Dorothy Brierton McAvey went to her Salvation on Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Dunedin, Fla. She was 89 years old.
Born in Queens Village on Feb. 5, 1931, she was the daughter of Francis and Dorothy Sullivan Brierton.
Known for her beautiful smile, genuine laugh and kind giving nature, Dorothy was dearly loved by anyone who met her. Dorothy and her husband Robert F. McAvey made their home for decades in Monroe, where they raised their large family. They graciously opened their home and arms for anyone who crossed their path.
Affectionately known as Mama Mac, Dorothy was second mother to many. The memories of all those who felt her grace tell the tale of a life well lived. Her devotion to community was evident in her volunteering from Girl Scout Cookie Mother to many activities at Sacred Heart School and the Village of Monroe.
Dorothy was married to Robert F. McAvey on Feb. 22, 1954, and shared a lifetime of true love.
Dorothy is survived by her six children: Robert M. McAvey of Poughkeepsie, Michael F. McAvey and his wife Kathleen of Ridgewood, N.J., Colleen M. McAvey of Clearwater, Fla., Timothy B. McAvey and his wife Patricia of Harriman, Daniel L. McAvey of Rosharon, Texas, and Dorothy M. McAvey of New Port Richey, Fla. She is also survived by her finest hour, her six grandsons: Chase J. Mazzariello, Cody J. McAvey, Michael E. McAvey, Naval Ensign Aaron N. McAvey, Christian B. McAvey and Spencer F. McAvey.
Due to present circumstances, as well as her grandson's Navy Deployment, services and internment will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made be made to Autism Inspired Academy at www.autisminspired.org. Go to "Contact us" tab has donate button.
Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home (845-782-8185; www.ssqfuneralhome.com).