Dolores J. “Middy” (Middleton) Riddle, 85, of Westfield, New York, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Heritage Green Rehab and SNF in Greenhurst, New York, following a brief illness. Dolores was born April 1, 1928, in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Wallace James and Margaret F. (Fendler) Middleton.
A Westfield resident since 2003, she and her late husband, “Bim”, had moved to New York from Medina to be closer to their family. “Middy” spent most of her life in Ohio, where she was a 1947 graduate of Lakewood High School and attended St. Luke’s Nursing School of Cleveland. She enjoyed reading, knitting, gardening and flowers and raised some wicked Orchids! She was an active member of “The Fire Bells”, the Auxiliary for the Lafayette Fire Dept. in Ohio, and been a Girl Scout leader and a 4-H leader. However, mostly, Dolores had been a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed raising her family and several foster children.
She is survived by her two daughters, Susan Riddle of Westfield, New York, Penny Smith of Milford, Massachusetts; her son, Douglas Graham of Mission Viejo, California. Many grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Robert W. “Bim” Riddle, whom she married on July 3, 1948 in Cleveland, and who died January 24, 2006; and her two sons, Norman Riddle and Paul Lawson.
Family and friends may call at the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Street, Westfield, New York, Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 2 P.M. until the time of services at 4 P.M., with Reverend Kevin Connolly officiating. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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