Dorothy Enfield

Obituary of Dorothy Joan Enfield

Dorothy “Dot” Joan Enfield, 82, of Troy, peacefully passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020. Born in Middleburgh, NY, Dot was the daughter of the late Frederick Hemming, and Eleanor Stannard Deukmejian. Dot was the stepdaughter of the late Mitchell Deukmejian, and sister of the late George, Donald, Peter, Robert, Hemming, and Donna Hemming Herrick. Beloved mother of Cynthia Enfield (Michael Polanco) of New York City, and Darryl Jared Enfield (Katherine) of Troy, who are survived by their father Carveth Knowlton Enfield of Troy, her Brother-in-law Dean Herrick, Sisters-in-law Eileen Hemming of Brunswick, Jayne-Ann Hemming of Averill Park, Sandi Hemming of Scotia, and Sharon Hemming of Lansingburgh, as well as nieces, nephews and two grandchildren. Dot was a graduate of Heatly High School in Green Island. She retired from the United States Postal Service in Albany. Prior to that, Dot worked as an administrative assistant to the CEO of Tagsons Paper Co., and in the administrative offices of Mayfair Furniture, and Unity House. Dot volunteered for many organizations including the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, and Troy Music Hall. She also generously supported numerous charities to better the lives of not only people, but endangered or mistreated animals. Dot was an avid reader who was passionate about sewing, painting, cooking, baking, canning, knitting, music, theatre, dancing, bicycling, cross country skiing, beaches, and she especially loved traveling, and gardening. She was a member of The Edith Wharton Society, The Smithsonian, and numerous book, and garden clubs. A private committal service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Troy at the convenience of the family. In keeping with Dorothy’s wishes, there are no public funeral services. Dorothy’s family wishes to extend their most sincere appreciation to Beth Jones, Abigail Gonzalez, Heather Holiday, Kelly Pascarella, Caitlin Sanzi and all the wonderful caregivers that gave care, and love to Dot during her stay at Evergreen Commons, as well as numerous friends, and colleagues who have reached out in love and support. Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to City Harvest in memory of Dorothy J. Enfield. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Morris-Stebbins-Miner & Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick St., Troy, New York 12180. Phone (518) 272-3930 Please Add Condolences or Share a Memory by using the tabs on this website.
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