Dorothy M. Finch


Dorothy M. Finch, 84, of Sidney Center, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 at home on the family farm, surrounded by her family.

She was born on Sept. 15, 1937 to Kenneth and Anna (Patrick) Dunshee in Sidney. She married Kenneth M. Finch on Nov. 20, 1954 in Sidney Center; he predeceased her on April 16, 2022.

She was a hardworking farmer’s wife, wonderful mom to six children and loved her grandchildren. Family was most important to her. She was definitely the life of the party, teaching everyone how to dance and enjoy music. She was an avid card player and board game enthusiast.

She is survived by her six children and their families, Robin and Glen Galley, Sidney Center, Phyllis and Kenny Crandall, Mt. Upton, Patricia Finch and Tom Tubby, Kingston, Kenny and Donna Finch, Sidney Center, Roland “Fred” and Melanie Finch, Sidney Center, Donna Velano and Zachary Cutting, Saugerties; her grandchildren Jerry (Jessica) Galley, Casey Galley, Brandy Chartier, Cory (Kim Walley) Crandall, Dylan (Samantha) Johnson, Jenn (Toby) Umbra, Michael (Spring) Finch, William Finch, Jeremy Hren, Jordan (Cassie) Finch, Dakota (Courtney) Finch, TaShena (D.J. Deangelis) Velano, and Corbyn Velano; 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild on the way, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Charlene Rutenber and Ken, Texas, Donald “Pete” and  Sue Finch, Unadilla, Warren “Duke” and  Sonnie Finch, Florida, Carole Finch, Sidney Center and also several nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by a son-in-law Wesley Velano, two brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Ernie and Judy Finch and Gordon “Butch” Finch and a niece, Dawn Wright.

A celebration of Dorothy and Ken’s lives will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. at 146 Dunshee Road, Unadilla. 

Online condolences may be made at Memorial contributions may be made to Helios Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820.   

A special thanks to Paula and Jen for their care. 

Arrangements by the Westcott-Madden Funeral Home, 123 Main Street, Unadilla.