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Dorothy M. Brunette (1925 - 2014)

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Brunette, Dorothy M.

Rochester: Died peacefully surrounded by her family on February 15, 2014 at age 88. Predeceased by son, Edmund Contestabile; husband, Frank (Archie) Contestabile; father, Dewey Mayhew; mother Leona Doss; step-father, Nelson Ferguson; sister, Joan Ferguson. Dorothy is survived by her devoted husband, Donald Brunette; heartbroken children, Lisa (John Chinnici) Contestabile, Domenic (Carol) Contestabile; grandchildren, Christina (Tim Royce) Contestabile, Nicholas (Alyssa Walter) Contestabile, Kristen (Jason Walik) Maybeck, William (Cindy Reed) Maybeck; great-grandchildren, Dylan Reed & Elizabeth Mayeck; brother, Robert (Bonnie) Ferguson; sisters-in-law, Shirley Billings & Betty Clark; brother-in-law, Frank Brunette Jr; many cousins, nieces, nephews & friends. Dorothy was born in Lynchburg, VA and moved to Rochester in 1945. She worked many years as a Registered Nurse and 25 years at Xerox. She was an active member of Holy Name of Jesus Church and a member of the choir. She lived a life of loving and generous service to others. Special thanks for the loving care received at the Baird Nursing Home. For more about Dorothy, visit

Visitation is 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd). Dorothy's funeral mass will be celebrated 9:30 AM on Thursday at Holy Name of Jesus Church, St. Martin's Way, Rochester, NY 14616. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to , Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York NY 10163-4777 or Holy Name of Jesus Church in Dorothy's memory.


Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2014
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