Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home

2125 Chili Ave, Rochester, NY


Dorothy L. "Dottie" Krause

7 octubre , 194510 febrero , 2020

Dorothy L. Krause of Rochester, formerly of Avon, NY, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020 at the age of 74, while surrounded by family, after a long illness.

Dottie was born on October 7, 1945 in North Tonawanda to the late Raymond and Alice (Carlson) Murray. After marriage she moved to Avon, NY where she volunteered at Avon Central Schools and was an EMT for the Avon Ambulance. When her children grew older, she pursued her nursing degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Monroe Community College.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Alma and Lesta, and brother, Dale. She is survived by her children, Patricia (Scott) Heitzenrater and James (Jennifer) Krause, her grandchildren, Allison and Kerstin; brothers, Richard Murray and Thomas (Shelly) Murray; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

Dottie was a dedicated Registered Nurse, who worked tirelessly for many years in the Emergency Rooms at both Highland Hospital and Park Ridge Hospital. She also spent countless hours volunteering for several different organizations throughout her life. Dottie was known to give 110% to everything she did and was a ball of energy.

Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on Saturday, March 21st, at 11:00am, at the Avon Inn, 55 E. Main St., Avon, NY 14414. The family has asked guests to please RSVP to the Avon Inn at (585) 226-8181, if you plan to attend or if you have any questions.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a volunteer charity of your choice in her memory.


  • Celebration of Life sábado, 21 marzo , 2020


Dorothy L. "Dottie" Krause


Jim Cook

28 febrero , 2020

A wonderful nurse ,who made my short time in the E.R more tolerable ,may she rest in peace

Laurie Cohen

16 febrero , 2020

I worked with Dottie for many years at Highland in the ER. She was a great nurse and taught me so much. She became a good friend. One of my most fun memories was the 2 days we spent "sponge painting" her living room and laughing. She was very proud of her children and spoke of them all of the time. She leaves many good memories with me and all who knew her.

Bob Krause

13 febrero , 2020

Immediately struck by your beauty, I soon fell in love with your heart and infectious energy. We share our birthday, which made us Soulfriends from the beginning. So impressed by the life you carved out for yourself and sharing your joy and passion with those in need. I’m honored to call you Aunt.
Thank you, from Debi and I, for making my life richer.

Mary Lou Thompson

12 febrero , 2020

Many happy memories standing up in your wedding, you and Mom chaperoning my sorority cottage, we spent so much time together years ago and we were more like sisters than sisters-in-law. Rest In Peace now Dottie🙏❤️

Betsy Jo Krause Quigley

12 febrero , 2020

Patty and Jim, so sorry to hear the passing of your mom.