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Dolores E. Baronich, “Dolly” 89, (nee Bush) of North Tonawanda died on February 2, 2023 after a brief illness. Wife of the late Steve Baronich. Loving mother of Susan (John) Belczak, Nancy (Gene) Zuro, Carol (James) Wentz, Mary (Vincent) Guerra and William (Lisa) Baronich. Proud grandmother of Kristy (Scott) Drabek, Ashley Selevchuk, Zachary Baronich and the late Nicole Zuro. Loving Great-grandmother of Eli Selevchuk and Haley Drabek. Sister of the late Shirley Stockburger and Wilbert Bush. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends received by the family on Sunday February 12, 2023 from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Brunner Funeral Home, 156 Robinson St., North Tonawanda where a time to remember will be held at 2:00 p.m. Please bring a good memory to share. A private interment will be held at Acacia Park Cemetery.
Dolly worked as a Culinary Chef for several restaurants in the area. She worked with her son at Kristy’s Kafe on Oliver Street and owned Dolly’s Catering. She also worked at Goerss’s Dairy and made the best Hot Fudge Sundae’s in the world. Dolly was a Foster Mom to three children. She received her Associates Degree at the age of 56 from NCCC and was the only woman in the WNY Chef’s Association. She also was a Dietitian at St. Francis Hospital working with the Sisters. Dolly traveled to her favorite state of Hawaii 6 times. She was also a Girl Scout leader at Shady Hollow. She loved to sew and made several colorful quilts for her family. Dolly was the world’s best “Grandma Dolly” and enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking up a storm. She enjoyed being the life of the party. She will be missed.