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Dorothy Daidone

Dorothy M. Daidone

Wednesday, January 15th, 1930 - Monday, May 18th, 2020
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Obituary

Dorothy, 90, flew over the rainbow on May 18, 2020. The world lost a beautiful gentle soul.

Dorothy May was born to Vincent & Dorothy Kischel on January 15, 1930 in Nyack, NY. Dotty spent a happy childhood in Spring Valley, NY with her parents, sisters Mary & Winnie & many animals which she loved, especially her goats. Dotty graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1947 where she excelled in Art. After High School, she went on to work as a teller for the 1st National Bank of Spring Valley.  In September of 1958 she met her future husband James Daidone at Roseland Ballroon in New York City and they were married shortly after in 1959. Dotty & Jimmie resided in Brooklyn, NY for 10 years before relocating to Northport, Long Island where they raised their 2 children Laura & Vincent.

Dotty was a homemaker until the oil crisis in the 1970s when she returned to work as a teller in the local bank in Northport where she greeted all her patrons with a smile. She especially enjoyed waiting on a few of the NY Islanders hockey players. Dotty enjoyed gardening & collecting license plates with her husband Jimmie. Dotty was an avid reader spending many hours at the Northport Library. Mostly Dotty was known for her love of writing; poems, short stories & in her journal daily. Dotty had a knack for connecting with people & remembering the smallest details of their lives. She enjoyed nothing more than sharing a cup of tea with her friends & neighbors that dropped by, discussing the latest book she’d read. She was known to keep in touch with all by sending notes, cards, & letters.

Dotty volunteered for many years for The Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk County, where she was able to impact many at the end of their lives with her giving spirit & grace.  Dotty & Jimmie moved to Central New York in 2014 to be closer to their daughter. They lived at the Nottingham Senior Living, moving to the Assisted Living & finally the Nursing Home, at the Nottingham, where Dotty continued to make friends until the end, and warm everyone she met with her huge heart & smile.

Dotty was a loving, generous spirit that will be greatly missed by her family, husband of 60 years, James Daidone of Jamesville, NY, daughter Laura Brunet (Martin) of Fayetteville, NY, son Vincent Daidone (Senia) Northport, NY & four grandchildren, Stephanie & Julien Brunet & Isabella & James Daidone.

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Brian Lane

Posted at 08:51pm
Roberta and I were blessed to know Dottie. A warm, caring soul, and a kindred spirit for Roberta. Trips to libraries, poetry readings were their favorites. Riding our bicycles on a summer weekend past the house, we were always invited in for a cup of tea to catch up. Jimmy would take me out to the garage to show me his latest license plate, Dottie would show us her garden's progress as the summer months passed :-) Knowing Dottie for 15 minutes was like knowing your best friend for years. The most friendly, positive outlook imaginable. We miss her and our thoughts are with Jimmy. Love to all...Brian & Roberta Lane
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Linda Milosky

Posted at 04:54pm
My husband and I met Dottie and Jimmy in the Nottingham dining room while visiting my mother-in-law. We enjoyed meals with them a number of times. When I would pass Dottie in the dining room or in the hallways, she always had a kiss for me and asked about our children and grandchildren. She was one of the most positive people I’ve ever met. We are sorry for her loss and we will miss her.
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Tina Redmond

Posted at 10:33pm
Laura - I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. It is a difficult thing to go through; even more so in this time. I wish you and your family peace.

Elizabeth Knab

Posted at 11:12am
So very sorry to hear of Dottie's passing .My deepest sympathy to all the Family,especially to Jimmy.
So many fond memories of all the good times long ago on Long Island. Dottie was a very special person ,she always had a smile.
Betty Knab

Francine D'Antona Guilfoyle

Posted at 09:16am
I always remember Dotty as being a sweet soul. I guess she was needed upstairs to help straighten out the mess our world is in.
Rest in peace sweet cousin.
Always in our hearts.
Love,
Cousin Francine D'Antona Guilfoyle (Kitty's Daughter)
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