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Dolores "Dori" Tonyan

Obituary for Dolores "Dori" Tonyan

April 11, 1935 - July 7, 2019
McHenry, Illinois | Age 84

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt


Dolores 'Dori' Tonyan of McHenry died Sunday, July 7th, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Dori was born April 11th, 1935, the youngest child of eight to Arthur and Laura (nee Young) Smith. She resided in McHenry her entire life. On May 29th, 1957 she married the love of her life William Tonyan, Jr. at St. Mary's Church, McHenry. With her husband Bill, she wintered at Grenelefe, Haines City, FL and enjoyed many family trips "up north" to Sayner, WI.
She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, golfing, investing, technology, and following whatever her grandchildren were involved in.
She is survived by her husband Bill; children, Don (Mary) Tonyan, Pat (Dave) Dicker, and Pam Tonyan; the grandchildren she adored, Heather (Adam) McLane, D.J. Tonyan, David Dicker, Jr., and Liz (Trevor) Weigel; cherished great grands, Logan and Parker McLane. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Betty Smith, Cel Zimmerman, Bob (Maria) Tonyan, Chuck (Diana) Tonyan, Ron (Marsha) Tonyan, and Louise Militello, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Art (Lillian), Ralph (Helen), Earl (Mary Jean), Les (Betty), Bob (Ginny), Jack Smith, Marian (Gene) Mendel, and brother-in-law Gerry Zimmerman.
The visitation will be on Thursday, July 11, 2019, from 9:00 am until the Funeral Mass is celebrated at 11:00 am at the Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Rd., McHenry. Burial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the F.I.S.H food pantry or the Church of Holy Apostles.
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    5211 Bull Valley Road
    McHenry, IL 60050

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