April 30, 1918 ~ December 29, 2007
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.