Dorothy A. Lenz, 85, of Ridgefield, died peacefully on February 1, 2018, at Danbury Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born in 1932 in Stamford to James and Margaret Harvey.

Dorothy is survived by her beloved husband and best friend, Fred. They were married in 1953 and had celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary last October.

Dorothy also leaves behind 4 daughters: Patricia Kapp (Steven), Susan Gardner, Sharon Pardee (William) and Dianne Cordon. She was the proud grandmother of 5 grandchildren: Emily, Mollie, Michael, Madison and Katherine. And 1 great-granddaughter, Aubree.

Dorothy is also survived by her sister, Eleanor Harvey, of New York City.

A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to: The Ridgefield Fire Department, 6 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, Ct. 06877.

The family wishes to thank the Doctors and Nurses at the Danbury Hospital Intensive Care Unit and the Ridgefield Fire Department & Ambulance staff for their kind and compassionate care of Dorothy in her time of need.