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Dorothy Nelson Rizzo

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Dorothy Nelson Rizzo Obituary
Dorothy Nelson Rizzo

Lansdale, PA - Dorothy Nelson Rizzo died on January 23, 2018 in Lansdale, PA. She was born February 26, 1930 in Jersey City, NJ.

She was married to her husband (Bill Rizzo) for 63 years. Bill always referred to Dorothy as "His Bride."

She was a 50+ year resident of Belford, NJ until moving to Upper Gwynedd, PA with her daughter, Dorothy Marie.

Dorothy earned her Nursing degree from The Medical Center in Jersey City, and a Bachelors and Master degrees from Jersey City State College, one in Public Health and the other in Education. She held numerous additional certifications in the Fields of Education and Holistic Nursing Practices.

Dorothy's work experience included employment as a Registered Nurse at Riverview Hospital; a visiting nurse for MCOSS; and her last 30 years as a nursing instructor for Monmouth County Vocational School.

As a long time member of St. Mary's Parish, she volunteered as a CCD teacher for 2nd grade, sanctuary cleaner, and rectory helper. She was one of the first volunteers to work with The Barn delivering food to the Missionaries of Charities and others.

Dorothy's hobbies included having beautiful flower and vegetable gardens, reading and being with her grandchildren.

Dorothy's life was one of service to all, taking care of their Body, Mind, Spirit, and Heart.

Dorothy is preceeded in death by her husband, Willam A. Rizzo, Sr., her son, William A Rizzo, Jr., and her son-in-law, Larry Jimmerson. She is survived by her children, Roxanne Rizzo-Watson; and Dorothy Rizzo Jimmerson: 7 grandchildren, Aaron Jimmerson, Eric Jimmerson, Sonya Larado, Sarah Mardirosian, Beckey Ward, Channel Rizzo, and William A. Rizzo, III. Also surviving are 7 great-grandchildren who called her GG.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 4-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 9:15 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Chapel, 26 Leonardville Road, Middletown. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Dorothy's name to the Barn For the Poor, P.O. Box 4270, Middletown, NJ 07748.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 25, 2018
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