Dorothy E. Sunderland
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Dorothy E. Sunderland
  • November 7, 1928 - October 6, 2017
  • Madera, California

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Dorothy Sunderland passed away on October 6, 2017 in Madera Ranchos to forever be with God. Dorothy was born on November 7, 1928 to Charles and Dora Hance of Fresno. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Fresno. Dorothy and Vincent Bruno were married in 1950, and had two sons, Philip and Curtis. She retired after 20 years from the Veterans Hospital in Fresno where she worked as a secretary.

In 1988 Dorothy and Joe Sunderland were married, and they moved to Madera Ranchos. Dorothy's family and friends were very special to her, and her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her so much joy. Dorothy enjoyed life and kept active. She attended New Heights Baptist Church and was active at the Senior Center in Madera Ranchos.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joe, and her sister Helen Barnes. She is survived by her two children, her sister Geraldine Nichols and her brother Berton Hance; her four grandchildren: Curtis, Melanie, Chris, and Geoff; her two great grandchildren, Jordynn and Elijah, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be at Stephens and Bean Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 2:00 to 7:00 P.M. A Graveside Service will be at Belmont Memorial Park on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.