Dorothy M. Rolling


Dorothy M. (Marsh) Rolling died January 9, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center. Born in Niagara Falls, NY on April 18, 1938, she was the daughter of William and MaryAnn (Vince) Marsh.
Dorothy graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1956 and Mercy School of Nursing in 1959. She worked as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital until her retirement and then began a second career as Niagara County Historian, as well as taking over the position of Town of Niagara Historian from her mother.
Jerald and Dorothy shared a love of history and family genealogy, belonging to the Niagara County Genealogical Society, Town of Niagara Historical Society and she was the former vice president of the Oakwood Cemetery Board of Trustees.
She is survived by her children, Kevin (Marcella) Rolling, Karyn (Richard) Morrison, Laverne Rolling and Marjorie (Wayne) DeVantier; grandchildren, Jerald, Patrick, Timothy, William and Marie Rolling, Sarah, Benjamin and Andrew DeVantier, and cherished adoptive grandchildren, Megan Hathaway and Audrey Seekins; sister-in-law, Margaret (late Ralph) Fuller; brothers-in-law, Robert (Sherry) and Joseph (Joyce) Rolling; aunts, Julie (late Max) Fetterly, Marilyn (late Martin) and many cousins. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and dear friends. Predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Jerald Rolling (2010); daughter, Lynne Marie Rolling; brothers, William (late Helen) and Carl (Katy) Marsh; sister, Carol Ann Marsh and brother-in-law, Peter (Christine) Rolling.
Friends may call Sunday, January 13th from 2-6 PM at ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME, INC., 319-24th St., cor. Welch Ave., Niagara Falls, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, January 14th at 9:30AM, at St. Mary's of the Cataract Church, 259-4th St. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. Donations in her memory may be made to The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, or
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