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Vivian Clowe Dobrosielski

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Vivian Clowe Dobrosielski


Vivian Clowe Dobrosielski, of Green Acres, Hudson, passed away peacefully at home on July 18, 2021.

She was the daughter of George Wyman and Thelma (Austin) Clowe of Hudson. Vivian graduated from Hudson High School and received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY Albany. A business teacher at Chatham High School for over 30 years, Vivian retired as Department Chair in 1991.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, David T. Dobrosielski; her daughter Lori (Dr. Charles) Sturges of Catskill and their son Gabriel of Girona, Spain; son Damian (Christine) Dobrosielski and sons Aidan, Dylan, and Logan of New City, NY; son Devon (Meredith) Dobrosielski and sons Jack and Lance of Towson, MD; and brother George W. Clowe of Hudson. She is remembered fondly by dear friend and second “daughter” Annemarie Maguire of Catskill, and her devoted caregiver Dionne Searlette. Vivian was predeceased by her parents, and her brother Robert A. Clowe.

“Miss Clowe” (later “Mrs. D”) was a beloved teacher and mentor to hundreds of students. In her shirtwaist dress, and with a captivating smile, she championed Gregg shorthand and touch typing. Though she loved teaching, Vivian’s greatest passion was her family, and her greatest achievement, raising her happy and successful children and grandchildren. As Vivian so often said “I had a wonderful life.”

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill, on Saturday, August 14th from 11 am - 1 pm. A prayer service will be conducted by Father Winston Bath at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity. Messages of condolence may be made to

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