Dolores Oestreicher

Dolores Oestreicher,of Danbury, daughter of the late Murray and Martha Samalin of Mt. Vernon, NY, died Thursday night, January 28, 2010, from a massive stroke sustained on Sunday, January 24th.  Dolores is survived by her husband, Lloyd; a sister, Sondra Trager;  4 children, David, Stefan, Elisabeth, and Rowena; and 4 grandchildren, Aliyah, Maya, Mira, and Jacob.

Dolores was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and sister.

Dolores graduated from A.B. Davis High School in Mt. Vernon, NY (1955), Barnard College (1957), and Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing (1961) as a Registered Nurse.  Dolores obtained her Masters in Counseling in 1981 from Southern Connecticut State University.

Dolores worked at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NY, and served as a visiting nurse and school nurse for the City of New York after receiving her BSRN.  She later worked in Danbury Hospital from 1973 until her retirement in 2005.

Dolores started work at Danbury Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) from 1973 until 1983.  In 1983, she transferred to the In-Patient Psychiatry Unit and worked there until 1986.  From 1986 until 2005, Dolores was the Psychiatric Nurse Clinician of the Crisis Intervention Unit.

Dolores was very active in the nurse’s union, and served on the grievance and negotiating teams for several years.  Dolores also volunteered her time after retirement working in the emergency room several nights a week.

Dolores will be receiving the Nightingale Tribute on Sunday, a tribute to a registered/licensed nurse for her many years of service, and entered into the Connecticut Nurses Association Honor Roll at the state convention in November.

Funeral services will be held today Sunday, January 31, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. in the Kane Funeral Home at 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, Connecticut.

She will be interred at Riverside Cemetery in Saddlebrook, NJ, immediately following the service.

Shiva will be held at the Oestreicher residence at 17 Eastwood Road in Danbury, CT from Sunday evening, January 31st until noon on Friday, February 5, 2010.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Diabetes Association, 1-800-DIABETES.

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