On Saturday, December 29, 2007, Dorothy Francis Dobensky, 89, of Meriden, left this world after a courageous battle with cancer to join all of her loved ones in heaven. Born in Meriden on April 30, 1918 a daughter of the late Peter and Evangeline O'Keefe DePizzol. She was a loving wife of 52 years to the late Joseph Dobensky. Mother of Bonnie DiCioccio and her husband Don, Richard Dobensky, James Dobensky and his wife Joanne, and Janice McMahon and her husband John, all of Meriden. She was a meticulous homeowner and a gardener. You never found one blade of grass out of place in her yard. Angels in heaven, watch your wings! Thank you to her neighbors, especially the Brysh's, Madeline, Jack, Marie, and Violet for giving her a helping hand when needed. She always had a smile when waving to the children walking by her home to Israel Putnam School, warning them not to walk on the wall so they wouldn't get hurt. Her friends at Shoprite will also miss her smiling face. Many thanks to her caregivers at Midstate and Coccomo Health Care Center, Hunters, SMFD, and a special thank you to her doctor Jeffrey Gimbel and staff for his special care and patience. She will also be missed by her napping buddies Lily, Dieter, and Molly. Along with her children, she leaves her sister Lorraine Pinkevich and husband Pinky of Meriden, and brothers, Edward DePizzol of North Haven, John and Marge DePizzol of Southington, and Robert and Shirley DePizzol of Bradenton, FL. She also leaves grandchildren, Casey and Patrick McMahon, Scott Panciera, Steven Robillard, Jefferey, James, Richie, Eric, and Sara Dobensky, and great-grand children Sean and Allison McMahon, Ryan, Jordan, and Olivia Panciera, and Jeffrey, Kyle and Thomas Dobensky. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her brothers LeRoy and William DePizzol. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 5th, 10 a.m. at St. Rose Church in Meriden. Burial will be private. BEECHER & BENNETT FLATOW, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden is in care of arrangments. Memorial contributions in Dorothy's name may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave. Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. .Peanut., I will miss you always. I used to laugh because you were always trimming your yard & now I laugh because I do the same thing. your habit rubbed off on me.Thank you. Thank you for being a great Mother-in-law & friend. I wish you peace & comfort. Love Kathy

  2. Dear Butch, Joanne and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Janice

  3. I am a very good friend of Jeff and Jay Dobensky…I just wanted to send you all my deepest sympothy…My thoughts and prayers are with you Kelly (LeVasseur) Taylor

  4. I WILL MISS YOU DEARLY! YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, HAVE BEEN A PART OF MY FAMILY, SINCE I CAN REMEMBER! MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU! LOVE, CINDY

  5. Jay-Jay, Thanks for your kind words. You’re right, they’ll both meet our God together, and I’m sure will be kindred spirits for eternity. My condolences to all of your family.

  6. Mrs. Dobensky was one of the first people I met when I started working for John Hancock Insurance 38 years ago. I will never forget her smile. Whenever I drove down Markham Pl. she was always in her yard and always waved. I am glad I got to see her a couple of times before she passed. To her family, our prayers are with you. John and Pam Adamski

  7. The Dobensky Family, Joyce and I are very sorry to learn the passing of your mom. We can not attend the services because we are out of state. Your mon was a great woman and she will always be remembered in our hearts. Steve and Joyce

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