Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home

1671 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY


Dorothy E. Besant

April 19, 1923June 23, 2019

BESANT - Dorothy E. (nee Protzman) June 23, 2019. Cherished wife of the late Dan William Besant; loving mother of Jacqueline (James) Kilger, Michelle (Ralph) Palmieri, late Robert (Cheryl Ann) and late Richard Besant; grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 24; sister of Daniel Protzman, predeceased by two brothers and five sisters. Family will be present on Thursday form 4-6 PM at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Road. Family and friends are invited to assemble for a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Aloysius Church Friday at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to Brothers of Mercy Healthcare Facility. Online condolences may be offered at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com


  • Visitation Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 28, 2019


Dorothy E. Besant

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Patty Young-Szlapak

June 24, 2019

Rest in peace, Dottie. You were ever a beautiful, bright light with your outpouring of kind words, complements, and hand holding. My Aunt Hazel was so thankful and blessed to be your roommate. The two of you truly were "best friends" throughout your residency. It was a true joy and my pleasure to visit with you daily over the last few years. I am a better, happier person because of your presence in my life. Thank you, my friend. You will not be forgotten.