Colavecchio, Dorothy M.

Dorothy M. Colavecchio, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. She was born to Wallace A. and Anna (Wollenberg) MacDonald on June 27, 1934 and was a lifelong Farmington resident where she and her pre-deceased husband, Michael F. Colavecchio Jr. raised their family. Affectionately known as Dossy, she is survived by her six children: Mary Colavecchio, Michael Colavecchio (Marie), William Colavecchio (Karin Linthicum), Dodie Colavecchio (Deb Napolitano), Diane Gannon (Jim) and John Colavecchio (Susan). She was blessed with eight grandchildren: Abby and Sam Gannon, Jack and Teddy Colavecchio, Tess and Emma Colavecchio, and Nate and Pierce Landry. Dossy is survived by her sister, Anne Jednorowicz of West Hartford, CT and brother Wallace A. (Pete) MacDonald of Scio, NY and predeceased by her sisters Mary Guild and Muriel Judd. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews who enjoyed her company and sharp sense of humor. Special thanks to Cindy Ebanks, Dorrett Senior and Charmaine Reynolds of the New England Nightingales Home Care for their dedication and friendship they provided to Miss D.
Dossy was a 1952 graduate of Farmington High School and worked as a bookkeeper for the Southington-based CPA firm Dudzik, Beauchemin and Kelley. She was a diehard Boston Red Sox fan. Dossy was always in the stands watching her children compete in their multitude of sporting events. She was a communicant of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Unionville, CT for 58 years.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville, Tuesday (April 16) from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Wednesday (April 17th) at 9:15 am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea at 10:00 am. Burial will be in the family plot at Riverside Cemetery, Farmington.
Donations in her name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter: P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011

Calling Hours

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:00am in St. Mary Star of the Sea ~ Unionville


Riverside Cemetery ~ Farmington

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter: P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011

4 Responses to 'Colavecchio, Dorothy M.'

  1. Carol Palm says:

    Dossy and the wonderful Colavecchio family were such a part of our lives in the “highlands” of Farmington.
    The Palm family….Carol, Hank, Lisa, and Susan.
    Although dear Hank has passed away, the girls and I send you our thoughts and happy memories.

  2. Joy Swain Witecy says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. She was such a big part of my childhood memories. From Union School, Western Auto softball, Girl Scouts And Lions pool. She was always there and such a great example. She will be missed my all of us. Peace to you all.

  3. Chris Judd says:

    Mary, Gus, Bill, Dodie, Diane and John,

    I was really sorry to hear of Aunt Dossy’s passing. It conjured up memories of her swimming by our envious eyes during adult swim at the pool and then cramming us all into the caravan for the ride home.

    My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.

    Chris J.

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