Dorothy Phelanmalinowski

Dorothy M. Phelanmalinowski

Thursday, January 2nd, 1947 - Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Dorothy M. Phelanmalinowski, 72, of Chambersburg, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at home in the early morning hours. She was born January 2, 1947, in Queens, NY, the daughter of the late Charles S. and Dorothy E. (Konzelmann) Phelan. Born the second eldest of seven children, Dorothy loved her family. She graduated in 1964 with her best friend since second grade, Cynthia Raha, from Bayside High School in Queens; and was an active member of her home parish St. Kevin Church in Flushing, New York. After graduation she attended community college. Not only was Dorothy an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, its various clubs, and a religious educator there, she was also a member of the Columbian Ladies, AARP, and the Democratic Club here in Chambersburg, PA. She was a beloved member of St. Anthony's Parish in Nanuet, NY, and the Rockland County Girl Scouts, before moving to Chambersburg to be near her grandchildren, whom she adored and was so proud of.
She is survived by her husband, John Malinowski Jr., whom she married July 15, 1978, her two daughters, DorothyMarie Malinowski, of Chambersburg, and Marysophie Starliper, and her husband, Robert, and her beloved granddaughters, Rosalynn and Hannah, all of Greencastle. She is survived by her two sisters, Mary Grega, and husband, John, of Watertown, NJ, and Gertrude "Trudy" Ziegler, and two brothers, George Phelan of Pearl River, NY, and, Richard Phelan, of New Jersey, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her younger sister, Catherine "Cathy" Gliemann, of Pearl River, NY, and her oldest brother, Charles Phelan, of Ohio, as well as a granddaughter, Sam Malinowski-Starliper, all of whom are greatly missed.
Dorothy's Funeral Mass will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church at 11:00 on Monday November 4th.
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    Monday, November 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, November 4th, 2019 11:00am
    Corpus Christi Catholic Church
    320 Philadelphia Ave,
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
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    Fr.Luis Rodriguez


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Barbara Silva

Posted at 06:55pm
Our sincere condolences on the loss of Dorothy. May loving memories help carry you through your sadness.

Barbara (Elbrecht) and Ron Silva


Posted at 05:59pm
Once a Democrat , always vote Democratic! Dorothy was a stanch Democrat who always helped with phone banking . Much appreciated friend.
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Cynthia Raha

Posted at 02:38pm
I have known Dorothy for almost all of my life. I love her like a sister. Growing up we had many adventures and those memories sustain me. We were partners for the first day of school, our First Communion, Confirmation and Graduation from St. Kevin Grammar School and for many days in between. Even though we did not go to the same High School, we stayed friends. I could write a novella about our friendship. Suffice it to say, it has remained true to this day.

Dorothy is a special person in my life and it will not be the same without her. How fortunate I have been to have known her and her dear families. She will always be only a thought away.

I extend my deepest sympathy to John, Dee and Marysophie. She loved you all and she loved her granddaughters. Family was of utmost importance to her.

When you think of Dorothy, please think of me because our lives are enmeshed.

Blessings and love to all her dears one - Cynthia

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