Dorothy A. Hapanowicz, 95, of Utica, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on Monday, May 6, 2019.
She was born in Utica on July 15, 1923 the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Miller Norbin. On August 1, 1948 she was united in marriage to Thaddeus (Ted) Hapanowicz, a loving union that lasted 32 years until Ted's passing in 1980.
Dorothy was a strong and kind woman, who dedicated her life to her family. Her children and grandchildren were blessed to have her and will miss her forever.
Dorothy is survived by her beloved children, daughter, Patricia Hapanowicz of Sauquoit; daughter, Carol White and son-in-law Robert White of Tampa, FL; daughter, Janet Hapanowicz and son-in-law Alan Kamauff of Hebron, MD; son Daniel Hapanowicz of Utica and daughter Diane Hapanowicz of Utica, who was her devoted care taker for the past three years. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren; Danny, Aaron and Julia Hapanowicz her daughter-in-law, Heidi Bakert and her dear cousin, Dolores Caviola. Dorothy is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews and extended family.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her beloved son, Michael Hapanowicz in 1978; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Lila Norbin and William and Jean Norbin; and her sister and brother-in-law Agnes and Leslie Lindfield.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Dorothy's Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. There will be no calling hours per Dorothy's wishes, however the family will greet those in attendance at the conclusion of Mass. Burial will take place in St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyrs Cemetery.
Arrangments are under the care of the Kowalczyk Funeral Home, 1156 Lincoln Ave. Utica, NY 13502.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Utica Public Library System.