Mildred A. “Dolly” Condon Root

GERRY – Mildred A. “Dolly” Condon Root, 85, formerly of Elm Creek Road, Randolph, passed away Monday (March 11, 2013). in the Heritage Village Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Gerry.

She was born March 12, 1927, at home in Cherry Creek, N.Y., the daughter of the late Jack and Josephine Biracca Condon Sr.

Dolly was a 1945 graduate of Cherry Creek High School, and retired from Condon’s Auction for her brother, Nick in Cherry Creek, and in earlier years, she had worked at the Gail N. Chapman Elementary School in Randolph, where she was a cafeteria aide.

She was a homemaker and fabulous housekeeper, who enjoyed her large family. Dolly loved to dance, and enjoyed playing the accordion, harmonica and violin.

She is survived by a daughter; Darlene M. Cowen and husband, John, of Randolph; two sons; Garry Root and wife, Kathleen, and Dennis Root, all of Randolph; nine grandchildren: 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Sam Condon of Conewango Valley and Jack Condon of Cherry Creek; daughter-in-law, Becky, of Randolph; and her dear friend of 63 years, Barbara Knuth of Randolph.

She was preceded by her husband, George Sonny Root, whom she married on Nov. 16, 1945, and who preceeded her on Aug. 21, 1992; a son, David Root on July 27, 2001; her companion Bud Lengerich; daughter-in-law, Felicia Root; and brothers; Nick and Mike Condon.

The family will received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (March 13, 2013) in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph, from where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Her favorite son-in-law, John Cowen will officiate. Burial will follow in the East Randolph Cemetery.

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