Victoria Patricia Kappel (Dolan)
Victoria Patricia Kappel (Dolan) age 76 of Tannersville, New York passed away on May 7th at Albany Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Victoria was born on May 30th, 1943 in Catskill, NY, to the late Victor A. Dolan Sr. and Beatrice Dolan-Hinch. Victoria was a life-long resident of the Mountain Top community and attended Hunter-Tannersville Central, graduating in 1961. Victoria married her husband, Frederick J. Kappel Jr. of Brooklyn in 1962, having five children together. The end of this month would mark their 58th wedding anniversary. In the 1970’s, Victoria would become a licensed cosmetologist and would go on to open her own salon in Hunter, NY which she ran successfully for over 25 years. In addition, Victoria was a 25 year member of the Tannersville Area Health Committee, holding several offices including President.
Victoria traveled to many places including Jamaica and Ireland, as well as taking numerous family vacations to destinations like Martha’s Vineyard which she so loved. Victoria loved antiques, genealogy, history, music and above all else, her large family. Victoria enjoyed family gatherings immensely and loved to watch her children and grandchildren preform in music, sports and theater. Victoria is survived by her husband Frederick J. Kappel Jr.; Her two Daughters, Tonna Kappel of Catskill, NY, and Rachel Tripsas (Chris) of Platte Clove, NY; Her three Sons; Shane Kappel (Ann Marie) of Freehold, NY, Jason Kappel (Valerie) of East Durham, NY and Justin Kappel (Debora) of Lexington, NY. Victoria is also survived by her Sister, Beverly Hinton of Thomson, GA, 12 Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews as well great nieces and nephews. Victoria was predeceased by her Brother, Victor Dolan Jr. of Coventry, Rhode Island.
A private service will be held at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Smile Train non profit organization, to which Victoria was a committed supporter.