Dolores Gleason

Obituary of Dolores L. Gleason



Dolores L. Gleason, 93, of the Town of Poughkeepsie, died at Northern Dutchess Hospital on Thursday, November 30, 2023.


Dolores was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, on July 29, 1930, to the late Angelo Savelli, and the late Lucia (Savelli) Griffen.  On January 9, 1949, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, she married the late William E. Gleason, Jr.


Dolores worked in retail at Young Folks Shop and Country Casuals before becoming a postal clerk at Vassar College from which she retired in 1992.  She was a member of the Poughkeepsie Senior Citizen Club and St. Martin de Porres Church.  Dolores enjoyed traveling, made the best chicken caciatore, and loved watching old cowboy movies in her later years.  Dolores was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and was the heart, soul, and entertainment of her weekly spaghetti and meatball dinners.  Dolores was funny, feisty, and loved by her family and friends.


Dolores is survived by her two daughters, Sharon Courselle and her husband Donald of Poughkeepsie, Colleen Wilkinson and her husband Peter of Pleasant Valley, her grandchildren, Nicole Goodfellow (Aaron), Amber Courselle (Christian Perry), Jordan Wissinger (Brian), Cody Wilkinson (Nicole), and her great-grandchildren, Hayden, Daisy, Sophia, Colbie, Oliver, Everett, Blake and Brantley.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Judith Pedatella.  Dolores was predeceased by her brother, Frank Savelli. 


Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.  A short service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 8, 2023, at 11:00 AM.  Burial will be at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in memory of Dolores to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or Hudson Valley Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, 9 Barnes Drive, Arlington, NY 12603.  Donations can be made online.


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Calling Hours

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave.
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Funeral Services

11:00 am
Friday, December 8, 2023
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States


10:30 am
Monday, December 11, 2023
St. Peters Cemetery
Salt Point Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
(845) 471-1870