Celebrating the life of Dorothy Ann D'Alfonso
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Born in Pottsville on November 24, 1942, Dot was the daughter of the late John D’Alfonso Sr. and the late Sophie Dobrosielsky D’Alfonso.
She was a former member of St. Joseph R.C.C., Pottsville, where she sang in the choir.
Dorothy was a 1960 graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School. She worked at the Van Heusen Shirt Company, later attending St. Agnes School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD. She returned home as an employee of the former Atlas Powder Company. Dot graduated from the Ford School of Business. She went on to employment as a secretary for the Department of Public Welfare in Pottsville.
Aunt Dot had a heart of gold and would do anything to make others happy. She was devoted to her family, helping her sisters raise their children, baking, making terrific salads, and running errands. She also loved animals and took good care of neighborhood stray cats, adopting some of them. She enjoyed trips to Atlantic City with her mother, with whom she resided for many years.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother, John Jr., in 1967.
Survivors include sisters: Rose Popeck and husband, Frank; Josephine Hammond and husband, John, both of Pottsville; nieces: Lisa Popeck, wife of Eric Behrens, and Rachel Wolovich, wife of David; nephew, Joseph Hammond, husband of Kelly; grand nephews: Luke, Bryan, Zakk, Tyler, and Logan; and grand niece, Caroline.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 28th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA, with Rev. Edward B. Connolly as celebrant. A viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m until time of mass in the church.
Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hillside.
The family request contributions in Dorothy’s memory be sent to Hillside SPCA, Inc, 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, PA 17901 or St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901
Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com.
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