Dorothy Kempa Gierula, 90, of Stuart FL and Lebanon, CT died peacefully on March 25 at Treasure Coast Hospice. She was born and raised in New Britain CT, married the love of her life, Stanley Gierula in 1948. Dorothy spent many wonderful years at their vacation home in Lebanon CT and retired to Stuart Florida in 1987. She is predeceased by her beloved husband "Stash", her son Stanley, daughter-in-law Robin, seven sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her dear daughter, Victoria Silberstein; devoted "children by marriage" Herbert Silberstein and Karen Liljehult; and adored grandchildren Jeanette Gierula, her partner Danny Morales, Edward Silberstein and his fiancé Shaina Dascher, Jacob and Sara Silberstein. She worked as a school food services manager in Newington, CT, and was an accomplished artist in many media, singer and accomplished cook and fisher woman. Family meant everything to Dorothy, and she leaves behind her family of friends at Cedar Pointe Condos, FL, Lake Williams, CT and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. She will be lovingly remembered for her feisty spirit and her willingness to give selflessly to others. A Memorial Service will be held at Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home 167 Old Hartford Road Colchester, CT. Calling hours will be at 11 AM with the service to follow at 12 noon on Sat. April 12th, 2014. Memorial Contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice or Stuart VNA.