Dorothy M Piazza, 83, beloved wife of the late Ernest Piazza, joined her husband in eternal peace on Friday, April 11, 2014. Born on April 22, 1930 in Bridgeport, CT, she was the daughter to the late Arthur and Natalie Seymour Tillson.
Dorothy and Ernest resided in Orange, where they raised their 3 children, for 49 years.
As a graduate of Milford high school in 1948, she was actively involved in her reunion committee and always looked forward to reminiscing with old friends. She shared many good times and laughter with family and friends at their summer home on Lake Waramaug.
Not only a devoted mother, but she also had a rewarding career. She worked for many years at Precision Products in Wallingford where she retired in 1987. Dorothy’s retirement years where embraced by her zest for life. She enjoyed the winter months basking on beaches of Southwest Florida where they had a condo. The summers were full of festive BBQ’s poolside at their home or traveling to Frye Island Maine with her children and grandchildren.
Dorothy loved a leisurely afternoon with a great book or just good conversation over hors d’oeuvres and libations. Her hospitality was as warm as her heart. Her passion for gardening put beauty in all of the lives around her. She was the most loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew her.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Donna Hartman, Sharon Piazza Thurston (Bob), and Jeffery Piazza (Carrie); grandchildren Heather Klein Albert, Jason and Jarret Guercia, Lindsey and Rob Thurston, and Eric Takacs; great grandchildren Samantha and Collin Albert. In addition to her husband Ernest, Dorothy was predeceased by her sister, Muriel Wyatt.
Friends and family may call prior to the Memorial Service on Tuesday from 10-11 AM. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Cody- White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford CT 06460 at 11 AM. A burial of cremains will be held on Thursday, April 17th 2014 at 11 AM at Orange Center Cemetery in Orange CT.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Generation Rescue Hope for Recovery for Autism, 13636 Ventura Blvd. #259 Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 or to http://www.generationrescue.org/.
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