Corfu - Audrey J. Doll, 90, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at the Harris Hill Nursing Facility where she resided the last 16 months.
She was born in Buffalo, June 7, 1929, a daughter of the late Leo and Jean Meinweiser Johnson. She graduated from Corfu High School and Bryant and Stratton College.
Audrey married Franklin C. Doll on April 1, 1949. In 1958 they began what was to become a 40 year career; building and operating grocery stores in Corfu. It began as a Red & White store where Audrey would deliver groceries to those homebound. In 1973 a larger store was built and operated under the name Super Duper.; later changing to Jubilee Foods. The business was sold in 1998. Audrey and her husband enjoyed snowmobiling, motoring-cycling and traveling in their van across country to visit our National Parks and sites throughout the state of Alaska.
Audrey was baptized at the Corfu Presbyterian Church and has been an active member ever since. She was the official “caller” for the over 100 pie donations needed for the church’s annual turkey supper. Up until her death, she belonged to the Member Care Committee which showcased her compassion for sending people cards and encouraging notes. She was a member of the Corfu Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and made the famous firemen’s chicken BBQ sauce for their fundraisers.
Audrey loved to cook, bake and entertain. Reading, especially cookbooks and embroidery filled her days.
Audrey was predeceased by her husband Frank in 2005 and a grandson Matthew Schmigel in 2001.
Audrey is survived by her children, Andrew (Linda) Doll of Rochester, Scott Doll of Rome, NY and Dawn Doll of Corfu whom she lived with for five years prior to entering a nursing home. She was “Gramma” to her grandchildren, Brian (Brigid) Doll, Kimberly (Doug) Bohnel, Angela Doll, Katie (Brad) Doll/Bisbing, Joshua (Genevieve) Doll, Brandon (Sara) Doll and Audralee (Maximillian) Doll/Falkowski and Seven great-grandchildren with three more due this spring.
Audrey’s brother Merwin (Janice) Johnson survives along with their children, Pat Amidon and Rick (Debra) Johnson. Audrey considered Sophie Bouchet (Gerard) Audouin of Bordeaux, France, an AFS student who lived with her in 1973, a part of her family as well.
Those desiring to make memorial contributions may make them to Corfu United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 159 Corfu, NY or to the Corfu Library, 7 Maple Ave., Corfu, NY 14036.
A private burial service will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu with a memorial service planned for a later date when people can again gather and partake in her favorite question she often asked of her customers, “Could you use a hug today?”
Arrangements were made by the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu.