FISHKILL – Dolores “Lolly” Bermudez Way, a Fishkill resident since 1966, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. She was 87.
Daughter of the late Manuel Bermudez Vega and Rosario Rodriguez Lopez, she was born in Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain on February 23, 1933. On July 8, 1965, she married Allan R. Way at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Madrid. In 1966, they emigrated to the United States and settled in Fishkill, Allan’s home town.
Dolores was a longtime member of the Fishkill United Methodist Church, where she volunteered as a youth group leader accompanying the other adult leaders with the youth of the church on their annual retreat to Martha’s Vineyard in the summer. She also helped with the Sunday children’s nursery. She was also a member of the Fishkill Protection Engine Company Ladies Auxiliary and held the office of Vice President in 1996-1997.
Dolores worked as a seamstress her entire life and had a talent for custom-tailoring. She donated her sewing talents to the community by handling alterations and hemming of various items for the church, fire department, and many others. She was an avid gardener and always maintained a variety of flowers and plants.
Her husband, Allan, survives at home in Fishkill. Additional survivors include her daughter, Dolores “Didi” Spero & her husband Ronald of Poughkeepsie; her granddaughter, Nicole Spero of Poughkeepsie; her sister-in-law, Carol Canelas of Cary, NC; and many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives & friends. Dolores especially treasured her role as “Nana” to her granddaughter, Nicole.
Dolores was predeceased by her parents as well as her brother Francisco Bermudez, and her sister Rosario Bermudez Rodriguez.
Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, June 22 at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m., followed by entombment in the Community Mausoleum at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.
Please note: In compliance with NYS guidelines, social distancing will be required and capacity may be limited.
Donations in Dolores’ memory may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice or the Fishkill United Methodist Church.
For online tributes, you can visit her Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.