Dolores  Morotchie
Dee Biernacki Morotchie passed away January 9, 2020 surrounded by family at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Born August 28, 1948 in Lockport, she was the daughter of John J. and Lota (Blonkowski) Biernacki. Dee was a teacher at Royalton Hartland Central School District for 20 years. After her retirement from teaching, she began a second career as a Labor Relations Specialist with New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) until her retirement in 2011.
Dee was an active member of Lockport College Women's Club and the Kenan Arts Council. She enjoyed traveling, sailing, dinner with friends, was a shopaholic, and loved to spend time with her family especially her grandchildren.
Dee is survived by her two loving daughters, Jill (Nicolas) Atencio and Cristi (William) Wedgwood; cherished grandchildren of Alexander, Evan, Grace Atencio, and Morgan Wedgwood; loving sister of Ann (late David) O'Byrne; caring nieces and nephew, Amy Mahoney, Kelli King, and Ryan O'Byrne.
Relatives and friends may call Wednesday, January 15th from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport, NY. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, January 16th at 10 AM in St. John the Baptist RC Church, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport. Visit
Published on January 12, 2020


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Michelle Jansen
Jan 16, 2020
She was always so caring and compassionate about teaching and it showed when she would go that extra mile if you were struggling with understanding the course work. She will be greatly missed. Rest Easy. 😞 Thank you for inspiring me!
Jay Helwig
Jan 16, 2020
To the family she was always a kind woman she was never cruel to a soul.
I saw her once and she saw me at the library in Lockport New York
She knew me instantly.
She was a great teacher.
She will hold a special place in my heart, she told me when I started writing to never give up.
She had lots of hope in me.

All my best to the family.
Dan McDaid
Jan 15, 2020
Cristi and family,

I'm very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and all who were close to Dolores.
Dan and Melissa Fields
Jan 15, 2020
A memorial tree was planted in memory of Dolores Morotchie.  Plant a tree
Randy J Beutel
Jan 15, 2020
So sorry. See you Thursday.
Marisa Enzinna
Jan 15, 2020
Jill and family,
So sorry for you loss. Thinking of you.
Kathy Garlock
Jan 14, 2020
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The Wedgwoods
Jan 14, 2020
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Mimi Paredes
Jan 14, 2020
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Paul & Carolyn Steppe
Jan 14, 2020
Jill & Cristi:
Our deepest condolences to all of you. Your Mom was one very strong woman who raised two strong women. It was a pleasure to have known her. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers
Jan 14, 2020
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