150x213-3168421Dolores E. (DeRuyscher) Hargrave, 86, of Auburn, formerly of the Rochester, NY area, died Saturday December 20, 2014 at home with her family by her side. Dolores had previously lived in Chili and South Byron, NY for many years before moving to Auburn, MA in 2005.

Her husband Donald J. Hargrave died in 2011.

She leaves her son Rev. Douglas Geeze, and his wife Joanne of Auburn, her loving grandchildren: Matthew Geeze and his wife Kendyl, of Phoenix, AZ, Jonathan Geeze of Groton, CT, and Caroline Geeze of Nashville, TN, and a niece Sharon Switzer, of New York.

Dolores was born in Gates, NY. She was the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Barton) DeRuyscher. She was educated in Gates and Spencerport, NY schools.

Mrs. Hargrave was employed as a bookkeeper for AC Delco, a division of the General Motors Corp.

She was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church in Auburn, the Order of the Eastern Star from 1953 to present; she was a Past Matron of the Golden Rule, Rochester Chapter, the Hesperus Chapter in Bergen, NY and a former Grand Officer for the State of New York.

A memorial service celebrating Dolores’ life will be held on Saturday January 3, 2015 at 10AM at Faith Baptist Church, 22 Faith Avenue in Auburn. Long distance friends and relatives may wish to view the memorial service online at http://www.sundaystreams.com/go/faithbaptistchurch.

There are no calling hours. Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Faith Baptist Church, 22 Faith Avenue, Auburn, MA 01501.

To leave a message of condolence for the family or view the Book of Memories, visit http://www.brittonfuneralhomes.com