Dolores V. Marmurowicz

On 20 May13, Dolores V. (Pallen) Marmurowicz passed from this life peacefully at Hamot Hospital with her two loving sons at her side. She was born on 30July1923.

Dolores was preceded by her husband of over 50 years, Casimer A. Marmurowicz, Jr.

She is survived by her two sons, Craig “Buddy” Moore and Mark Moore, a former engineer officer and Captain in the U.S. Army.

She is also survived by her sister, Blanche Mae (Pallen) Wagner of East Amherst; 14 nieces and nephews; many grand nieces and grand nephews; and great grand nieces and great grand nephews.

Dolores worked for more than 40 years as a registered nurse. She graduated from Dunkirk High School and then the Ed-ward J. Meyer School of Nursing in Buffalo (1945). Dolores then became a Cadet Nurse until the end of World War II. She was then employed by the Erie County Health Department (Angola office) for five years until her marriage to Cas. In addition, she attended classes at the University of Buffalo and Canisius College.

After her marriage, she worked for 16 years at Brooks Hospital in Dunkirk. Dolores then went on to become the director of nursing at the then Margaret-Anthony Nursing Home in Dunkirk. She briefly retired before returning to work again. Dolores finished her professional career at the Chautauqua County Nursing Home, finally retiring at 70.

She shared many fond memories of her parents (Helen and Louis Pallen). They lived with Cas and her until they passed. Among her memories were her walks with her father on what was then Willowbrook Golf Course (now Willowbrook Cemetery) where they would walk and he would pick mushrooms and they would talk.

Dolores was a parishioner of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and its Guild. She was a member of the Dearie Dinner Club (a birthday group) and a former member of the Zonta Club of the Dunkirk-Fredonia area, the District Nurses Association, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Catholic Nurses Association and a card club made up of mostly nurses. For re-laxation, she did latchwork, knitting, attended aerobics classes and played the piano. While working at the Margaret-Anthony Nursing Home, she played for the entertainment of the residents, whenever time or the occasion allowed.

Dolores was always happy to help anyone around her, especially when they needed her nursing knowledge. Oftentimes, a doctor would tell a neighbor to “call Dolores, she will give you your shot.” There was a time when friends jokingly referred to “Dolores’ clinic.”

A Memorial Service will be held in the fall at a date and time to be announced. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.