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December 20, 2012

Eileen T. Dobler

The Daily Star

---- — Eileen T. Dobler

MOUNT VISION — Eileen Theresa McCabe Dobler, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones after a long courageous battle with an illness, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.

She was born in Hicksville, on Dec. 25, 1929, a “Christmas baby,” the youngest of 13 children to Edward and Cecilia (Reinhard) McCabe.

Eileen graduated from Hicksville High School. After graduation she worked for Seagram’s in New York City as a secretary.

She married William J. Dobler on May 7, 1955, at St. Ignatius Church in Hicksville. On top of being a wife and homemaker she raised her beloved family and enjoyed helping raise her grandchildren.

They lived on Long Island until 1964, when they moved to Mt. Vision. They opened “Dobler’s Country Store,” where Eileen helped with the daily operations. Later, they opened “Willy’s Tavern,” and she was known as the chief cook.

Eileen was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oneonta.

She is survived by her husband, William J. “Willy” Dobler; her children, William E. Dobler, Timothy Dobler, Mary (Frank) Flatley, and Matthew J. (Teresa) Dobler; grandchildren, Joseph Flatley, Andrew Flatley, Michael Flatley, Zachary Dobler, Katie Dobler and James Dobler; sisters, Helen Goode and Evelyn Kinney; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her infant daughter, Cecilia.

Calling hours will be from Noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, Oneonta. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m., with the Rev. David Mickiewicz, officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Vision Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Laurens Emergency Squad, PO Box 164, Laurens, NY 13796.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at,

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.