Janis “Dottie” Isabelle (Halstead) Aulabaugh

Janis “Dottie” Isabelle (Halstead) Aulabaugh, formerly of Hudson, NY, age 97, died peacefully on May 28, 2020. Born and raised in Hudson, Janis worked at the Universal Match factory for 28 years where she was a press operator in the printing department. Following her retirement in 1987, she spent many winters in Florida, before moving there permanently and eventually settling in Lady Lake, Florida.

Janis loved plants and always had beautiful floral displays at her home. Janis also loved to travel and see new places. From the time she was newly married she always enjoyed road trips near and far. It did not matter whether it was to a flea market in the next county or off to Las Vegas or a Caribbean Island, Janis was always up for the adventure. She also enjoyed playing Euchre with friends and family.

Janis was the daughter of the late Peter Halstead and Bessie Pettit, and pre-deceased by her brothers Peter “Sonny” (Halstead), Cecil (Halstead), sister Helen (Tomaso), son Peter (Zapp), daughters Joanne (Hilton) and Kimberly (Weaver), and husbands. Janis is survived by her step-sisters Pat (Hotaling) and Deloris (Sweet), her step-brother Manny (Sheffer), her daughter Roberta Shepherd, her son John Sapcoe, grandchildren Wendy, Pamela, Christine, Joshua, Rochelle, and Megan, and many great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Services will be held at Bates & Anderson, Hudson, NY on Saturday, June 27 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm followed by interment at the Union Cemetery in Mellenville, NY.

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