Obituary: Dolores Holzbach, 82, of Ridgefield

Dolores Holzbach passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on December 21.

A native of Indiana, Do followed the love of her life, Jim, to Connecticut nearly 50 years ago and passionately called Ridgefield her home ever since.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and neighbor. And, until just the last few months of her life could be found in her favorite seat at Saint Mary’s or wandering the aisles of her beloved Library downtown.

She loved playing paddle tennis and watching professional tennis whether you wanted to watch it with her or not!  She also enjoyed rooting for the Yankees and the Patriots. (And, the family sends a special thank you to the Patriots for the comeback win mom got to watch while resting in her favorite seat by the fire.)

A voracious reader and dedicated decoder of crossword puzzles of all kinds, Dolores was at her best being a mom. She was a master at making memories for her children and grandchildren, and Christmas was her specialty. She made everything from sugar cookies to her own ornaments, and if this year you awoke to your very first White Christmas, we’re pretty sure you have our mom to thank for it.

She died peacefully in the same home where she raised five incredible children and she spent her final days surrounded by them all and under the watchful care of her beloved Golden Retriever, Rory.

Dolores is preceded in death by her husband, James, her brothers Leo and Rich and her sister Peg. She is survived by four sons and a daughter: David and his wife Sheila; Eric and his wife Adele; Steven and his wife Joy; Jason and his wife Jennifer; and Kris and her husband Matt.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Alex, Brooke, Sydney, Casey, Ben, Ethan, Ava, Julia, James and a great-grandchild,Michael.

Funeral services are private and at the direction of the family.

Memorials may be given to the Ridgefield Library at 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. And, to all who knew and loved her, Cht Cht Cht.