Greece: August 23, 2012 at age 84. Predeceased by her husband, Anthony J. Thomas; brother, Charles McDonald; sister, Mickey Brown. She is survived by her children, Tom (Wendy) Thomas, Daniel Thomas, Joseph Thomas & Kelly Thomas Borrelli; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; dear friends. Dorothy and her late husband Anthony are the founders of New York State Fence. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her In lieu of visitation, Dorothy's Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Monday, August 27th, 7 P.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2400 West Ridge Road. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will be held privately. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ( in her memory.

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  1. I send my deepest condolences to Dan in the passing of his mother, Dorothy. I’m an old friend from Genesee Ice Skating Rink, off of Elmwood Ave. Your family has been on my mind lately. Hope life has been good to you. I send my sympathy to you and your siblings. Warmly, Barbara

  2. I will truely miss Dorothy.She was as much my friend as she was my boss.Over the years she taught me many, many things for which I am truely thankful.Dorothy and Mr. T were a large part of my life for 18 years and I loved them both.I feel blessed to have known them both.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.


    Joan and sons, Jason and Christian

  4. sorry to learn of the passing of Tony and now Dorothy. Two wonderful people – I had many memorable meetings with each – including lunches
    in Dorothy’s kitchen on Mill Rd.

    respectfully, Bill Herbst (ins. rep.)

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