Dolores Darling

Dolores A. Darling

Thursday, August 8th, 1935 - Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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Dolores Ann Darling, 84, died peacefully on Friday, April 3, 2020. She was born August 8, 1935 in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Dolores was predeceased by the love of her life, husband George H. Darling; her parents, Anthony and Anna Matuk, and brothers, Anthony and Donald Matuk.
She is survived by her five loving children: son George Darling and Dawn Desmond, son Donald and Justi Darling, daughter Ann Marie and Jim Rhynders, son Stephen and Jodi Darling, daughter Mary Cate Darling and Saira Barrios, and her niece Tammy (Matuk) and Jonathan Bate.
She also leaves behind her loving grandchildren, Lindsey, James, and Justin Rhynders, Calvin and Casey Darling, Kailey, Anna, Stephen, and Michael Darling, great granddaughter Leah (Rhynders) Kirkpatrick, great nieces Shanyn and Katelyn Bate, great, great niece Jaliyah (Bate) Fellows, and an uncle, Anthony Nittiskie, an aunt, Lucy Nittiskie, and many, nieces, nephews, other family, and dear friends, all of whom she loved deeply.
As a high school senior, Dolores began working as a bookkeeper for Sr. Catherine Long in the payroll department at St. Francis Hospital. Sr. Catherine proved to have great influence on Dolores’s life personally and spiritually. She remained close to Sr. Catherine and Sr. Mary McCaffrey for the rest of their lives. Later, after raising her children, Dolores worked as a secretary in the Guidance Office at Poughkeepsie Middle School until she retired in 1996.
Dolores loved family summer vacations, making family holidays and birthdays special, taking road trips to visit family, and spending time with her grandchildren whom she and George often cared for. Dolores also loved the company of her friends and maintained many wonderful friendships throughout her life.
She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Martin de Porres Church. Dolores will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, sister in-law, niece, aunt, and great friend.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 9:30am, on Saturday August 8, 2020, which marks Dolores’s 85th birthday, at St. Martin de Porres Church, 118 Cedar Valley Rd. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. There will be no graveside service, as a private burial took place on April 8th at Calvary Cemetery in Poughkeepsie, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 | 9:30am
    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 9:30am
    St. Martin de Porres Church
    118 Cedar Valley Road
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  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    62 LaGrange Avenue
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The Palazzolos

Posted at 06:43pm
So very sorry for your loss......The Darling family was one of the best on the block....To this very day, it is with great fondness to have the memories we have growing up there and yes, hearing Dolores call for the kids from her deck still echos in my head. :-) great times!.....She was a terrific neighbor, wonderful mom, & a very kind soul!
Sincere Condolences.........

lou tokarz

Posted at 08:49am
So very sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
Carol and I will pray for her and your family.

Monica Schmadel

Posted at 06:49pm
I am so sorry to see that Dolores has passed. I've been thinking of her a lot lately. I went to grade school and high school with Dolores. We kept in touch until about a year and a half ago. I know she is with her beloved husband and that God has reserved a special place for her in heaven. Rest in Peace Dolores.

Doug and Franni Mershimer

Posted at 05:26pm
George - Our sympathy and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. With love and hugs...
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Carleen Guardino

Posted at 05:58pm
Our condolences to everyone. I remember Halloween’s the most with your family. Stay strong through this hard time. Love to all of you.

Ann Marie Posted at 08:42am

Always as us looked forward to Halloween with you guys! ❤

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