Dorothy Callahan

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, March 3, 1926
Date of Death:
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Age:
92 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday October 12, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Co-Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist [ view map ]

Funeral Mass

Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 am

Location: Co-Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, March 3, 1926
Date of Death:
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Age:
92 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, March 3, 1926
Date of Death:
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Age:
92 years old

Dorothy Callahan

Dorothy Callahan, 92, of Rochester, died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Charter House.

Dorothy was born March 3, 1926 to Alfred and Ellen (Hennessey) Hughes in Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Harvard University in 1947 with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She married John A. Callahan in West Roxbury on May 26, 1951. They moved to Rochester, Minnesota in 1952. Dr. Callahan died on March 31, 2007.

Dorothy was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (now a Co-Cathedral). She was a committed volunteer in many areas, including Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted Area Community Corrections, the Rochester Area Foundation, the League of Women Voters, St. Mary’s Auxiliary, Amnesty International, and the Reading Center. Both Dorothy and John became Oblates of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN, in 1955. She was on the Board of Trustees for the College of St. Teresa and she helped to create and directed the Rochester/Olmsted Community Housing Partnership.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Peter J. Callahan of Byron, Christopher J. (Madeleine) Callahan of Bloomington, IL, Paul J. (Julie) Callahan of Arlington, MA, Joan C. (Steven) Farrell of Brooklyn Park, Peggy (Mark Beckel) Callahan of Hinckley, Betsy Callahan of Clayton, WI; daughter-in-law, Jane Callahan of Rochester; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Marie Morgan of Boston, MA; and two brothers, Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes, and Rev. Kenneth J. Hughes SJ. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and her son, Mark.

The funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13th at the Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist with Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes, Rev. Kenneth J. Hughes SJ, and Rev. Msgr. Gerald A. Mahon officiating. . Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12th in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.

Memorials are preferred to Seasons Hospice, Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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The family of Dorothy Callahan has received the following condolences.

Sorry to hear of your mother's passing.

Peter: Sorry about your Mother. She must have lived a full life!!

My deepest sympathies and most sincere condolences on your loss.  May Dorothy rest in peace with the Lord:  I pray that He will hold her in his arms and that He is is doing more for her than we can ask or imagine.  I pray that you will all be blessed and be able to find peace and joy in warm memories of times past.

So sorry you have lost your Mom. She was  a wonderful, knowledgeable woman and    a good patient in the dental chair.  Spence  thought a lot of her also.  Sorry I can't be there tomorrow.


 


Jean Burrington

My dearest Betsy and the entire Hughes-Callahan family,


I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet Mama. My heart is with you all at this very difficult and sad time. Prayers for peace and love from me and the boys. Love, Kimita

To Betsy in particular, so sorry to read of the loss of your mom... thinking of you and your family during this sad time.  Love from an old friend....

Callahan Family 


Sending our deepest condolences to all of you and family.


Rick & Char Lutzi 

The Peebles family send you comforting prayers. We hope that the many memories you have of Dorothy will bring you peace and solace.


Mimi, Michael, Ben and Amy, Tony, Ella and James

My sincere heartfelt sympathy to the Callahan Family in the loss of Mother, Grandmother and Great grandmother. Prayers for you all .

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Callahans on the passing of your mother and grandmother. Peace and Irish blessings to each of you. 


Jane and Mark Linderbaum