Dulcie Delahousaye Rudolph

Dulcie Delahoussaye Rudolph, who spent nearly 60 years of her life as a resident of Niagara Falls, passed away recently at the age of 90 in Brewster, where she resided for the last four years. Born in New Orleans, Dulcie was predeceased by her husband, William J. Rudolph, whom she married in 1950. Dulcie was the longest surviving sibling of three sisters (Zona, Elaine, Brenda) and three brothers (Althemus, Ashton, Shelby). An educator for more than 21 years, she taught both in Niagara Falls (17 years) and New Orleans. She earned an undergraduate degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and a graduate degree from Niagara University. Dulcie is survived by her three daughters, Donna Petrie (husband Paul), Cheryl Nagle (husband Jeff), and Beth Chandler (husband Alan), and one son, William J. Rudolph, Jr. (wife Linda). Her four loving children cherish life, laughter and each other and attribute their happiness to their mother’s unconditional love and strong sense of family loyalty. Dulcie allowed her children to be themselves, speak their minds, remain respectful of everyone, and mature with grace and selfdignity. Her inner and outer beauty shone until her last moments. She is also survived by four grandchildren (Corey Chandler, Aaron Chandler, Mallory Chandler, and Danielle Nagle), and several nieces and nephews, including Novelle D. Jones of Houston and Judith Darensbourg of New Orleans, with whom she shared a special bond. If inclined, friends are asked to donate to a charity of their choice in Dulcie’s name.

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