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Ruth A. Dora

May 22, 2017

Ruth A. DoraRuth A. Dora, 77, of Watertown passed away at Samaritan Medical Center Monday, May 22, 2017.

The family will receive friends at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, May 26, from 9:30AM until the funeral mass is celebrated at 11AM with Rev. Jonas Tandayu, MSC presiding. Burial will be at the convenience of her family. Arrangements are entrusted to Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

Ruth was born in Hogansburg on October 12, 1939, daughter of Jonas and Mary Cook Gray and she was educated in local schools. On October 11, 1956 she married Robert A. Dora at St. Mary's Church, Malone with Rev. Victor O. Boyle officiating. Mr. Dora died May 3, 2000.

She worked as a seamstress at Olga Knitting Mill and retired in 2015 from Hanna Sports Wear, Dexter. Ruth was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. She was very proud of her Mohawk Indian heritage. Her interests included crocheting and playing horse shoes.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda L. Vendetti and husband, Stephen P., Clay; her son, Timothy R. Dora and wife, Jill, Watertown; four grandchildren, Corey Grant, Shawn Vendetti and Timmy and Tyler Dora; three great grandchildren, Leah, Cole, and Ava; three brothers, Abram Gray, Eddie Gray, and Louie Gray and wife, Ann, all of Hogansburg; two sisters, Dorothy Shatlaw, Ft. Covington and Marie Seymour and husband, Robert, Cornwall Island; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her husband, Robert, Ruth was predeceased by four brothers, Silas, Freddie, Phillip, and George Gray, and her sister, Margaret Cullen.

Donations in Ruth's name may be made to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com. at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#10 DIANE R TREMBLAY 2017-06-13 19:16
Brenda and family: so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom Ruth. I am Eleanor Howard's daughter and always thought the world of your mom and Bob. Mom thought the world of them both. My sincere apology for not making to service. I just heard about it from Cathy T. in Fort. God Bless you and your family.
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#9 Kathy Vincent 2017-05-26 19:13
Brenda and family, we were sorry to hear about your mothers passing. sending condolences, thoughts and prayers to all.

Don, Kathy, Patrick Vincent
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#8 Paul Chamberlain 2017-05-25 17:29
Please accept my condolences during this time for the Dora family.
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#7 Kathy Vincent 2017-05-25 12:23
We are sorry to hear about Ruth's passing. Sending condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family.

Don, Kathy, Pat Vincent
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#6 SUE PETE 2017-05-25 08:32
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#5 NANCY LOVELAND 2017-05-24 07:43
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#4 Bob and Nancy Recore 2017-05-24 06:16
Brenda, we were sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Please accept our condolences.
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#3 Sue Griffiths 2017-05-23 22:13
Brenda, Tim and family, your mom was an amazing person who was a big part of my childhood as I grew up. Your parents' friendship with my grandparents is why you (Brenda) and I have been and still are such good friends. She was a very delightful person and I always enjoyed spending time with her. I am so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you all. Losing a parent leaves a huge space in your life and your mom will be missed more than ever. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I feel your loss right along with you. Stay strong and hold onto the memories as they will help you through the sad times. May God bless you and keep you. love to you all, Sue G.
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#2 lyn reff aviste 2017-05-23 21:13
Tim and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Lyn Reff Aviste
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#1 Dora Bova 2017-05-23 19:05
Brenda, Corey and family so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Keep your thoughts and memories of her in your hearts forever. She will be never lost to you but will remain with you forever. God bless you all.
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