July 18 1922 September 12 2019
Doris R Morrarty School Teacher, Bookkeeper, Home Health Aidevolunteer Doris Morrarty, a resident of Germantown, NY for over 50 years, passed away at Livingston Hills Nursing Home on Sept 12, 2019. She was born in Worcester, MA in 1922 and raised around Danielson, CT. Doris served with the Waves (US Navy) from 1943 and was discharged Jan 1, 1946. She attended basic training at US Naval Training School in the Bronx and was subsequently stationed at Quonset Pt, RI, Pensacola, FL and finally at Kaneohe Bay, HI. While on active duty she was an AMM1 where she tested and calibrated aircraft instruments such as altimeter and rate of climb. After discharge she attended Gordon College in Massachusetts and later transferred to Syracuse University where she obtained a Masters Degree in Education. She married Stanley Morrarty on July 4, 1958. They moved to the Hudson Valley where she taught high school math and science at Germantown Central from 1957 to 1958. While raising four children close in age she worked at the Training School for Girls in Hudson as a librarian and teaching math; as a substitute teacher and later as a bookkeeper. In later years she worked as a home health aide and with the Office for the Aging delivering meals. She also volunteered with RSVP,giving rides and as a literacy volunteer. Doris was an active member of the Germantown United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 346 in Germantown for many years. Doris is predeceased by her ex-husband Stanley; an older sister Marion Vuilleumier of Cape Cod, MA; a younger brotherDavid Rawson of FT Lauderdale, FL; a granddaughter, Serena Pitt of Craryville and a grandson, Christopher Van Alphen of Philmont. She is survived by a younger sister, Priscilla Tindall of FT Lauderdale, FL and her four children, Terry (George) Tunstill of Germantown; Susan (Mike) Andren of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; Sharon Morrarty of Arkville, NY; Richard (Cathleen) Morrarty of Craryville, NY. She is also survived by a stepson Steve Hamilton of Tennessee and a stepdaughter Kathleen Johnson of Florida. She has four surviving grandchildren,Steven (Hannah) Van Alphen of Poughkeepsie; David Tunstill of Germantown; Melissa Morrarty of Craryville and Jason Andren of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA along with several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held mid October or Nov at the convenience of the family. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Doris R. Morrarty please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Doris R Morrarty July 18 1922 September 12 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Hudson, state: New York