Obit: Byrne, Dorothy Ann (1923 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Byrne, Escoffier, Austin, Wing, Barr, Smalley, Beckwith, Papierniak, Slowiak, Schlegelmilch, Iallonardo, Osborne, Schramm, Tunstall, Campbell, Wyatt, Byce, Privitera, Smith, Boyd, Dutcher, Lee, Varkey

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 4/23/2014

Byrne, Dorothy Ann (28 Feb. 1923 - 20 April 2014)

Dorothy A. Byrne, 91, of Neillsville died Sunday, April 20m, 2014 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy Ann Austin was born Feb. 28, 1923, in Metuchen, N. J. the daughter of Oliver and Marguerite (Escoffier) Austin. She graduated from Emerson High School and then worked as a telephone operator. Dorothy was united in marriage May 4, 1940, to Terry Byrne. In 1968, they moved to Neillsville to farm. Dorothy loved animals, especially cats, and going to garage to sales, traveling out East, playing games and trivia. Dorothy was a special lady who was loved by all.

She is survived by nine children, Sharon (Don) Wing of Morris, NY, Patricia Barr of Lancaster, PA, Eileen (Bert) Smalley of Gilbertsville, NY, Veronica (Larry) Beckwith of Oxford, NY, Kerry (Jon) Papierniak of Thorp, Margaret (Milton) Slowiak of River Falls, Linda (Chuck) Schlegelmilch of Redmond OR, Annie (Jim)
Iallonardo of Prescott and Terry (Becky) Byrne of Neillsville; 30 grandchildren and many great-grand and great-great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Kathleen Osborne; a son-in-law, Wayne Barr; five brothers and one sister.

Her honorary casketbearers will be her grandchildren: Tracey (Aaron) Slowiak, Andrea (Jason) Schramm, Denise (Greg) Tunstall, Maureen (Kevin) Campbell, Kristin (Jason) Wyatt, Amber (Neil) Byce, Lucas (Asuka) Papierniak, Carla, Jenna and Michael Byrne, Erich (Nikki) Schlegelmilch, Kelli Schlegelmilch. Tammy (Tommy) Osborne, Kyle (Sierra) Smalley, Jamie (Bennett) Privitera, Karen (Todd) Smith, Julie (James) Boyd, Kenny Dutcher, Heidi Dutcher, Steve (Lisa) Dutcher, Shawn (Patty) Osborne, Shannon (Wilson) Lee, Brendan Osborne, Wayne Barr, Kevin Barr, Brian Barr, Trevor Barr, Joe Iallonardo, Gino Iallonardo, and Ross Iallonardo.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Dorothy’s family with funeral arrangements.



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