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July 29, 2013

Lorraine 'Dolly' Young

The Daily Star

---- — Lorraine ‘Dolly’ Young

ONEONTA — Lorraine “Dolly” Young received her wish to go to the home of our Heavenly Father on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Dolly was born Dec. 6, 1923, in Brooklyn, the daughter of Grace and Peter Shepherd. Dolly moved from Brooklyn to Eaton in 1947. She married Wallace Fraser on July 3, 1948. He died Dec. 4, 1959.

She worked at Oneida Ltd. in the sales department. In 1952, Dolly became a Rebekah of Lodge 158 in Eaton and ended being a Past Noble Grand.

Dolly married Russell Young in 1961, and moved to Eatonbrook Reservoir in 1962. Together they owned and operated the Sunoco gas station in Eaton for many years.

Russell and Dolly enjoyed fishing on Eatonbrook Reservoir and going to Canada on fishing vacations. They had many fun times at Vernon Downs and the Saratoga racetrack. Russell died July 8, 2000.

After his death, Dolly sold the farm and moved to Oneonta. With the move, she was joined by her canine companion, Penny. They were very dedicated to each other over the years.

Dolly was a very generous person.

An article was written in the MidYork Weekly how she knitted over 1,000 booties and donated them to area hospitals. After she moved to Oneonta, she knitted lap blankets and donated them to pediatric wards and nursing homes in over three counties.

Dolly was a thoughtful lady. She never forgot a friends special occasion. She always remembered them by sending a card even as far away as Scotland and England.

Dolly is survived by her daughter, Carol Chesser and husband Doug of Oneonta; her son, Stephen Fraser of Rochester. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Ginger Volpe and her husband, Fred of Oneonta; grandson Geoffrey Chesser and his wife, Jennifer of Oneonta; and grandson, Christopher Fraser of Rochester. Dolly is also survived by two great-grandsons, Connor and Spencer Volpe of Oneonta.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta.

Burial will be in the Eaton Cemetery, Eaton.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or Catholic Charities, 176 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820, or a charity of one’s choice.

A special thank you goes to her “angels” and neighbors, Dottie Lawson and Priscilla Johnson. Dolly enjoyed their visits and all their generous help.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.