Dorothy M. Riedy

Sep 13, 1923 - Oct 28, 2012


Dorothy M. Riedy, 89, of Norwalk, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, surrounded by her family.

She was born Sept. 13, 1923, in Bellevue, daughter of the late Joseph and Florence (Hoy) Meyer. Dorothy lived most of her life in New London. She graduated from Bellevue High School in 1941. 

Dorothy was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and its Alter and Rosary Society.

She is survived by her children, Patricia (Richard) Sirman, of Lakeland, Fla., Richard (Darcy) Riedy, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Linda (Vernon) Chill, of Sandusky, Susan (John) Porter, of New London, Sandra (David) Zitner, of Milan, David (Barbara) Riedy, of New London and Daniel (Lori) Riedy, of Bellevue; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Shirley Cooke, Vivian Jett and Doris Ovall.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin B.; daughter, Virginia R.; grandson, Kyle R.; siblings, Wilbur Meyer, Gordon Meyer, Margery Deppen, Evelyn Glumm, Eileen Popke and Phyllis Howard.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, with a Rosary service beginning at 8 p.m. at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 18 Park Ave., New London. The Rev. Doug Taylor will officiate. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, New London.

Memorial donations in Dorothy’s name may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program-F, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

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