Obituary of Joyce Dollinger
Albion: Joyce C. Dollinger passed into paradise 7/19/17 surrounded by family and loved ones. Joyce was born 9/23/1936 in Albion, New York to George and Dorothy (VanStone) Coloney, and was the oldest of 4 siblings with Elaine (Gene) Banas, Carol (Bob) Evans, and George (Jennifer) Coloney surviving.
Joyce married Ralph H. Dollinger (dec 6/4/09) on June 30, 1956 and had 7 children, James, Diane (dec 10/15/11) Dick (dec 4/6/99) Viza, William, Ralph (Stephanie) Patricia (David) Kolb, Dorothy (David) Daniels, and Margaret. Surviving also are 38 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, each loved dearly.
A lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Church, where she gladly served the parish in numerous capacities from Finance Council to Eucharistic Minister. Joyce was known for her famous broccoli casseroles delivered to grieving families.
After the passing of her husband of 52 years, Joyce ran the family hotel/motel business until the day she died. Even at 80 years of age, she insisted on answering the phones throughout the night. She loved watching “Her Yankees”, NFL football and Fox News. Her biggest passion was her family. She collected a library of recipes, planning meals for the week ahead and for the large gatherings she enjoyed down to every detail, especially Christmas and the Fourth of July.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave. on Friday, July 21 from 5:00-8:00pm. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish/St. Joseph’s Church on Saturday at 10:00am. Interment will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish.