Doris Alethea Lee 1921-2019
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Doris Alethea Lee, 97, passed away peacefully on the 20th of February, 2019 at her home in Washington Mills.
She was born in New Hartford on May 2, 1921 to William and Althea Buss Landsiedel and was a 1940 graduate of New Hartford High School. Doris furthered her education at the Utica School of Commerce and on June 7, 1947 was united in marriage with Ralph Frederick Lee in the New Hartford Methodist Church, a loving union of almost 24 years until his death on May 31, 1971.
Doris worked for Horrocks-Ibbotson Co. and later alongside her husband running Lee’s TV and Radio.
She was one of the kindest, gentlest and most giving persons you could ever meet. She dedicated her life to her most treasured possession, her family. She will be sorely missed.
Doris is survived by her daughters; Nancy Cielinski, Norma and Ronald Mroz and Joyce and Daniel Wing, her sons; Gary and Darlene Lee, Kevin Lee, Roger Lee and Milton and Cynthia Lee, her sister; Dorothy Jenne, 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her sister Norma and her brother John.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, February 26 from 4-6 at the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St. Sauquoit. Funeral services will follow immediately at 6:00 with Rev. Justin Elwell officiating. Interment will be in Norwich Corners Cemetery in the spring.
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