OSWEGO, NY – Dorothy Agnes Muldoon, 91, of 16 W. Eighth St., died Sunday April 1, 2012, at the Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Oswego she was the daughter of the late William A. and Catherine Agnes (McBride) Knopp.
She was a graduate of Oswego High School and Hartwick College.
While attending Hartwick College she had a brush with fame.
She accidentally spilled a piece of pie on First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who was visiting the school at the time. Mrs. Roosevelt was very gracious about the incident. Dorothy related this story in later life, always with a smile.
Dorothy was employed with the Oswego City School District Lunch Program, supervising the program at St. Mary’s School where the children referred to her as to her as “Grandma.”
She retired in her early 80s.
Dorothy was a life member of St. Mary’s Church.
Dorothy was an avid reader. She enjoyed gardening, travel and family gatherings where her beef pot roast and big soft molasses cookies were always a welcomed addition to the occasion.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband of 29 years, John Muldoon, a World War II veteran of the Liberation of the Philippines.
She was also predeceased by her only son, Frederick William Malone, in 2001; a daughter in-law, Julie (Morgia) Malone; and seven siblings, Margaret Knopp, Elizabeth Pospesel, Frances Dwyer, Robert, Harry and John Knopp and William Knapp.
Surviving are five grandchildren, Joseph Malone of Tennessee, Frederick Malone Jr., Joanne ( Tom) Hammond, Julianne Malone, Margerie Malone all of Oswego; five great-grandchildren, including Madison Malone of Oswego; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Neil J. (Marlene) Knopp of Oswego; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 8:30 a.m. from the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church.
Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Tuesday 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 103 W. Seventh St., Oswego, 13126.