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In Memory of

Dolores E. Lane

July 14, 1935 - July 15, 2017

Obituary


Dolores (Lori) Ellen (Sullivan) Lane, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Buffalo Hospice.

Lori was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 14, 1935 to Joseph Sullivan and Mary Eleanor (Shea) Sullivan. She had two sisters, Sheila and Maureen. She attended Mt. St. Mary Academy where she made life-long friends and graduated in 1957. She attended the University of Buffalo as an Englishmajor.

Lori was passionate about family, devoted to community and enjoyed culture. The family spent summers on the Canadian shore as Lori did with her parents. Her father was...

Dolores (Lori) Ellen (Sullivan) Lane, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Buffalo Hospice.

Lori was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 14, 1935 to Joseph Sullivan and Mary Eleanor (Shea) Sullivan. She had two sisters, Sheila and Maureen. She attended Mt. St. Mary Academy where she made life-long friends and graduated in 1957. She attended the University of Buffalo as an Englishmajor.

Lori was passionate about family, devoted to community and enjoyed culture. The family spent summers on the Canadian shore as Lori did with her parents. Her father was Canadian and immigrated to the United States in 1920s. Lori was the center of family events and believed in gathering to celebrate every holiday. The tradition will continue.

She was an active member of St. John the Baptist Church in Kenmore, where she was part of the Social Justice committee and she also marched in Washington. She had been influenced by the Civil rights movement, in particular the freedom riders 1961, which she had wanted to join. At her church, She contributed countless hours, volunteering for the "Dress for Success" clothing drive and Fair Trade Coffee sales; which supported individuals affected by poverty. She also assisted with the annual book fair, proceeds of which were donated to the American Association of University Women Buffalo, whose mission is to work toward equity for women and girls. These experiences ultimately lead to her volunteering for some 15 years at "LPF", Little Portions Friary, where she lovingly prepared meals for those affected by homelessness. "LPF" gave her immense purpose and great joy.

Lori was also an avid arts fan. Her support for Kleinhans Music Hall, The Chautauqua Institution, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Art Park and D'Youville College spanned 40 years. She frequently visited New York city where she also supported the arts, as well as, St. Francis of Assisi where she contributed to their soup kitchen.

Lori is survived by her five children, Bob (Jody,) Joe (Barb,) Sheila, Julie (Zann,) Tom (Jen), fifteen grandchildren, her sister Maureen (France) and many nieces and nephews.
Please join her family in celebrating their beloved Mother's beautiful and passionate life.
A wake will be held at the Dengler Robert Perna Funeral Home on August 11th from 4-7 pm, at 3070 Delaware Avenue in Kenmore, 14217. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church on August 12th, 1085 Englewood Avenue, Kenmore, at 10:45 am. Flowers are gratefully declined, in lieu of donations to Little Portion Friary, 1305 Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 14209.