Dorothy Ames

Obituary of Dorothy Ames

Dorothy Christine Ames, 54, died September 22, 2014 at her home in Lambertville, NJ. Dorothy was born October 12, 1959 in Bronxville, NY, and grew up in Rye, NY. She attended Rye Country Day School ('77), graduated from Wesleyan University ('81) with degrees in Music and English, and attained her MBA from the University of Connecticut ('86). An avid equestrian rider, flute player, and book lover in her younger years, Dorothy carried this same passion and dedication into adulthood with fitness instruction - which she parlayed into a small business of her own, Functional Fitness - philanthropy, and her work with animals. She enjoyed dedicating her time to the communities she lived in and loved (Littleton, CO; Princeton, NJ; Lambertville, NJ) and was cherished by those with whom she worked and volunteered, many of whom became close friends. Dorothy will be remembered for her joyful spirit, compassion, and love for her friends and family. She is survived by her four children, Michael, Kristin, Dillon and Quinlan; her three sisters, Ruth, Maggy and Joan; and, her beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Gracie. She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Marion Patterson Ames. The Funeral will be held 10:30 Am Thursday September 25, 2014 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Ave. Princeton. Calling hours will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Harbourton Cemetery Hopewell. Condolences can be sent to The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home in Princeton, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to one of Dorothy's most cherished causes, the Animal Alliance of New Jersey (
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