Catherine Minford Dodge, Former Orangetown Deputy Supervisor is Dead

Catherine Minford Dodge Death – Obituary: Catherine Minford Dodge, former Orangetown Deputy Supervisor passed away on November 23rd, 2022 with loved ones by her side. Born April 26th, 1929 to Harry and Rozella (Riker) Minford in Nyack, NY. Catherine excelled at sports, was elected Nyack High School class president. She went on the graduate from Cedar Crest College afterwards becoming a buyer for Bloomingdales in Manhattan.

Catherine served on the Board of Rockland County Historical Society, was a founding member and longtime chairwoman of the Orangetown Museum, Chairwoman of the Orangetown Parks and Recreation committee during which time she led the drive to make The Joseph Clark Rail trail become a reality. Catherine was the first woman to serve as Orangetown Supervisor when Jack Cassidy was hospitalized. After her husband passed away, she ran the family business, J&J Dodge with her son James until her retirement in early 2010.

Catherine Muriel married her high school sweetheart Joseph Griswold Dodge Jr who predeceased her in 1986. She is survived by her son, James Locke Dodge and her daughter in law, Phyllis Jean Dodge and her grandson Andrew Joseph Dodge, of Pearl River, NY. Also, her son Joseph Griswold Dodge III and his wife Trudie Dodge, grandchildren Zachery Dodge and Katy Dodge of Apex, North Carolina. Survived by her daughter, Laura Davie and her children, Catherine Davie & James Davie and his wife Kari Davie, and great grandchildren, Cheyenne and Memphis.
We will be having a memorial service for Catherine on Thursday, December 15th at Blauvelt Knights of Columbus in Blauvelt NY, at 7 pm. We hope you will join us to celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers or food please send donations to the Orangetown Historical Society ( and Joe Raso Hospice House, New City NY. (







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