Dorothy (Jablonski) McAvoy, 91, had currently resided at the Anthenaeum in Skaneateles, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, due to complications from Covid-19.
She was born in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late Theodore and Charlotte (Kaleta) Jablonski and had resided in the Auburn area for the past 60 years. Dorothy graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Nazareth College in English Literature and studied Methodology of the Teaching of Music at Syracuse University. She taught piano lessons out of her home for 40 years, training a countless number of students. During that time she was a participant in the Civic Morning Musicals and the Central New York Music Teachers Association. Dorothy was also a member of the Hall of Fame for the National Guild of Piano Teachers.
She enjoyed playing Bridge, reading, listening to Classical music, and spending time at the Owasco Yacht Club. Dorothy loved to travel with her family and especially enjoyed the many trips to Cape Cod. She will be sadly missed by her loving family.
She is survived by five children, Stephen McAvoy of Auburn, Deborah (Jack) Leone of Auburn, Suzanne (Billy) Delaney of Rochester, Theodore (Mary Beth) McAvoy of Syracuse, Matthew McAvoy of North Carolina, and five grandchildren, Chelsea (Thomas) Bellifemine, Raymond and Rosanne Delaney, Kristin and Kevin McAvoy, as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Robert in 1989 and a brother Theodore Jablonski Jr.
A private mass and burial will be held next week at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made in her honor to the Carrie Lazarus Fund for Extraordinary Talent.
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