Date of Birth November 9, 1932
Date Deceased September 18, 2021
Hometown Avoca
Home State N.Y.
Interment Location Valley View Cemetery, Avoca

Dorothea M. Stowe

AVOCA-Dorothea M. Stowe, 88, of Avoca, passed away early Saturday morning (Sept. 18, 2021) at Steuben Centers in Bath.

Born in Bath on Nov. 9, 1932 she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Besse (Reynolds) Putnam. On July 15, 1950 she was married to Carlton F. Stowe, who predeceased her on April 16, 2011 after 61 years of marriage. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by two brothers, Paul Putnam and Richard Putnam; and one sister, Evelyn Olmsted

A graduate of Avoca Central School, Dorothea assisted her husband in the operation of Carlton F. Stowe, Inc. and also was the steward at the Avoca American Legion Post No. 1315.

She was a member of the Avoca United Methodist Church and a past member of the Avoca Eastern Star.

Dorothea loved her family and her cat, Polly and enjoyed spending time with her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She also enjoyed camping and ballroom dancing. She was especially devoted to caring for her brother, Paul.

Her loving family includes her two sons, Stephen (Gail) Stowe, Jason (Laurie) Stowe; one daughter Andrea Stowe; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Earl (Charyl) Putnam of Myrtle Beach, SC; also several niece and nephews and her beloved cat, Polly.

To honor her wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Valley View Cemetery, Avoca.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to St. Jude Children’s’ Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

The Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca is honored to assist Dorothea’s family with the arrangements.

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  1. Dear Steve, Gail, Jay, Laurie & Andrea, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. I always thought your Mom was such a special lady. I enjoyed childhood times at your home. She was always so welcoming. I loved watching your Mom & Dad dance. With love & prayers, Julie Gilbert – Pietsch

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