Livio Joseph "Lee" DOTTOR

DOTTOR, Livio "Lee" Joseph

Livio "Lee" Joseph Dottor, 87, of Kensington, known as "The Movie Man", devoted husband of the late Joan (Scricca) Dottor, died March 6, 2013 peacefully at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. Livio will be deeply missed by his family and community. Born in Stafford Springs, the son of the late Angelo and the late Maria (Dalcin) Dottor, he served as an Entertainment Officer in the United States Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946, and was appointed to serve the towns of New Britain and Berlin on the Mattabassett District Board of Directors from 1965 to 2007. He was a member of St. Paul's Church in Kensington. He is most known for managing several movie cinemas and drive in theaters throughout Connecticut from 1948 to 1997, and his work was a critical part of the evolution of the motion picture industry over the last decade, bringing affordable cinema magic to any person in a local, safe, and clean setting. He took tremendous pride in his work, and found the most joy working with his family at the theaters. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Sonal Dottor of Berlin, and Wayne and Patricia Dottor of Pennsylvania; a daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Antony Kerz of Rocky Hill; eight grandchildren, and his sister, Mary Cimino of Enfield.
A private Funeral Liturgy at St. Paul Church and burial in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain, will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , New England Division, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Porter's Funeral Service in Kensington is serving her family.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 8, 2013