Good memories. So sorry for your loss. Love and Prayers to you all.

Mary Hoch Kelley
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
My condolences to the Waugh family. Dorothy's mother Sadie was my great Aunt - brother to my Grandfather Leon Hall. I remember driving with my parents ( Vic and Dorothy Hall Hoch) to the store in Harrisville. Dorothy was well loved and respected. Love to all.

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