DOLORES M. BLAUVELT, 79, died at home on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Dolores, formerly of Poughkeepsie, had been a resident of Virginia Beach, VA, since 2010 where she resided with her husband, daughter and son-in-law.
Daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Ronk Garbarino, she was born in Poughkeepsie on January 18, 1934. Dolores was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School and retired in 2006 from Dutchess Community College. She loved to read, sit in the sun, crochet and knit.
On September 20, 1953, she married Emmett W. Blauvelt at St. Peter’s Church in Poughkeepsie. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Terri Reid and Jim Odell of Virginia Beach; Kim Blauvelt and William Stevenson of Poughkeepsie; Scott Blauvelt and his wife Mary of Milan; and Stacey Doscher and her husband Michael of Wallkill; her grandchildren Kristina Bell and her husband Alvin of California; Jennifer Cappello of Poughkeepsie; Amy Coley and her husband Elijah of Kansas; Sandra Burns and her husband Edward of Hyde Park; Nichole Doscher of Wallkill; great grandchildren Dai’Quez Bell of California; Jordan Odell of Kansas; and Ayden Cappello of Catskill. She was predeceased by her sister, Sandra Tsanos Ball.
The family would like to thank the staff of Bon Secours Hospice for the compassionate end of life care they provided her.
In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are being handled by the Cremation Society of Virginia.