Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Dorothy Louise Namey (Conway) entered into eternal peace on September 4, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.
Dorothy was born on January 1, 1931 in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of the late Neal and Catherine Conway.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Joseph, who departed ten years prior to her on September 4, 2012, and her daughter Margaret “Peggy” Namey, December 24, 2013. Also, her siblings, Neal Conway, Joseph Conway, and Mary Azain.
Dorothy will be cherished by her children, Joseph and his wife, Cindy Namey, Shickshinny; Mary Kay and her husband, Dave Plisko, Sugar Notch; Neal and his wife, Marilyn Namey, Hanover Township; Jane and her husband, Carl Bienias, Hanover Township; and Albert and his wife, Tonya Namey, Gilbert, Arizona.
She was a proud and loving Grandmother to Laurie Namey, David Plisko (Amanda), Maura Kalman (Greg), Colin McNevin, Eric Plisko (Amanda), Alyssa Gutise (Ryan), Peter Blasi, Catherine Blasi, Brandon Bienias, Addison Namey, and Sutton Namey. She was a doting great grandma to Ayden, Katerina, Emerson, Juliette, Aria and Nolan, and an Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was a 1948 graduate of St. Leo’s High School in Ashley and was employed formerly at People’s Outfitting Company. She also served as Secretary and Treasurer of Sugar Notch Borough for over 25 years.
Dorothy was a faithful child of God and devoted much of her life to her calling in service to her Catholic faith. An active member of St. Charles Church in Sugar Notch, she was humbled and honored to be a sacristan there for over 25 years. She was the Past President of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Charles Church. In addition, she was an active member of the Regina’s of King’s College where she served as president.
Dorothy lived her life as a testimony of her faith and values. She let love guide her life. Her greatest joy was her family and giving generously in compassion and volunteerism. Dorothy enjoyed playing card games with her children and grandchildren, taking trips to the casino, and watching game shows and the nightly drawing. She was a model for her children and grandchildren as she lived simply, graciously, and happily. Those in her presence felt her unconditional love, unwavering support and an indescribable peace that permeated her.
With her contagious laughter and humble spirit, it was easy to be a friend of Dorothy’s. Even into her final days, her wit, her gentleness, and her smile was shared with all in her presence.
Her most admirable trait was her strength and resilience, despite life’s obstacles and challenges. Without formal training in nursing care, Dorothy took pride in being the primary caretaker of her daughter, Peggy, and saw this as a beautiful opportunity from God for 48 years. Dorothy was an optimistic woman of God and was an example of what faithfulness and love can bring.
Our family is forever grateful to Allied Services Center City, where she resided for six years. She entertained the loving and loyal staff while being provided with phenomenal care.
Funeral service will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. 689 Hazel Ave, Wilkes-Barre with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 33 Manhattan Street Ashley, at 9:30 am. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends are invited to join the family for visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 9 and from 8:45 am until the time of service Saturday morning.
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