Dorothy Rita Bourgeois Spinrad


May 14, 1927 - September 27, 2011

Sept. 27, 2011
TICONDEROGA — Dorothy Rita Bourgeois Spinrad, 84, Jackson Heights, N.Y., passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at Margaret Tietz Center, Jamaica, N.Y.
She was born May 14, 1927, in Ticonderoga, the daughter of late Charles and Anna (Rabideau) Bourgeois, youngest of eight children.
She attended Ticonderoga High School and lived in the United States/Germany, following her husband’s military career. In 1973 she moved to Queens, where she resided for the last 38 years. She was employed at Abraham and Strauss department store as a special police officer, an accomplishment she was very proud of.
Dorothy was an amazing mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, and her family will remember her for her incredible generosity, overwhelming kindness, and special love and care for her children and grandchildren. She admired all things artistic and loved to paint and draw; her favorite artist being Georgia O’Keeffe. She was also an avid book reader.
She is survived by sons, William I. Spinrad Jr., Winchester, Va., Thomas C. Spinrad, Poughkeepsie; daughter, Nicolle P.(Spinrad) Jansson Queens; brother, Paul Bourgeois, Wiesbaden, Germany; sister Mary Bourgeois Shriver, Warrenton, Va.; four grandchildren, Eric W. Spinrad, Nicholas J. Spinrad, Wayne C. Spinrad, Christina F. Spinrad; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by son, Michael D.C. Spinrad; daughter Ninette P. Spinrad.
Burial service/interment will be Nov. 1, 2011, 10 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association.