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Barbara Dollard

Obituary of Barbara B. Dollard

Barbara Dollard was a strong-willed, independent woman who was always on the go in life. She was a well-organized, perfectionist who you could always count on. She cherished every family event and kept everything….paperwork, recipes, photographs, bouquets—even deflated balloons. Her family will always remember her full pantry always stocked and ready for a month-long snowstorm. During her career, she worked multiple jobs. They included: first-grade teacher, Town Clerk of West Seneca, and an administrative assistant for judges. Barbara was a very generous person and was always thinking of others. During the holidays she bought gifts for everyone, including the neighbors, her hairdresser, and the mailman. When her husband Richard passed, she went and bought $400 worth of candy to give to all the nurses at Mercy Hospital as a thank you for the care they gave her husband during his time there. Richard and Barbara met as next-door neighbors in Oil City, PA, and were married in1948; the two shared their lifetime together until his passing 1993. Together the two raised four children, and though she was a strict mother, she taught them be independent. Barbara was a great cook and was known for her family's favorite tuna macaroni salad and roast beef meal. She also made delicious spaghetti, mac and cheese, and pork chops. Barbara personally loved her food burnt and would often send food back at restaurants for not being burnt enough. Ice cream was her favorite delight which she enjoyed after all three meals, hot fudge being her favorite. She had many hobbies such as reading, watching the Bills play, playing piano, going to church, and crocheting. She would often make blankets and donate them to various organizations to keep her hands busy and give to those that needed—a testament to her giving nature. Barbara was a very healthy woman and rarely got sick until her early 90’s. She always made time for self-care, as every Friday she would go get her hair done as a personal treat to herself. Barbara will be missed as the matriarch of the family, though the values she instilled in her children will forever live on for generations to come. Dollard, Barbara (nee Boyles) of West Seneca, NY passed peacefully September 28, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Richard F. Dollard; dearest mother of Katherine A. (the late Robert) Tremblay, Dennis M. (Diane) Dollard, Richard M. Dollard, and the late Timothy P. (Trisha) Dollard; sister of the late Betty Jean Carswell and William Young; also survived by 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends received Friday 10/01 3-7 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 1340 Union Road West Seneca, NY 14224 716-674-5776. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Sat. 10/02 9:30 AM at St. John Vianney RC Church. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Poor Clare Colettine Nuns 215 E. Los Olivos St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3605. Online condolences and donations can be made at
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3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, October 1, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home - West Seneca, NY
1340 Union Road
West Seneca, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

9:30 am
Saturday, October 2, 2021
St. John Vianney
2950 Orchard Park Rd.
Orchard Park, New York, United States