Greenwich-Dorothy Marie “Melody” Newman-Carter, 74, formerly of Greenwich, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Saratoga Springs where she resided for the last three weeks.
She was born April 25, 1945 in Glens Falls and was the daughter of the late Cecil Greene, Sr. and Dorothy Lake Greene.
Melody graduated from Catholic Central High School in Troy and earned her associate’s degree from Dale Carnegie College.
Melody was a professional dancer for 15 years in Boston, MA and then worked at the Pied Piper Restaurant as a waitress in Allentown, PA. When she moved back to New York, she worked for the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities as a Developmental Aid until she retired after 20 years of service.
Melody was very religious and was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich. She looked forward to playing bingo each week at the Middle Falls Fire House and loved reading, playing Scrabble and Skip-O.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings.
Melody is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth (Ron) Carter Shultes of Saratoga Springs and Dorothy (Steven) Lappie of Chicopee, MA; her siblings, Rusty Raymer of Rochester, NY, Mary Crosby of Pittsburgh, PA and Jacqueline Carney of Salem. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Johnathan Dimick, Robert Dimick, Michael Lappie, Michelle Lappie, Tanya Gamelli and 4 great grandchildren. Melody was very close to her three friends, Lona Cole, Linda Knox and Dina Cross.
A mass will be Celebrated at 10:00 am Thursday, February 20, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Church, 36 Bleecker St., Greenwich.
Memorial contributions in memory of Melody may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
To send flowers to Dorothy's family, please visit our floral section.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105