Molly Dee
Monday
11
April

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, April 11, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg Location
4199 Lake Shore Rd
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Monday
11
April

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, April 11, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg Location
4199 Lake Shore Rd
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Tuesday
12
April

Prayers

9:45 am
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Tuesday
12
April

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
767 Ridge Rd.
Lackawanna, New York, United States

Obituary of Molly Dee

Mary Catherine “Molly” was born on January 5, 1938 in Buffalo, NY. She dedicated her life to nurturing a large loving family and creating hundreds of beautiful paintings. She grew up in Williamsville, was a member of Tri Delta sorority, received both her Bachelor and Masters of Fine Arts Degrees from the University of Buffalo, studied at the acclaimed Albright Knox Art School and was a member of the Twentieth Century Club. Molly was an art teacher in the Frontier Central School District for over 25 years, and was an accomplished painter. Molly’s paintings have been shown in galleries on Nantucket Island, MA, in Steamboat Springs, CO, New York, NY and others for over 35 years. Her large figurative paintings were inspired by historical photographs. Her unique style and interpretation of photographic images evolved from her early fascination with photographs of her own parents, whom she had lost when she was very young. The result of this intense experience was the beginning of a series of large canvases “Images of the Past”. This body of work became the foundation of her acclaimed style of painting. Molly’s work is widely collected by both individuals and corporations and has been featured in periodicals including Victoria Magazine, Coastal Living, Hemispheres, United Airlines in-flight magazine, The Review Magazine, Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, and Buffalo News. Please visit www.mollydeeart.com to learn more about her work. If you knew Molly you knew her greatest accomplishment was being the matriarch of her family. She loved and nurtured her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family, and friends who became family over the years with every breath she took. She and her late husband, Joe created an idyllic childhood for their family which included month long trips to Europe and across the United States, several pets including horses, dogs, and a goat, and summers spent at the Bethlehem Management Country Club. Molly, or Nana as she was lovingly referred to by her ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren will always remember her by how she made each one of them feel loved and special. Molly enjoyed traveling with family and friends, celebrating birthdays and holidays, and especially spending summer vacations on Nantucket Island. She liked playing cards and will always be the Queen of our Hearts. She created so many special traditions that will forever remind her loving family of what a beautiful and special gift she was to all. Molly was a great cook and an exceptional hostess who held Sunday dinner for her family each week and always had room for one more. Molly’s zest for life was an extraordinary gift that she shared and will be greatly missed. All who knew her loved her and she loved them. There is a hole in the hearts of those who knew her best and knew her love that can only be filled with the precious memories she’s left behind. Dee, Mary Catherine (nee Eimer) “Molly” April 4, 2022 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Dee; devoted and loving mother of Mary Beth (Timothy) Holly, Joseph (Debora) Dee, John (Terry) Dee, Linda (Thomas) Koller, and Laurie (Mark) Harrison; dearest Nana of Katharine, Elizabeth, Margaret Anne, Molly, Caroline, Maggie, Laurie Beth, John, Emma, and Jack; cherished great-grandmother of Harrison, William, Teddy, Rosie, Peter, and Andrew; dear sister of the late Margaret (late Walter) Snyder; also survived by nieces, nephews, and many close and lifelong friends. Family and friends received on Monday, April 11 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. Where prayers will be held Tuesday, April 12 at 9:45 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Victory Basilica at 10:30 AM. Flowers are accepted along with donations to The Champ Foundation at www.thechampfoundation.org. Please leave online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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