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Dorothy Anne Cuneo


1920 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Dorothy Anne Cuneo Obituary
DOROTHY ANNE CUNEO Dorothy Anne Cuneo, daughter of Royal Bond Comstock and Annette Potter Smith, was born in 1920 and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. She attended college at Iowa State University in Ames, graduated in 1942 with a major in Home Econo-mics/Nutrition. In 1943 she enlisted in the Army Air Corp where she was attached to the Nursing Corps as a Dietitian and assigned to the 197th General Hospital. In 1944 her unit crossed over to England and then arrived in France just before Christmas establishing a hospital near San Quentin, France. Her patients included wound-ed from the Battle of the Bulge and American POW's coming out of the camps. While in France, Dorothy married Peter Anthony Cuneo and after the war, the family settled in California where they raised five children. Dorothy did volunteer work while the children were growing and always kept her dietitian's license cur-rent. In 1978 she volunteered 40 hour a week as a dietitian at the UC Irvine Medical Center. This turned into a part- time paid posi-tion. She worked with outpatients in all areas and eventually it led her to specializing in dia-betes and pregnancy, becoming one of the leading prenatal nutri-tionists in the state. She retired in 2001 at the age of 80. Dorothy passed away on March 2, 2015 in Chico, Ca and is pre-deceased by her hus-band of over 60 years, Peter, her oldest son A.P., infant son Eugene, and her granddaughter, Lara Merme. She is survived by her children: Robert (spouse Cynthia), Danny, Michael (spouse Janet), Peter; 9 grand-children and 6 great grandchildren,. She will be remembered for her strong sense of family and as always generous in giving her support to her loved ones. Char-itable contributions can be made in her memory to the Arc of Butte County in care of Brusie Funeral Home . Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.brusiefh.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Mar. 8, 2015
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