A funeral Mass was offered Oct. 28 in the chapel of St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, for Sister Dorothy Root, who died Oct. 25. She was 91 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 73 years.

A native of Syracuse, she served for 32 years in schools of the Syracuse and Albany Dioceses, including 15 years at St. Francis de Sales School, Utica, where she was both teacher and principal. In 1979, she turned to parish ministry in Fulton for nine years, then spent 20 years as a pastoral associate in Lee Center.

Survivors include her siblings, John, David, Mary Cappon and Jeanne Spear. Interment was in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery, Latham.