Noreen "Noni" Dobson, 81 of Avery, CA passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012. She was born April 1, 1931 in Stockton, CA
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Noreen had restaurants in her family from an early age. Rossetti's the "Little Italy of Calaveras County" was in the family for 85 years, until sold in 2006. Noreen and her husband Smitty established roots in Arnold with Meadowmont Restaurant & Hotel. Followed by the well-known hot spot of Smitty & Noreen's 19th Hole, which hosted many social events including the annual golf tournament, barbeque and anniversary celebration.
Noni loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed adventurous trips with her grandchildren to Italy, Hawaii and Mexico.
Survivors include her loving husband of 40 years, Smith "Smitty" Dobson, III, sons: Ray (Yvonne) Sellick of Fresno, Ron Sellick of Murphys, Rex (Karen) Sellick of Salinas, Lance (Joni) Larkin of Sonora, grandchildren: Rosie, Mario (Stefany), Angelina, Roxanne, Max, Alexa, Corey and Amanda Sellick, Jazmin Garrison, Joshua (Deborah), Smith, V and Sasha Dobson, great-grandchildren: Gage and Jenna Dobson and Raena Sellick as well as her sister, Janet Bailey of Wallace.
Noreen was preceded in death by her father Silvio, mother Desdemona, brother Eugene "Gino" and sister, Lida Rossetti and son Smith, IV Dobson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 10AM in the Evergreen Chapel of Cherokee Memorial Park. Followed by burial within the cemetery.
Donations may be made in her name to the
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Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dobson family.
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Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from September 26 to October 3, 2012