Dolores Lillian Sussmann Kager, 90, of Oxford, CT, has been taken by the angels to heaven, passing away peacefully at home on October 29th.
Born in Queens, N.Y., on November 15, 1928, she was the second daughter of the late Frank and Marie Sussmann. Growing up in New York, she enjoyed CYO dances, summer days at Rockaway Beach and roller skating with the girls. After graduating from Bishop McDonnell High School in Brooklyn, and before meeting and marrying her husband of 55 years, Robert William Kager, Dolores worked in the business world of Manhattan, with navy contractor Babcock & Wilcox as part of the war effort. Upon the arrival of her four sons, the pride and joy of her life, she was lovingly involved in all of the many aspects of their lives in Connecticut from scouting and sports to school and church activities. Dolores later worked for a number of companies including Volkswagen, Berkshire Data, Danbury Hospital and finally as a longtime employee of Danbury City Hall. She was an avid reader, especially enjoying mysteries, and her many interests included traveling, real estate, gardening, and her Shelties. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Dolores loved sharing stories and being involved in the lives of her nine grandchildren.
She is survived by her four sons: Michael Kager and his wife Nora of Woodstock, Virginia, Robert Kager and his wife Patty of Kearneysville, West Virginia, Donald Kager and his wife Mary Bridget of Ridgefield, and Patrick Kager and his wife Catherine Clairmont of Concord, Mass.; nieces and nephews and nine grandchildren: Samuel, Eve, Kyle, Kade, Ciaran, Desmond, Bridget, Marisa, and Adrian Kager and a great grand-daughter, Elizabeth Kager. She was predeceased by her sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 9th, at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 733 Oxford Rd., Oxford, CT.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to New England Sheltie Rescue, 274 Colburn Rd., Canterbury, CT 06331.
Munson Lovetere Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.
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New England Sheltie Rescue
274 Colburn Rd., Canterbury CT