Dorothy Evelyn Ahlf

May 26, 1925May 26, 2011

Dorothy Ahlf, wife of the late Walter Ahlf, died on May 26, 2011 at Hancock Hall, 31 Staples Street, Danbury.

Dorothy was born in New London, CT on March 29, 1925 daughter of the late Charles and Dora (Carpenter) Hunter. She moved to Danbury as a very young child and made it her home for the rest of her life.

Dorothy was involved in the foster care system for over 40 years. Lucy Murphy has remained particularly close to her and has been a great source of help and comfort. Louella Sustad also visited and sent cards and letters that were supportive. Dorothy was also employed by the Danbury School System as a paraprofessional for 35 years. She truly enjoyed her job and only retired as her health took a downward turn.

Dorothy prided herself in her independence and always maintained an impeccable home. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family was always her priority.

She is survived by her daughter Kathy Lynn (Pillow) and her son-in-law, Jehad Sabbagh of Danbury, her grandson Kurt Sabbagh and his wife Kirsten, her great grandchildren, Jacob and Madison Sabbagh of Danbury. She is also survived by her sisters, Charlotte Prybylski of Danbury, Ruth Garcia of Charleston, S.C. and her brother Charles of Hemingay, NC, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Dorothy is predeceased by her grandson, Ryan Sabbagh and her sisters Doris Tift and Mildred Taylor.

Funeral Services will be held at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Saturday May 28, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Wooster Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:30 to the time of the Service.

Special thanks to the staff at Hancock Hall, the place Dorothy called home for the last four years and to the Hospice Staff who made sure that Dorothy's final days were comfortable. They both provided compassionate care to Dorothy and her family.


Dorothy Evelyn Ahlf

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Fred & Mari Kampmann

May 31, 2011

Dear Kathy and Jehad, Our hearts to out to you and your family at this sad time. Wish we could be closer to support you.
Our love and condolences.
Mari and Fred

Warren Levy

May 31, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Bob&Vickie Hambrecht

May 28, 2011

Kathy, Thinking of you today.The picture of Dot captures her spirit and way we will remember her. Our sympathies to you and your family. Sincerely, Bob&Vickie

joan gore

May 28, 2011

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Sue Davison

May 27, 2011

Kathy and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. Another Angel in Heaven for you...
With sympathy, understanding and love,
Sue and Ned Davison
Seven Lakes, NC

Amy Morgado-Peterson

May 27, 2011

To Mrs.Ahlf's family,So sorry to hear of her passing I was a cna at Hancock Hall a few years ago,when I got to meet her,she was a great woman.She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Joyce Carvalho

May 27, 2011

Dear Kathy and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Dorthy's passing. I have such fond memories of working with her at Broadview. She was always up-beat and loving. We would talk and laugh about our trips to her favorite "boutique", the Goodwill Thrift Shop. I am sure she is still spreading love and joy at her new home. With Love, Joyce Carvalho

kathy boyle

May 27, 2011

words cannot express the way i am feeling...just know that i love you dearly and will never will be sadly always....katie