Doris Falcone, 79, of Hamden, passed away December 2, 2011. Born on March 5, 1932, in Vienna, Austria, she was the daughter of Paul and Rose Spiegel Lichtenthal. Doris and her family arrived in the United States in 1938. She graduated from New Rochelle High and continued her education at Katherine Gibbs, in NYC. Doris had four daughters with her first husband, Alan Samuel; Deborah (Scott) Holman, Jeanne (Kroll) Samuel, Katharine (Brian) Lynch and Elizabeth (Michael Joseph) Samuel. With her second husband, Alfonse Falcone, Doris had a son, Dean Falcone. Doris is also survived by her three step-children, Sandra (David) Martin, Mark Falcone and Laura (John) Falquera and her daughter-in-law, Kathy Falcone. Doris dedicated her life to raising her children and is survived by 11 fabulous grandchildren; Joshua and Jesse Martin, Caitlin and Meghan Holman, Clifford Samuel-Hine, Timothy and Christopher Lynch, Mia, Alex and Elliott Falcone and Emma Falquero. Doris' diverse interests included dollhouse miniatures, baking, bird-watching, raccoon-feeding, and reading. Doris greatly enjoyed her volunteer work with the Quinnipiac University Jazz and Concert Series. Her family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Yale-New Haven Hospital, particularly unit 7-5 , for their care and support during Doris' final days. Doris' life will be celebrated at the Playwright Restaurant, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden on December 17th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, all are welcomed. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Hamden Elderly Services, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, Ct. 06518.

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  1. Dear Dean and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that you will be surrounded by friends and family to comfort you. With sympathy, Lori Bessinger.

  2. Skip and I are so very sorry for your loss. I know how much she ment to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It’s always hard to lose a mother/grandmother but it just seems worse at this time of the year. May you find peace in your hearts. Love,

  3. To Dean, and all of the Falcone family, Chris and Kathleen, Mabel and Sally send heartfelt love and sorrow at this tremendous loss. Love, Kathleen

  4. Dear Betsy and family, I will always think of your Mom when I see a doll house! I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. -Sue

  5. Dean, Mark, and all the Girls- May you find comfort in remembering all the wonderful memories of your mom, how happy you all made her, and how proud she was of each and every one of you. Your beautiful family gave her great joy. Thinking of you all. Love, Bobby

  6. To Betsy Samuel and the family of Doris Falcone, God bless you during this difficult time. I read the beautiful obituary. Doris had a wonderful life worth celebrating and leaves many family members to cherish her memories. Regards.. g.

  7. Dear Debbie, Jeannie,Kathy, Betsy, Dino and Family, My deepest sympathy to you all on your loss. Doris will be missed by so many.I will always have such terrific memories of Doris,she was so very sweet,warm, elegant,and a beautiful accomplised lady. Doris, you will be missed by many with lots of loving memories! Peace be with you all.

  8. Betsy, Kathy, Debbie, Dean and all the Samuel/Falcone family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Very nice tribute today to honor your mother.

  9. To the Family of Doris Falcone: Our remembrances of Doris and her family will always bring a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our eldest daughter, Karen, passed away two years ago at this time with acute myelogenous leukemia, so this Holiday Season brings with it the memory of losing her. I am grateful for the years we had with her, and I hope the same emotions will be reflected for you in the love you had for Doris. With fondest aloha, Audrey and Mal

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