Dorothy M. Moody

Dorothy M. Moody, 91, formerly of 15 Riverside Drive, Saranac Lake where she lived for many years, and formerly of 8 Crossfield Ave., Saranac Lake where she lived for 10 years and formerly of Will Rogers where she lived for three years, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at River Ledge Home in Ogdensburg, where she lived since April 4, 2013.

Born in Saranac Lake on Oct. 16, 1922, she was the daughter of Charles and Edith (St. Louis) Brown. Dorothy was married to Paul Rochester who died in 1986 after more than 40 years of marriage and her husband Henry Moody, whom she married Oct. 1, 1988, died in 2005.

A resident of Saranac Lake for most of her life, Mrs. Moody was employed as a nurses aide at Gabriels Sanitarium and later Uihlein Mercy Center. She had been employed at the New York Telephone Co. in Rochester and worked for Rochester Products Division in the 1940s. Mrs. Moody was a member of the Secular Order of St. Francis, St. Joseph Fraternity since the 1960s. She was also a communicant of St. Bernard’s Church where she was a member of the Catholic Daughters Court St. Bernard and the Altar and Rosary Society. She loved her church and her family. Dorothy was a well known local artist who exhibited her paintings at the Paint and Palette and recently at Will Rogers. She also enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles, reading and hiking and was a volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Bank.

She is survived by two daughters: Patricia Fox of Belleville, Ontario, Canada, and Margery LaBombard of Batavia, two grandchildren: Marcie Yarbray of Colflax, North Carolina and Schoen LaBombard of Albany, two sisters: Muriel Sweet of Batavia and Eleanor Gauthier of Saranac Lake; five great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Rochester, her husband, Henry Moody, her father Charles Brown and her mother Edith St. Louis.

Calling hours will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday with the Catholic Daughters and the Altar and Rosary Society in attendance. A Mass of Christian burial will take place, with a Catholic Daughters Honor Guard, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at St. Bernard’s Church with the Rev. Patrick Ratigan and the Rev. Patrick O’Reilly concelebrating. Interment will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery.

Friends wishing to remember Dorothy may make memorial contributions to the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. in care of the funeral home. Family and friends may also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at