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Obituary for Dorothy Irene Scott (Fetterley)

Dorothy Irene Fetterley Scott, 75, of Groton, New York, formerly of Natural Bridge, New York; passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, New York.

Dorothy was born in West Carthage, New York on October 29, 1946. She was the oldest child born to Arnold Wilson Adelbert Fetterley and Helen Marjorie Bacon. Dorothy graduated from Carthage Central School (NY) in 1965 and the former Watertown School of Commerce (NY) in 1966. She worked numerous jobs in the Cortland area, finally retiring from Home Care of Cortland County about 12 years ago.

Dorothy was survived by her only child Arnold and his wife Amanda Ross-Scott. Her surviving step-grandchildren are Hailey Chyeanne, Zackary Sorensen, and Dezarae Potlaski. Her step-great-grandchildren Carter—Raye Benjamin and Nikolai Benjamin. Her only sibling Maurice Fetterley of Fort Ann, New York, and her second husband Bert Scott Jr at home. She was pre-deceased by her father on Christmas Eve, 1975, her mother in 2001, her first husband in 2013, and her sister-in-law Luella Fetterley on December 11, 2015.

Memorial donations in Dorothy's memory can be made to Saint Jude Children's Cancer Hospital; 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Ronald McDonald House Charities at Central New York RMHC, Inc., 1100 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210.

We will follow current COVID-19 protocols during the services. Calling Hours will be from 11:00 AM-Noon; the funeral services will start at Noon. Rev. Amanda Ross – Scott and Sonya Hinkle will co-officiate the services on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams Street, Groton, New York.
A dish to pass reception will follow the service at VFW in Dryden.

A memorial service and burial are planned in spring in Jefferson County, New York. Details will be announced by the family at a later date.