Dorine M. Bogacki

dorine bogacki

December 1, 1925 ~ January 9, 2022

Born in: Hamden, CT
Resided in: Wallingford, CT

Dorine M. (Dady) Bogacki, age 96, of Wallingford, passed away January 9, 2022. Born in Hamden on December 1, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Walter F. & Martha (Haaf) Dady. A resident of Hamden most of her life, she was the widow of Julius Joseph Bogacki. Dorine is survived by her daughter Karen Lucisano & her husband Joseph of Milford; her son Joseph & his wife Genny Bogacki of Cheshire; grandchildren Danielle Lucisano, Kristen Smaldone & her husband Robert, and Jeffrey Lucisano; and great-grandsons Logan & Luke Smaldone. She was predeceased by her brother Walter Dady. Dorine was an administrative secretary retired from the Town of Hamden Board of Education, and a typing instructor at the Hamden Adult Education Center. She was a former chairwoman of the Senior Bowling League, former active member of the New Haven Celiac Association, and the oldest parishioner of Hamden Plains United Methodist Church. Dorine always enjoyed attending Hamden High Hockey games. Her family would like to thank Masonicare in Wallingford, especially the Wooster 2 unit, for the care and compassion she received over her years there.
Friends may visit with her family on Thursday, January 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden prior to her Funeral Service, which will begin at noon. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. Masks are a must and social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Masonic Healthcare Center Quality of Life Fund, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492.


Visitation: January 13, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Funeral Service: January 13, 2022 12:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. I have fond memories of visiting Mrs. Bogacki in her Hamden home. She was always welcoming and kind. My heartfelt condolences to Karen, Joe, and families. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Shelley

  2. Saddened to learn of Dorine’s passing. Her warm smile brightened the days of the many years I worked with her at Hamden High School. She was the sweetest! My sincere condolences to her family.
    Elaine Blumenthal
    Boca Raton, Florida

  3. Dorine and my mom were next door neighbors for over 50 years. They looked out for one another. I’ll always be thankful for that relationship. Dorine was a sweet, wonderful person, always kind and smiling. She will be missed. Thinking of Karen & Joey during this sad time.

  4. Sorry for your loss Joe. Fun times at your house with your mom, dad & sister. Miss those days! Always smiling and friendly to me and all of our friends.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Our paths crossed many times over the years. Doreen was the secretary at Bear Path when our kids were in school. We shared several social events with Doreen and Julius. We ran into both of them on a trip to Hawaii . It was surprising to meet Hamden friends so far from home. We spent social times together at the Greater New Haven Celiac Group. Doreen always had a good gluten free recipe to share. We enjoyed bringing gluten free treats to Doreen when she first gave up her home and went to assisted living. Doreen will always hold a special place in our hearts. She was a very kind and caring person.
    Richard and Beverly Chevalier

  6. Joe & Karen
    The last GREAT LADY of Belden Road. May God Bless and keep her. Sending prayers your way.
    Jack Orabona

  7. What a wonderful photo! It captures the “Mrs. Bogacki” I have known since Karen and I met up in junior high. Good memories of times at their home. To her family and friends, remember “Grief is just love with no place to go.” She’s got her hands wrapped around your hearts, helping them to heal.

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