Doreen H. Brugge

Doreen H. Brugge, 87, formerly of Hillview Drive, Sinclairville, N.Y., and Winchester Road. Lakewood, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in UPMC Chautauqua.

A lifelong area resident, she was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late C. Albert and Florence Grant Hagstrom.

Doreen was a 1950 graduate of Jamestown High School and was confirmed in 1947 from the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Before her retirement, she was a secretary and bookkeeper for the Swan-Rowley Insurance Agency and earlier for the Advanced Furniture Company and for Price and Millers Attorneys at Law.

She will be remembered as a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, mother- in-law and grandmother. Her family was most important in her life and brought her so much joy.

Surviving are her two sons; Marshall (Amy) Brugge of Jamestown and David C. (devoted friend, Joyce Parker) Brugge of Frewsburg, N.Y.; two grandchildren: Dr. Sarah M. Brugge of West Seneca, N.Y., and Matthew W. Brugge of Winter Park, Colo.; two sisters: Shirley (Barry) Benson and Sandra (Robert) Christensen, both of Jamestown, her nieces and nephews: Deborah (Emil) Gunther of Ocala, Fla., Darlene (Lee) Peterson, Kristy (John) Zabrodsky, Tracy (Ted) Bogdan, Scott (Elizabeth) Christensen and Toby (Natalie) Christensen, all of Jamestown as well as many great- nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Donald W. Brugge, whom she married Dec. 27, 1952, and who died July 28, 2019; her stepfather, Roger Carlson; sister, Marilyn Carlson; and a great-niece, Lindsey Peterson.

In keeping with Doreen’s wishes, there will be no funeral service or visitation observed. A private celebration of Doreen’s life will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Jamestown High School Class of 1950 Scholarship Fund, c/o Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St., Jamestown, N.Y., or to a charity of one’s choice.

You may leave words of condolence to Doreen’s family at www.lindfuneral home.com.