Dorothy Lynn, 93, of Lee, formerly of Hudson, N.Y.

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Dorothy Lynn, 93, former longtime Hudson, New York resident, died Nov. 19, 2017. She resided in Lee for the past nine years.

Born to Nathan and Ruth Fritag Levy May 25, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She graduated from Brooklyn High School for Homemaking and lived in Brooklyn through nurses’ training at King’s County Hospital. She married Myron (Mike) Lynn in 1951 in Catskill, New York; they settled in Hudson in 1959.

Dorothy was one of the women who helped start the Hudson Day Care Center in 1969, as well the Hudson Area Library. She was one of the early art gallery owners in Hudson, of Gallery 82 on Worth Avenue from 1964–67. The gallery featured contemporary art from regional artists. In the 1970s she moved for a few years to Berkshire County where she worked for Family Planning. She was also a top salesperson with World Book Encyclopedia. She was an active member of the civil rights movement and the Democratic Party all of her life.

She leaves her children Jed Lynn of Somerdale, New Jersey, Michael Lynn and wife Jackie Jalbert of West Sand Lake, New York, and Anne Lynn Martin and husband Charles Woodard of West Stockbridge; stepchildren Kate Lynn Rantilla of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, and Peter Lynn of New York City; grandchildren Jason, Jamie, Ryan and Adam Lynn, Eve Martin, Sasha Griffin and Matthew Levy; great-grandchildren Lilah Brager and Zachary Lynn, Kara and Benet Levy, and Ethan and Brooke Griffin; nephew Richard Levy; and niece Ellen Levy Brottman. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to Hudson Day Care Center, 10-12 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534.


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  1. Sam Pratt says:

    Dorothy was one of Hudson’s early activists—opposing the Vietnam War and nuclear weapons—at a time when this was neither common nor accepted. She was a well-known presence on Warren Street and her distinctive personality will be missed.

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