Dorothy Parsons, 96, of Batavia passed away on July 20, 2014 at Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born December 3, 1917 in Batavia to the late Edward (Mary Jane Dean) Myers. She is preceded in death by her son Jack Parsons Jr.
Dorothy was a retired Senior Social Welfare Examiner for Genesee County Social Services. She was active in the former Rainbow Club at the YWCA; volunteered at Planned Parenthood and a member of the Professional Business Women’s Group. Dorothy was known for being a great baker especially her signature chocolate chip cookies and fudge. She fostered many animals over the years and had an amazing love for them, especially her cats.
Dorothy is survived by her children Gail (Leif) Nicolaisen of Oneida Castle; Ronald Parsons of Gladewater, TX; Connie (Charles) Boyd of Batavia; cats Wally & Miss Kitty; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest in the Historic Batavia Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals, Inc. PO Box 1621 Batavia, NY 14020 or to Planned Parenthood 222 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.