Dorothy E. Brunell

Dorothy E. Brunell 86, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019. Born in Rutland, Vermont on August 27, 1932, she was the daughter of Robert and Myrtle Shaw. She was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and Mildred Elley Business School.

Dorothy started her career at Schenectady Savings Bank and then worked for General Electric Co. She became a stay at home mom, raising her family and later returning to work for Doheny Oil and retiring from Congress Gas and Oil in 1993.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters. Dorothy loved to cook and bake for her family. She was an avid BINGO player and enjoyed traveling and attending NASCAR races.

She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Myrtle Shaw, sister Phyllis Mangino, and stepson Mark Brunell. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Gaylord; daughter Jill Chouinard (Bryan); granddaughters Justine Howe and Jordyne Howe; several nieces and nephews; and her favorite four-legged companion Gauge Walter.

Funeral services will be held 11:30am Friday, March 29 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 28 from 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The family would like to thank the staff of 3 Springs at Wesley Health Care Center for their care and compassion.

Guest Book

Roger & Lynn Brunell Hordines

Uncle Gaylord, Jill and family,

So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Know that Aunt Dorothy is at peace and free of pain.

David Howard


Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Dorothy. RIP Dorothy.

Gary and Donna Dickerson

Dorothy we knew you and family a long time. Had so many great times together. Our prayers go out to Chet and Jill and all the rest of the family. We know you will be missed. Rest In Peace our friend until we all meet again. God Bless

Pat Parrelle


I have known you for many years.
You always made me smile.
Happiness to you was your family and friends.
Rest in peace.
Sincere sympathy to your family.

Ronald & Stacey Rosebrook

Gaylord & family very sorry for your loss.

Tim and Melanie Brown

God bless Dorothy. She was a good friend and quite a hoot when she was passionate about something. You never knew when she and Gaylord might be out for a drive and pop in when you least expect it. That pop in could be easily turned into over an hour. May she Rest In Peace and our most sincere sympathy to Gaylord, Jill, Brian, Jordan and Justine. She was so proud of her family.

Susan Briggs

So very sorry for your loss loved enjoying coffee her and Gaylord at mom and dads..she will be missed