Dorothy R. Teets (03/20/2018)

dorothy teets photoDorothy R. (Conklin) Teets of Peekskill, NY passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the age of 88. Daughter to Clarence and Lillian (Harbolic) Conklin, she lived in Peekskill most of her life, raising four children as a single mother. While working at the St. Mary’s Episcopal School as a housekeeper during the day she put herself through college at night, eventually earning her LPN and RN degrees. She went to work at the VA Hospital in Montrose for close to 30 years with veterans in the psychiatric ward who had suffered from what we know today to be Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dorothy was an energetic and outgoing woman, who was never one to sit still. She was always on the move. Lovingly nicknamed “booges” by her family, she loved to dance and could walk from one end of Peekskill to the next without missing a beat. She was an active member of the Peekskill Democratic City Committee where she developed amazing friends and an extended family, and worked tirelessly to elect local candidates she believed in.  She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Conklin, her father Clarence Conklin, her mother Lillian (Harbolic) Conklin, and her granddaughter Rebecca Ellen Teets. She leaves behind four children, Clifford, Joann (Fidgeon), Alvin, and Kevin as well as 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and an indomitable spirit that will not be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Peekskill or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Visitation will be held at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home 414 Washington Street, Peekskill NY on Friday, March 23rd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Celebration of life ceremony will be held at the St. Peters Episcopal Church of Peekskill on Saturday, March 24th at 11:30am.

Private Cremation Service to follow.


#9 Butch & Cindy Esterl 2018-03-26 06:09
Very saddened to hear of your loss.
She was a lovely, special person, who we know will be missed by her family and friends.

Butch & Cindy Esterly
#8 Romayne Carlin 2018-03-23 23:46
I'm saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of her family. Take comfort in knowing how much she loved all of you. Celebrate her love and the gift of her being your mother. Peace.
#7 Joan Martin Fiore 2018-03-23 11:53
I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in prayer! It was an honor to get to know your morher through your wonderful photos Kevin. Each photo told a special story. Thank you for sharing your sweet mom with us! God bless all of you!
#6 Connie Lobur 2018-03-22 15:58
One of the truly spirited and determined women I have had the privilege to know. Dottie, your humor , your generosity and your strength have been an inspiration. You will be missed.
#5 Margaret Devine 2018-03-22 13:54
Paul and I are so sorry for you loss. She is at home and at peace. We take comfort in knowing we'll all get to see our loved ones once again in Heaven. God bless y'all during this time and as you begin to move forward without her but never without your memories. She was such a special lady. I know she and my Mom are dancing on the golden streets of Heaven.
#4 Cathy Theodore 2018-03-22 10:49
Dear Al, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I never met her but she sounds like a wonderful woman. I know you will miss her terribly.

Only One Mother (author unknown)

Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky,
Hundreds of shells on the shore together,
Hundreds of birds that go singing by,
Hundreds of birds in the sunny weather.
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
#3 Cheryl DeLaVallierre 2018-03-21 19:20
My Deepest Sympathy to you Kevin and the rest of your family upon the loss of your Mom. I felt like I knew her through the wonderful things you said about her and the pictures you so generously shared with all of us. Your family adventures are memories you will cherish forever and they will help pick you up when you are feeling down. "It is not the Loss of her you will never get over but the LIFE of her and that my dear friend is a wonderful thing.
#2 Joe Braia 2018-03-21 18:00
Though I've only met her a few times through my friendship with her son Kevin, Dorothy was a very nice woman who'll be missed dearly by her family & friends.
#1 Joe Braia 2018-03-21 17:57
A very nice woman, she will be dearly missed by family & friends.

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