GALLITTO, DOROTHY MARIE Dorothy was the daughter of Paul and Mary (Scaglione). She was born on June 11, 1948, in the City of Middletown, where she was raised and where she also resided. Dorothy passed away at the Middlesex Hospital on June 9, 2014. She is survived by her children, Scott Aresco and his wife Cheryl, David Aresco and his wife Michelle and Kori Milardo and her husband Mario Milardo. She is survived by her sisters, Lucille Gallitto Currie and her husband Al, and Betty Gallitto Rosek and her husband Richard. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael Aresco, Matthew Aresco, Abby Aresco, David Aresco, Isabel Milardo and Taylor Milardo, as well as nieces and nephews, David Gallitto, Richard Gallitto, Kristie Gallitto, Lisa Currie, Kimberly Currie, Alan Currie, Stephanie Rosek, Erika Rosek and Joshua Rosek. She was predeceased by her older brother Sebastian “Prof” Gallitto. Dorothy was recently employed by the Connection, Inc. as a Supportive Housing For Families Admission Specialist. But Dottie held a special place in her heart for her job as the Youth Shelter Director of the Northern Middlesex YMCA, a position she held for many years. Dorothy had a zest for life yet others always came first for her. When people were in need, whether family, friends or acquaintances, she would always be there with a hug, support and her heartfelt counsel. For anyone that knew Dorothy, cooking was her specialty. Dorothy had many passions in her life but none greater than her grandchildren and her love of cooking. She adored each and every one of her grandchildren as they were the love of her life. She loved to cook for friends and family alike and, needless to say, no one left her house empty-handed. Thanksgiving and Christmas brought out the very best in Dottie where she coordinated and made food for 45 people only to be topped off with her homemade chocolate chip cookies. She was an avid sports fans and when not attending her grandchildren’s games, she would be rooting on Notre Dame football or the New York Yankees on television. She enjoyed arts and crafts, especially making wreaths for her friends and family. Dorothy was a very spiritual person and believed angels were always by her side, looking after her. She passed quietly with her loving family by her side and now joins her fellow angels and will forever be there for her family. Special thanks to the staff at the Middlesex Hospital, especially her caring nurses, Sam, Tracey, Kathie and Barbara. Her family cannot thank them enough for their constant and loving care to both Dorothy and all who surrounded her. Family and friends may call at the D’Angelo Funeral Home, 22 South Main St., Middletown, on Thursday, June 12th from 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, 110 Chapin Road, Hudson, MA 01749 would be greatly appreciated.
Published in middletownpress on June 11, 2014