Dulcie's Story

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Dulcie Delahoussaye Rudolph, who spent nearly 60 years of her life as a resident of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away recently at the age of 90 in Brewster, NY, where she resided for the last four years. Born in New Orleans, LA, Dulcie is predeceased by her husband, William J. Rudolph, whom she married in 1950.
Dulcie was the longest surviving sibling of three sisters; Zona, Elaine, and Brenda; and three brothers, Althemus, Ashton, and Shelby.
An educator for more than 21 years, she taught both in Niagara Falls, for 17 years, and New Orleans. She earned an undergraduate degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and a graduate degree from Niagara University.
Her four loving children cherish life, laughter, and each other and attribute their happiness to their mother's unconditional love and strong sense of family loyalty. Dulcie allowed her children to be themselves, speak their minds, remain respectful of everyone, and mature with grace and self-dignity. Her inner and outer beauty shined until her last moments.
Dulcie is survived by her three daughters, Donna (husband Paul) Petrie, Cheryl (husband Jeff) Nagle, and Beth (husband Alan) Chandler; and one son, William J. (wife Linda) Rudolph, Jr. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Corey Chandler, Aaron Chandler, Mallory Chandler, and Danielle Nagle; and several nieces and nephews, including Novelle D. Jones of Houston, TX and Judith Darensbourg of New Orleans, with whom she shared a special bond.
If inclined, friends are asked to donate to a charity of their choice in Dulcie's name.
Published on March 9, 2018
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