MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. Dorothy Chesson, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Aug. 12. She was 81.
The daughter of Harry and Helen Tucker, she was educated in Mount Vernon schools. Chesson worked as a school crossing guard for many years. Her family said that she knew the names of every child she crossed. Chesson also worked as a meter attendant in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by two children, Charles Chesson Jr. and Doreen Richburg Chesson; two sisters, Jean Grant, of Mount Vernon, and Elizabeth "Betty" Scotland, of Yonkers; a brother, Melvin "Cookie" Tucker, of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by six brothers, Harry Tucker Jr., Richard Tucker, Wilbur Tucker, George Tucker, Robert Tucker and Charles "Eddie" Tucker.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lee O. Wood Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
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