December 7, 1958 – September 5, 2018
Doreen Susan Bobrovsky, 59, of Wallkill Living Center in Middletown, NY where she resided for 17 years with her late mother, Mary Edith Bobrovsky, passed away Wed. September 5 in the home they shared. She lived with her parents all her life born in Yonkers, NY. Her late father, Ernest Bobrovsky cooked her spaghetti and baked cakes. Doreen graduated from Charles E. Gorton High School, her mother procuring not one but two diplomas for Doreen. The high school sent a special education diploma but Mary, known as Miss Edith by many, enabled Doreen to receive a “normal” diploma in the graduation march on stage, too. She leaves her sister, Sherry Bobrovsky-Collins, brother-in-law, Dr. Paul Collins, niece, Megan, and nephews Jake and Daniel of Wallkill, NY. She loved attending the children’s extracurricular events and honors. Her aunt, Maxine Jackson, formerly of Yonkers, NY, called her almost every day from Florida, and made Doreen’s day. She also leaves her Uncle Emmett Dannelly, former resident of Poughkeepsie, NY, currently in North Carolina.
Doreen, affectionately called Dodi, was a big Yankees and NY Giants fan. Strangers always put a smile on her face admiring her many caps. “Police shows,” as she put it, were her favorite, following monster and vampire programs. Dodi walked all over town with her mom and her big red shopping cart, her prized possession, after Eli Manning’s wall plaque and video games from her nephews. In her youth she enjoyed ice skating, bowling, Tibbett’s Pool, picnics, and bicycling in Untermyer Park and going to the movies with her family.
Dodi was extremely kind to everyone who recognized her, and she could stand up for herself, demanding independence. “I am very smart, and a very nice person,” she reminded us. Her mother never stopped teaching Doreen and she learned into her 50s. She received companionship and assistance through Anytime Health Care providers, Soma and Iona. Iona sang, danced and laughed with Doreen and recently told her “we are like a family.” Last week Soma told Dodi’s Inspire case manager, Chantelle, that she “worried about Doreen every night.” Chantelle worked with the Office of Persons with Development Disabilities which was a blessing to Doreen’s family in recent years, as well.
Doreen received healthcare from Crystal Run Healthcare, giving a challenge to Doctor Hull, particularly. The family is very grateful for her intervening in the family dynamics and patiently dealing with Doreen and her mother’s deafness.
- Visitation Tuesday, September 18, 2018
- Prayer Service Tuesday, September 18, 2018
- Burial Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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September 15, 2018
My dear friend Sherry, I was so saddened to here of Doreen's passing. I know she is together again with your mom; in a peaceful place in the caring and loving arms with our Lord. Hope that brings some solace to you at this difficult time. You were always so dedicated and a wonderful caring sister. I will always remember when you both would visit, and I would usually have just baked something from scratch and Dodi would always think it was yummy which made me feel good. I will always remember her to be kind and smart, and it was a pleasure to know her.
September 13, 2018
To my best friend Sherry,
I am so saddened at the loss of your beloved sister Dodi. You were a constant and dedicated caregiver to her and your mother. Always there when they needed you and you did so much to better their lives. I will never forget the happy smiling face of Dodi every time we met. Such a very sweet and friendly young lady. May you find peace in knowing she is with God and her family.
All my love,
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