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June 20, 2019 at 5:33 a.m.

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Dorothy A. Rood, 83, formerly of Port Chester and Clifton Park, N.Y., died peacefully June 10, 2019.

She was born in Port Chester to Roger and Edna Kearns Arlotta who predeceased her.

She was a graduate of Port Chester High School, Class of 1954 and was the beloved wife for 50 years of James W. Rood who died June 11, 2007.

Mrs. Rood was passionate about her family and her dogs.

She served her community through participation in the classroom and the PTA, the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts and was honored for her involvement in all.

She collected and donated food and other supplies to local animal shelters.

In addition to arts and crafts, she enjoyed making novelty chocolates.

She was the devoted mother of James W. (Debra) Rood, Frank G. (Patricia) Rood, Keith S. (Roberta) Rood, Caroline A. (Gary) Woodruff and Margaret D. Zeller; sister of Guy (Kathy) Artlotta, Roger (Carol) Arlotta and the late Clara Gerardi and Richard Arlotta.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Those desiring may make contributions to their local animal shelter in her memory.

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Marie Varbaro, 91, of Port Chester, died June 12, 2019.

Arrangements by Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home. 


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