Dolores Baldwin

December 20, 1930October 13, 2012

Dolores M. Baldwin passed away unexpectedly October 13, 2012 after a brief illness. She was born December 20, 1930 in New York City, the daughter of James J. and Elizabeth F. (Halloran) Welsh. She grew up in North Bellmore, New York. She worked initially in Franklin Simon department store, Garden City, Long Island and later became a telephone operator for New York Telephone in New York City. Dolores also worked at Astrocom Electronics for 20 years as a quality control inspector until her retirement. She married William F. Cook on September 24, 1950 and resided in East Meadow, Long Island until 1959. They then moved to upstate New York making their home at Goodyear Lake. She was married to William for thirty years until his death in 1980. She then met the second love of her life and soul mate, S. Lawrence Baldwin and was married February 20, 1982 for thirty years until his recent death. Dolores had a beautiful voice and loved singing and dancing. She was involved in many musicals in young adulthood. In fact she met her first husband, Bill, while performing in a minstrel show together. Dolores was a very devoted grandmother, mother, and aunt. Her family was her world and her greatest joy was being with them. She enjoyed cooking and was known for her delicious recipes especially her baked beans and bread & butter pickles! In her retirement she and Larry belonged to an RV club and enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. They met many friends along their travels and established long lasting relationships extending their “family”. She belonged to the Goodyear Lake Association, Milford American Legion Auxiliary, Milford School PTO, and the Holiday Rambler RV Club. She was predeceased by her parents, brother James J. Welsh Jr., sister Elizabeth F. Acker, and both of her husband’s William Cook and S. Lawrence Baldwin. She is survived by her children Dale Cook of Cortland, NY, Dennis (Lori) Cook of Yuma, AZ, Sue Steen of Mannsville, NY, Trudy (Bill) Claudy of Hartwick, NY, Sherry (Bob) Hall of Gilbertsville, NY, Kelly (Michael) Butler of Oneonta, NY, Carol (Randy) Neale of Masonville, NY, and Kathy (Bob ) Miller of Wellington, FL. Dolores is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:00 am in St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta, with the Rev. Ronald Green, officiating. Friends may call on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 5 to 7 pm at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta, at which time the family will be in attendance. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Seminary, 301 Church Street, Mount Calvary, WI 53057-0505.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 18, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 19, 2012

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September 22, 2013

It's been almost a year since your passing. It's funny, but, I sometimes here your words of advice in things I do. "Are you sure you want that piece of cheesecake, dear?" or "Are you going to be alright being out there working on a night like tonight?" It gives me a smile to know you are still with me! I love you and miss you.

Victoria Claudy

September 22, 2013

Grandma was my best friend. Same with Grandpa. I think about them everyday. I will always keep the memories with me. I love you both.

Paul & Mae Smith

October 18, 2012

Dolores was a sweetheart and we loved her dearly. We will miss her and Larry a great deal. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family.

Paul & Mae Smith
Rome, NY

Robin Brown

October 17, 2012

Grandma Baldwin, Dolores, was one of the finest people I have ever known. Her spirit was one of love, caring, and fun. She was like a starburst of brightness when you were around her. I am so sorry for the family's loss. Dolores will be missed so much.

Steven Llewellyn

October 16, 2012

So sorry to hear of your loss, she was a very dear woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Steven and Christy Llewellyn

October 16, 2012

We are so saddened by the passing of "mom" Baldwin. She was a dear friend who always welcomed you with open arms and made you feel special. I'll always have the memory of her singing at the 25th wedding anniversary party. Our deepest condolences to Dale and the family. She was one of a kind and will be sorely missed. Jody & Brian Boest