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Dorothy C. Foels

March 28, 1924 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Dorothy Foels Obituary

Dorothy C. Foels (nee Zitzka), age 99, on February 6th, 2024. She was the daughter of the late Wendell and Barbara (nee Baumgartner) Zitzka. Loving wife of the late Leonard J. Foels (who died in 1986). Mother of Len (Gwenn) Foels and Fredric Foels. Grandmother of Nicholas and Eric Foels. Dorothy was the last of seven siblings; Theresa (Joseph) Mayer, Barbara (James) Butler, Ann (Harold) Gromlovits, Wendell (Theresa) Zitzka, George (Minnie) Zitzka, and Donald Zitzka. She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews, especially Jamie (Richard) Domis and MaryBeth (Lew) McCaw. She shared a special bond with cousin, the late Rose Bronschidle.

Dorothy was a lifelong resident of the City of Tonawanda and a lifelong member of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, as well as the City of Tonawanda Senior Center.

Friends may call at Fretthold and Hamp Funeral Home, 37 Adam Street, corner of Seymour Street, on Friday, February 9th, from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30AM, Saturday, at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 150 Broad Street, City of Tonawanda. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made in her honor to Saint Francis of Assisi Outreach, 73 Adam Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150. Condolences may be made online at

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February 9, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fretthold & Hamp Cremation & Funeral Services
37 Adam Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Mass of Christian Burial
February 10, 2024

11:30 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Church< (Tonawanda)
144 Broad Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150


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