Dorothy E. “Dot” Blood

September 27, 2022
Blood, Dot, Photo
Email Obituary


Potter/Middlesex- Dorothy “Dot” Elaine Blood, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Friends may call Friday (Sept. 30th) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will be held  Saturday (Oct. 1st) at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial  contributions may be made to the Ontario County Fair Draft Horse Barn/Program, PO Box 324, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Dot was born Oct. 23, 1944 in Canandaigua, NY. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Marjorie Yerkes. She graduated from Canandaigua Academy, and attended Geneseo State College. Dot worked at Kelloggs PanTree Inn in Canandaigua for 42 years. She worked at Henderson’s Drug Store in Penn Yan for 8 years. Dot enjoyed transporting her Mennonite neighbors for many years.

Dot and her husband, Carl, were lifelong horsemen. She was a 4-H Horse Club leader for many years (Ontario County Wranglers). Dot was the Secretary for the Ontario County Horse Leaders and for the Tri-County Draft Horse Club, for many years.

Dot is survived by her husband of 58 years, Carl D. Blood; four children, Peggy Olig, Lisa Henderson, Connie Blood and Corey Blood; 11 grandchildren, Nicole (Chris) Rasmussen, Peter (Chelsea) Olig, Christopher (Amanda) Blood, Tyler (Melissa) Henderson, Cierra (Donnie) Wagner, Lexie (Randy) Sinack, Braeden Perot , Shael (Mary) Blood, Kiya (Dylan Hastings) Blood, Shonikka Blood and Shaman Blood; and 14 great-grandchildren. Dot is also survived by five sisters, Beverly (LaVerne) Washburn, Sandra (Everett) Simonds, Linda Sheets, Joan Servidone and Judy (Norm Koek) Jones; one brother, Ron Yerkes; and many nieces and nephews.

Please visit to send a message of condolence to Dot’s family.



Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Friday, September 30, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2583 East Main Street
Gorham, New York
Get Directions

Memorial Service

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Saturday, October 1, 2022
11:00 AM
2583 East Main Street
Gorham, New York
Get Directions


Roxie Hutchinson from Stanley, NY on Sep. 27, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God will keep all of you in His arms and help you through your grief.

Kelly Geer from Canandaigua, NY on Sep. 27, 2022

The world has lost a great lady. She was my 4H leader and was always so much fun. I have such great memories of any time I spent with her. Just the best, most down to earth, hardest working and fun loving person - she will be so sorely missed.

Michelle Lohnes from Rushville, NY on Sep. 27, 2022

This is like the worst news ever . Dot and Carl welcomed everyone no matter who you were into their hearts . You will truly be missed ❤️ my thoughts and prayers are to each and every one of you . She was an amazing woman , friend , mother and grandmother to you all ! If any of you need anything please don't hesitate to call me ! Love you all ! ❤️

Robin Barge from West Bloomfield on Sep. 27, 2022

Sorry for your loss. My condolences go out to all her family.

Kim Bergstresser-Davis from Stanley, NY on Sep. 27, 2022

I am so very sorry for your loss. Dot holds a special place in the heart of many. May the love and support surrounding you all bring you some comfort.

Judy & John Loomis from Haines City Fl on Sep. 27, 2022

We are so sorry for your loss. Dot was quite a great lady and good friend.

Constance Blair from Bloomfield NY on Sep. 27, 2022

Connie, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I hope happy memories will see you through the coming days. Prayers of peaceful tomorrows for you and your family. Love Connie Blair… the other Connie

Pamela Ake(Washburn) from Cocoa,FL on Sep. 27, 2022

I’m so sorry for your loss. Aunt Dot will be greatly missed. I have many fond memories of her and the family. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and Prayers.

Amy Morrisey from Canandaigua, New York on Sep. 28, 2022

Dot was a friend to everyone, young and not so young. She was a role model to many in the Draft Horse Club, always the gracious host and strong supporter of any meeting or gathering. It’s been a while since I’ve seen her or Carl but she will always be an inspiration for me.

Christina Gavette on Sep. 28, 2022

I am so so sorry for your loss . A woman of many traits and a great person . My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Kristin Walters from Phelps, NY on Sep. 28, 2022

Although she was not a blood relative, I always felt like I was. Dot was an amazing woman, who welcomed everyone with open loving arms. She will be greatly missed. Love you lots. You will be in my prayers, sending lots of love and hugs.

Patti Jo (Murray)Rumsey from Penn Yan NY on Sep. 28, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. Dot was an amazing person. She always treated us 4H kids like one of her own. She will be missed.

Joanne Burley from Rushville, NY on Sep. 28, 2022

So sorry to hear about Dorothy’s passing. She will be missed by many. Will always remember her happy personality. Sending prayers for the whole family. Let your memories get you through this difficult time.

Steve,Lisa,Dennis Youngs from 28 hillcrest dr. Py NY on Sep. 28, 2022

Sorry for your loss !! We are thinking of you

Sandy Case from Phelps, NY on Sep. 28, 2022

Our condolences to the family. We knew her a very long time ago. Our sympathies from the Naukam family

Douglas Wager from Penn Yan , NY on Sep. 28, 2022

Please know how very sorry I am for the passing of Dottie. She was a wonderful person, kind , warm-hearted, and loving. She was a friend and I so enjoyed working with her those years at Henderson’s Drugstore. I can only imagine how much she will be missed by all her family and so many friends. Please accept my most sincere expression of sympathy and know that Dottie and all of you will remain in my thoughts and loving prayers for a long time to come. Douglas

Linda Turner from Canandaigua NY on Sep. 29, 2022

Dorothy was and has been a Mom, Grandmother and a friend to so many in the area and will be missed by all. Sincerely sending caring thoughts to all her family.

Carol Tolley from Canandaigua, New York on Sep. 29, 2022

Dot was always happy with a good word to say about everything. Working along side her at Kellogg’s was a pleasure. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

Charles and Cheryl Coryn from Canandaigua New York on Sep. 29, 2022

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers

Debbie (Lee) Browning from Phelps, NY on Sep. 30, 2022

Carol and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dot's passing. I will always remember her wonderful smile. I met Dot way back when I was a little girl and Carl drove the milk truck to my Grandpa's farm. Many fond memories of seeing Dot and Carl at the fair and other events with their horses. My Deepest Sympathy to all of you.

Charlotte Cummings from Canandaigua on Sep. 30, 2022

I went to school with Dorothy. She was a great person and will be missed by many. My heart and prayers go out to the family.

Gene & Sue Slater from Macedon, NY on Sep. 30, 2022

Gene and I send you our sincere condolences! We have many fond memories of Dot & Carl from our years in the Draft Horse Club.

Michaele Witter Dunham from Ocala, Florida on Oct. 23, 2022

I never got to meet her in person, but I treasured the letters and pictures Dot sent me of our family. I was very surprised to read this morning, as I was about to write a Happy Birthday, that Dot had passed. My condolences to her family. I know a wonderful lady has gone home to meet her Lord.

Add a Condolence

This is not published.