Dorothy M. Roediger

1930 - 2018

SPRINGFIELD CENTER – Dorothy Marie Roediger, formerly of Richfield Springs and Spring Hill, Florida, passed away June 19, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Springfield Center. She was 88.

Born March 25, 1930, on Staten Island, Dorothy (“Dot”) was the daughter of William Joseph and Marie (Konroyal) Romaine. 

Dot was as funny and witty as she was elegant. Beautiful inside and out, she was never known to say an unkind word about anyone. Dot loved growing beautiful flowers and arranging them artfully. She was a loving mom and homemaker. Dot was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and she enjoyed sharing Bible knowledge with others.

In 1955, she married Richard ("Rick") William Roediger in Teaneck, New Jersey. They lived in Park Ridge and Hackensack, New Jersey. They moved to Warwick, New York and eventually to Exeter to raise their family. 

Following retirement, Dot and Rick operated Wagon Wheel Antiques on Route 20 in Richfield Springs, New York, where they lived until 1994. After wintering in the south for a number of years, they moved to Florida to enjoy a warmer climate. Their marriage was a loving union, full of devotion, support and respect. Following her husband’s death in 2014, Dot came to reside at Woodside Hall in Cooperstown. 

Dot is survived by her devoted daughter, Diane Wells and her partner, Rob Fiorentino, of Springfield Center; six grandchildren, Amber Lange and husband, Jaret, of West Sand Lake, David Wells, Jr. and partner, Amy Wells, of West Winfield, Nate Wells and wife, Viki, of Endicott, Brian Wells and wife, Mandie, of Sidney, Sarah Wells of Florida, Denise Malyana of Utica; and 11 great grandchildren, Mia, Sierra and Luke Lange, Kazmira Wells, Brian Wells, Jr., Amir and Sami Malyana, Kaylei Brown, Rena and Dennis Carlton, and Dani Wells

In addition to her parents, Dot was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Rick Roediger, who died in 2014, and a daughter, Gail Marie Wells, who also passed away in 2014.

A private memorial gathering will be held at the Otsego Golf Club in August.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Woodside Hall who cared for Dot’s daily needs, as well as the nurses and aides at Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care who helped provide comfort and care at the end of her life.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown, New York.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.