Dorothy B. Cullen

Dorothy B. Cullen, 98, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at the Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Fishkill, N.Y.

Daughter of the late Martin and Marie (Schneider) Bauer, she was born Aug. 4, 1921, in the Bronx. She lived most of her life in New York until moving to Southern Pines, North Carolina in 1990. Dorothy worked as a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service and enjoyed several hobbies such as reading, writing letters, doing crossword puzzles, and watching “Jeopardy.”

In 1947 in the Bronx, she married Thomas Cullen, who predeceased her in 1996.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Patricia Carola, of Beacon, N.Y.; her son, Richard Cullen and his wife, Elaine, of Fishkill, N.Y.; her son, Kenneth Cullen and his wife, Nancy, of Dayton, Ohio; her grandchildren, John Carola (Melissa), Jeffry Carola (Amy), Jamie Carola (Theresa), Joseph Carola, Tracy Cullen, Trevor Cullen and Kyle Cullen; eight great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1400 Route 52, Fishkill, NY 12524.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill Inc., 1089 Main St., Fishkill, NY 12524.

For online tributes, visit Dorothy’s Book of Memories at