Dolores Golgoski

Dolores Catherine Golgoski

Saturday, July 16th, 1932 - Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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Dolores C Golgoski, of Town of Ulster, New York died Tuesday, October 6, 2020 after a recurrence of cancer. She was 88 years old.

Born July 16, 1932, Dolores is survived by three children: Kathy (Doug) Renaud, Shirley Golgoski, and Marcie Golgoski; three grandsons, Matthew Renaud, William III and Lance Mayhon; one great-grand-daughter; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband, John Sr.; her sons John Jr. and Michael, her parents Clarence and Martha Luedtke; her brothers Robert and Richard; and her grandson Douglas Renaud Jr.

A 1949 graduate of Kingston High School, Dolores and John Sr. married in 1951. While raising her family, Dolores enjoyed working as a telephone operator through the years, first with New York Telephone Company and then at Benedictine Hospital. Dolores also loved history, especially that of the Hudson Valley. As a child she would accompany her parents on trips across the region in search of arrowheads and other Native American artifacts.

Dolores hated to cook. She did however enjoy the cooking of her children…and if she didn’t, she had no problem letting them know what the dish lacked. She also liked a good joke and could dish out sarcasm with the best of them. Above all, Dolores was a mom. If she knew you, she worried about you. It was how she expressed her love.

Dolores spent her final months in Florida, surrounded by sunshine and the warmth of her family. Her days were filled with game shows, word search puzzles, snuggling her furry grandbabies, and walks along tree-lined lakes and paths.

Friends will be received at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway Ulster Park, Town of Esopus, on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A graveside service will follow at 11:00 am, on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at the family plot in Montrepose Cemetery, Kingston.

Face coverings and social distancing (which will limit funeral home capacity) are required each day.

Dolores supported several charities and her family would be honored if you did so in her name: Angel Food East, Ulster County SPCA, and Operation Smile.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home
    339 Broadway
    Ulster Park, NY 12487
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  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 11:00am
    Montrepose Cemetery
    75 Montrepose Ave
    Kingston, NY 12401
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 11:00am
    Montrepose Cemetery
    75 Montrepose Ave
    Kingston, NY 12401
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Sue Rocco

Posted at 06:19pm
Dear Kathy,
Sending Our Thoughts and Prayers.
May your Mom find Peace & Happiness in God's Kingdom.
With Sympathy & Lots of Love,,
Sue & Rich Rocco

Matthew Renaud

Posted at 01:06pm
I will take with me all the loving memories of the times i got to spend with you Grandma. You will be missed by all.

Hiram C. Powell

Posted at 12:38pm
With deepest sympathy,
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Hiram Powell

Posted at 12:29pm

I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing from Margie.

Although I didn’t know her, I can only imagine how wonderful she must have been when considering how wonderful you are. I’m sure she was very proud of you and counted you among her life’s greatest blessings.

May your memories of her always bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart.

Peace and Blessings.

Fellow Board Memeber, Pabst-Steinmetz Foundation

Linda Queipo

Posted at 10:37am
Dear Kathy,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. May you find comfort and peace in the arms of your friends. God Bless.
With deepest sympathy,
Linda & Larry Q.

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