Doreen Chenery was born on January 6, 1948 in Manhattan, NYC. She was the first of three children parented by the late Matilda Dyer Scarborough and Eric Carlton Scarborough, Sr. Her siblings are Eric Carlton Scarborough (deceased) and Alan Scarborough.
“Dee” as she was affectionately called by friends, attended N.Y.C. public schools K-12, graduating from Evander Childs High School where she was dubbed “The Latin Queen of Dance” (she was very proud of her West Indian Heritage). Always a serious, hard-working, go-getter, Doreen continued her education at Manhattan Community College, earning an Associate of Science degree.
On September 26, 1970 Doreen married the love of her life, Lester Gregory Chenery - an athletic coach and classroom teacher 7-12th - a union that would have celebrated a 49th anniversary this month. As a couple they were inseparable and made a very attractive appearance together. They shared a love for animals, of which they had many, and allowed themselves the simple pleasures of life. Lester lovingly admits that Doreen was in charge!
Mrs. Chenery’s professional career was a testimonial to her work ethic of steadfast, conscientious devotion and precision. Yet she was known as a gentle spirit with a beautiful smile. For the majority of her career she served as Supervisor of the Respiratory Therapy Department at St. Agnes Hospital in White Plains. Throughout the years even after retirement, or when she was a patient, Doreen was respected and acknowledged by the doctors, nurses and hospital staff with whom she worked.
To family and friends Doreen was beloved and admired for her gentleness and her “computer memory” that recalled the details of events dating years back to the present. Also known for her favorite pastimes of travel, cooking and shopping, especially for jewelry and designer bags and care of her dogs. After months of debilitating illness, Doreen began her journey to heaven on September 6, 2019.
Mourning her passing is her cherished husband “Les”, her brother Alan, brother-in-law Gordon, the family matriarch Lovely Hill Billups, godson Maxwell Pearce, nephews: Richard and Eric, cousins Melba Lemon, Shirley Miller, Jina Pearce, Nicole Lemon, Ben and Jinjer Pearce, Kyle Beltran, The Van Lowe’s of Detroit and Silver Springs, Melvina Saunders, Bevin Turnbull, Linda Rock and a host of devoted friends.
May God grant her the peace and eternal rest ‘til we meet again.
The family will receive friends on Sunday September 15, 2019, 4 pm to 8 pm at WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 190 Main St., Eastchester, NY. Prayer Service at Westchester Funeral Home on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:00 am followed by burial at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson.