FORESTVILLE - Dorothy Elizabeth O'Connor was born on March 26, 1923 to John S. O'Connor and Otillia Hahn O'Connor in Cassadaga. Her father owned and operated a meat market in the center of town. In her childhood, she enjoyed traveling with her father when he made deliveries to customers. She loved waiting on customers in the store when she was older and helping take care of her three younger siblings. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandparents who lived nearby in Cassadaga, taking carriage rides with them to their farm.