Dolores Mach

Dolores E. Mach

1931 - 2022

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Dolores E. Mach, also known as "Dolly," was born on January 16, 1931, in Lackawanna, New York, to Alice and Joseph; she was one of five sisters. Dolores went on to meet the love of her life, Hank. They met after Hank returned home from serving in the Navy during WWII. You knew they shared true love because Hank wouldn't go to bed until Delores went to bed. They made sure to take care of each other for as long as possible. Dolores and Hank were married for almost an incredible 70 years. After meeting, Hank and Dolly went on to have three beautiful children, Susan, Hanko, and Peggy. Their children later went on to have children of their own, making Dolores a grandmother and great-grandmother. They were the loves of her life. When it came to Dolly's home, everyone was met with a warm welcome along with a home-cooked meal. No matter the time, how many, or who you were, she would make food for you if you stopped by. She made sure that her daughter-in-law Debbie and son-in-law Chuck were treated just like her other children. Dolores was the strongest person her family knew; she would help the family get through any challenge. Dolores loved to cook, and she was the best at polish cooking. Sunday family dinners at McGurk were a staple. This was one of the many ways that she showed them love. She would make golabki, lazy pierogi, chicken soup, and breaded pork chops, those were her specialties! When she was not cooking, she was either playing bingo, at the casino playing the slot machines or playing 16 hand rummy. Whoever was with her at the casino knew it would be useless not to accept an extra $20.00 or more because she would say, "you can't turn down lucky money." We all knew that we had already hit the "jackpot" by just being part of her family. Dolores was such a beautiful lady, with an equally beautiful soul who never judged anyone. She had a way of making everyone feel safe and welcomed. She always took care of everyone and she was rewarded by passing away peacefully surrounded by love. She will be sorely missed and never be forgotten by anyone whose life was touched by her. Mach, Dolores E. “Dolly” (nee Koltys) April 13, 2022 of Blasdell, NY. Beloved wife of the late Henry “Hank” Mach, Sr.; devoted mother of Susan Ochal, Hank (Debbie) Mach, Jr., and Peggy (Chuck) Vacanti; cherished grandmother of David (Yvonne) Rychlik, Kendra Ochal, Lauren (Joseph) Meindl, Camelle Vacanti, Nikki (Tyler) Cole, late Kevin Rychlik, and late Justin Mach; loving great-grandmother of Cole, Ally, Dominic, Maxen, Jaxon, Mia, Valencia, and Kinsley Doll; dear sister of the late Emily (late Elmer) Connolly, late Josephine (late Thomas) Majcher, late Mamie (late Frank) Dura, and late Angie (late Gene) Karmelek; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday May 5th at 10 AM at Queen of Angels Church in Lackawanna. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements by LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 716-627-2919. Please leave online condolences at
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Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Queen of Angels Church
144 Warsaw St.
Lackawanna, New York, United States
(716) 826-0880