Dolores M. Parry, 81, of Cape Coral has gone to live in that great campground in the sky on May 25, 2013. She was born March 4, 1932, in Utica, N.Y., to Alexander and Mary Zaleski. She attended Whitesboro Schools where she was a writer for the high school paper and a cheerleader. She graduated from high school in 1950. The sudden death of her father changed her hopes of higher education and she had to go to work to help support her mother. She married her husband, Richard, in 1955 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Utica. She worked at Marine Midland Bank in Utica for several years. Dolores and Dick began their family in 1957. Over the years she worked with her husband at the 7 UP Bottling Plant in Marcy, N.Y.
Dolores and Dick moved to Cape Coral in 1971 and purchased the Iona Ranch mobile home and RV Park. She quickly started social programs and many activities at the park. It was at the park where edited the first of two cookbooks, "The Ranch Cookbook" and later "Mimi's Recipes." She became active in the Rotary Ann Club of the Rotary Club of Cape Coral. She made the barbecue sauce for the Rotary's chicken barbecue where she was known as the "Chicken Sauce Lady" for 34 years.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Dick; three children, Diane (JR) Broadbent of Cape Coral, David (Melissa) Parry of Valrico, Fla., and Dale of Cape Coral; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene McCoy and Bernice Warchol; and one brother, Alex Zaleski.
A celebration of life will be conducted at noon, Saturday, June 8, at Fuller Metz Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice or the Rotary Club of Cape Coral Foundation.
Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Dolores Life Tribute and share a memory or condolence with her family