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Obituaries: Shirley M. Dobias

July 12, 2021

March 24, 1931 – July 10, 2021
Cornwall, NY

Shirley M. Dobias, of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on July 10, 2021 at Park Manor Rehabilitation & Health Center, Wallkill, NY. She was 90 years old.

The daughter of the late Raymond Halvorsen and Isabelle (Clark) Halvorsen Swain, Shirley was born on March 24, 1931 in Newburgh, NY.

Shirley earned her Associate’s Degree and was a retired Librarian at NYMA in Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. She was well-respected as a member of the staff at New York Military Academy and had a long standing relationship with the Alumni.

Shirley was an active Member of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall-On-Hudson. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed.

Shirley was predeceased by her loving husband of 66 years, Theodore R. Dobias, in 2016. She is survived by her son, Ted M. Dobias and his wife Lorri of Wallkill, NY; her daughter, Linda A. (Dobias) Dombroski and her husband, Gregory of the Town of Newburgh; two grandchildren: Kara and Bryan; and her great-grandchildren: Bryan Jr, Shaelyn and Madison.

Based on new CDC guidelines adopted by NYS, fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or be socially distanced, but unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks and be socially distanced in the funeral home.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21st at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 22nd at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Interment will follow the Mass at St. Thomas Cemetery, Cornwall, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Shirley’s name may be made to Meals on Wheels, Greater Newburgh, P.O. Box 2615, Newburgh, NY 12550 or Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, 70 Dubois Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to


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