Dorothy Hobson

06/14/2011 2:10 PM |

Dorothy Hobson, a longtime resident of Cutchogue and Garden City, died June 10 at Forest Farm Nursing Home in Middletown, R.I., just five days after celebrating her 89th birthday.

She was born in 1922 to Howard and Mable Uhl. She attended P.S. 109 in Queens Village and Jamaica High School, then earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Hofstra College in Hempstead. After attending Katherine Gibbs School in New York City, she worked on Wall Street and for a lithographic company.

She married Richard Hobson in 1947. They raised four children in Garden City, where they lived for 35 years before moving in 1984 to Cutchogue. Ms. Hobson was an active member and volunteer in numerous organizations, including Garden City Community Church, UNICEF, Community Action Southold Town, Eastern Long Island Hospital, American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters, Southold Historical Society, Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council, Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, Cutchogue Homemakers, Horton Point Lighthouse and Douglas Moore Memorial Concert committee .

According to family members, she was a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church of Southold, where she served as deacon and elder, and which she credited in the healing process following her husband’s death in 2004.

She is survived by her children, Jill Kassis of Portsmouth, R.I., Janet Harris of Goshen, N.Y., Pamela Cheek of Albuquerque, N.M., and Richard Jr., of Jersey City, N.J., and Bethlehem, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, at First Presbyterian Church of Southold, followed by private interment at Cutchogue Cemetery.

Donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Southold or Lupus Foundation of America.