Dolores Estes

Dolores F. "Dolly" Estes


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Dolores F. "Dolly" Estes

Allegany, NY        Dolores F. "Dolly" Estes, of King St., passed away Sunday (June 2, 2019) at the Absolut of Allegany after a long illness.

Born November 23, 1923 in Allegany she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Suittor Fries.  On June 17, 1950 at St. Bonaventure Church in Allegany she married Lyle Estes who predeceased her January 27, 1994.

Dolly was a 1941 graduate of Allegany Central School and resided in Olean on King Street for many years.  She was employed as a cook for the former St. Joseph's Manor for 11 years prior to her retirement.

She was a member of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean and was formerly active with the Senior  Citizen Bowling League.  She also was a member of AARP and a past member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 148.

Surviving are 2 sons Raymond (Perla Ivey) Estes of Newark, DE and Bruce (Delores) Estes of Olean; 8 grandchildren Crystal (James) Henson, Dawn (James) O'Neal, Renee Caldwell, Tracy (Jeff Robinson) Hindt, Donald (Janene) Estes, Stephen Estes, Joseph (Sara) Yeager and Katheryn (Garrett) Stuckey; 14 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 1 sister Betty Fries of Rocky Mount, NC and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a daughter Elaine Yeager; a great granddaughter Lorna Henson; 3 brothers Guy Fries, John Fries and James Fries; a nephew Ronald Fries and a grandson-in-law Jack Caldwell.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 6-9pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean.  A prayer service will be held Friday (June 7, 2019) at 9:30am in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at St. John's Church.  Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, 202 S. Union St., Olean, NY 14760 or to the American Diabetes Association, 4955 N. Bailey Ave., Suite 217, Amherst, NY 14226.

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