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Dorothy (Dot) Byington Festa, 95, Longtime Ossining Resident

OSSINING, N.Y. -- Dorothy (Dot) Byington Festa, 95, of Greensboro, N..C and a former longtime resident of Ossining, passed away Sept. 1, 2016.

She was born Sept. 6, 1920, in Buffalo, the daughter of Ernest and Mabel (Odell) Byington.

She was a former clerk with the Readers Digest in Chappaqua for 27 years, retiring in 1982. She was a communicant of St. Theresa’s Church in Briarcliff Manor, where she was a Lector, a Eucharistic Minister and a volunteer with St. Theresa’s Church Outreach Program.

Festa also volunteered with the Hudson Valley Blood Services, the Rosary Hill Home, the Ossining Food Pantry and the Bethel Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Dennis) Hackett of Greensboro N.C.; son, David (Lucille) of Pawlet, Vt.; three grandchildren, Christiana Festa, Elizabeth (Kurt) Ahlstrand and Kyle Hackett; and two great-granddaughters, Emma and Clara Ahlstrand.

A private funeral Mass was conducted Wednesday at St. Theresa’s Church in Briarcliff Manor. Interment followed at Dale Cemetery in Ossining.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Theresa’s Church, 1394 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 would be appreciated.

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