Doris Brearley

Obituary of Doris J Brearley

Doris Jane Hoppes Brearley died peacefully after a full life at 98 and a half years old, surrounded by loved ones, on November 14, 2021, in Vestal, New York. Born on May 14, 1923, she joins her beloved husband of over 70 years, Donald Brearley. She is survived by her three children Donna Gray, Alan Brearley, Laurie Brearley, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She lived her life with a pure heart and the love of everyone who was fortunate enough to know her. Doris was an active member of the Vestal Senior Center and a lifetime member of the Vestal United Methodist Church. You could always find her baking in the kitchen for her family, community, and friends. Her pies, fudge, and infamous chocolate chip cookies have been expressions of love throughout her life. Doris was often smiling with a book in her hand, having read countless numbers of them. She had a passion for working in her garden and creating beautiful paintings. She always said that her favorite job was being a mother and grandmother. In her last moments, she was surrounded by amazing caretakers who loved and were loved by her. In remembrance of Doris' life, a service will be held by family and friends on November 27th at 2 pm, at the Vestal United Methodist Church, 328 Main Street in Vestal, where flowers or contributions can be sent. Preceding the service will be visiting hours from 12:30 to 2 at the church.
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