Dorothy (Nixer) Dascanio

Dorothy (Nixer) Dascanio, 86, the beloved wife of 63 years of Louis Dascanio, died on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Manchester Memorial Hospital.

Dorothy was born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Stanley and Julia Nixer and had lived in Bolton for many years. Along with her husband and her son, Allan, Dorothy served as the office manager for the family firm of Manchester Kitchen Co. She and Louis traveled extensively throughout the world and the United States. Dorothy had a great fondness for her summer home on Cape Cod and enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and bird feeding and was an avid reader.

Besides her husband, Dorothy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Allan and Debbie Dascanio of Manchester; her sons, Steven Dascanio of Italy and Edward Dascanio of Bolton; and her grandson, Edward Dasconio Jr. of Colorado. Dorothy was also predeceased by her sister, Marion Nixer, and her brother, Stanley Nixer.

Funeral service will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester, has care of arrangements.

For online condolences, please visit

Funeral Home

John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street Manchester, CT 06040-4857
(860) 643-1222

Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 4 to Oct. 8, 2012