Dorris J. Granger

Dorris J. (Dolly) Granger, 85, of Fonda, N.Y. and Newark Valley, N.J., died on March 6, 2013, with her daughter at her side. Born in Philadelphia on December 4, 1927, to Harold and Laura Horton, she was predeceased by her parents; an older sister, Viola Hanson; a daughter, Dawn Elaine Granger; and her former husband, John Granger. She is survived by: her daughter, Tia Granger (Walter) Zink of Newark Valley; her grandchildren, Chemberly (Shawn) Pecze of Raleigh, N.C., W. Eric (Michelle) Zink Jr. of North Charleston, S.C., and Dr. John U. (Diana) Zink of Dallas, Texas. Also surviving are the lights of her life: great-grandchildren, Ava Elena and Davis Granger Pecze; and her dear friend, Martha Hensel.

Dorris loved painting, opera, dancing, travel, gardening and reading. She was an avid Jane Austen fan, wearing out many copies of “Persuasion.” She also was an accomplished artist, having attended art school from fifth grade through college, on scholarship.

Dorris was an alumni of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia and The College of St. Rose. She was assistant buyer for Fine Art at John Wanamaker in Philadelphia and retired from General Electric Financial Services, Schenectady.

She was a member of the Iroquois Seniors in Tribes Hill and the Glen-Mohawk Seniors in Fonda.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville, N.Y. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, N.Y.

For those wishing to remember Dorris with a memorial gift, kindly consider the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Science, Office of Development, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6047, in memory of Dawn Elaine Granger. Checks are payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. Please visit the family’s online guestbook at