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Dorothy Hoskey

March 17, 2019


Dorothy Hoskey passed away early Sunday March 17, 2019 morning at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Agawam, MA.  She lived a full and wonderful life.  Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by a daughter, Karen Hoskey (and husband, Kevin Barry);  a son, Dan Hoskey;  grandchildren, Chris Roy, Jeff Roy, and Amy Hoskey;  great-grandchildren, Tyler Hoskey and Kyle Paul Hoskey.  She has a long list of devoted friends that stepped up to help care for her when needed, including her best bud, Elaine Fallon. She was a graduate of Holyoke High School, class of 1950, worked in National Blank Book, Holyoke School Department, and later Stop and Shop.  She married the love of her life in 1956, and after 25 years of marriage, she had to say good bye to her beloved husband, Fred Hoskey, 1984, in death.  She devoted the rest of her life to her caring for her mother,  children, and great/grand children. In her free time, she enjoyed swooning to Jimmy Mazz and rocking out to CottonWood.  She was a avid crocheter, and loved making Afghans.  We had a saying in our family, "Keep grandma off the street, buy her yarn".  Every year she would sell her beautiful afghans at Mater Dolorosa Fall Fair and was heart broken when her cherished church was torn down.  She had seen many births, marriages, and deaths in that church.  She had a beautiful way of making just about anyone smile, and if you were giving her a hard time, she would throw you right under the bus. She spent many hours at Chicopee Dialysis, whose staff all became very dear to her, allowing her to bestow nicknames to all.  She never minded going.  She also bonded with her heart surgeon's assistant, Grace LaVallley, who helped Dorothy navigate the emotional side of illness. There will be a memorial gathering at 1 p.m. April 28th, at 41 Chestnut Street in Holyoke. Her spunk and tenacity will be dearly missed.  Sleep well, mommy..."

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