Mrs. Dorothy Crouse, 91, formerly of Steamburg, New York died Friday evening, April 27, 2012 at the Absolut of Salamanca, Salamanca, NY, following a long illness.
Born February 8, 1921 in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Winifred Printup. She was married to Mr. Arthur D. Crouse, who predeceased her in October 1976.
She was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Turtle Clan. She was a fluent Seneca speaker.
She worked various jobs within the Seneca Nation of Indians and was a homemaker. She was an avid baker, quilter, and enjoyed gardening. She was a former member of the Emmanuel Missionary Church in Steamburg, NY.
Surviving are: 6 daughters, Karen Veccilo, Los Angeles, CA, Nancy (Willard) Moyer, Rixford, PA, Shirley "Chic" (Tyler) Heron, Salamanca, NY, Linda Crouse, Crested Bute, CO, Michelle (Bill) Snyder, Steamburg, NY, Susan George, Salamanca, NY; 2 sons, Michael (Mary Kay) Crouse, Steamburg, NY, Allen (Sue) Crouse, Steamburg, NY; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by 2 daughters, Judith John and Patty Crouse, 1 son, Arthur L. Crouse, 1 brother, Robert Kerwin, and 1 sister Elaine Good.
There will be no visitation.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.
Private funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Burial will be in Hillside Haven Cemetery, Steamburg, NY.
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