Dottie was born December 24, 1960 to Miriam J. Donini and the late Louis M. Donini. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1978 and attended Shawnee State Community College, now Shawnee State University. Dottie was very active in youth group activities at St. Mary’s Church until relocating to Albany, GA in 1991. She worked for Dr. Michael Szpak and for Proctor & Gamble Co. in Albany until transferring” home” to Ohio in 2008, where she worked for P&G in Cincinnati as an Order Management Analyst.
In addition to her mother, Dottie is survived by five brothers, Patrick of Portsmouth, Joe (Nancy) of W. Portsmouth, Tom (Peggy) of Brea, CA, Jerry (BJ) of Martinsville, and Tim (Cathy) of Ft. Meyers, FL; two sisters, Kathi (Dave) Anderson of New Concord and Mimi (Tom) Clausing of Portsmouth; 14 nieces and nephews, Joshua Donini, Tracy Stiles, Jesse Donini, Justice Donini, Michael Anderson, Lindsay Anderson, Aaron Donini, Toni Scott, Ryan Clausing, Laura Schultz, Drew Clausing, Kristen Clausing, Jordan Donini and Bethany Donini; 15 great-nieces and nephews; special aunt, Margaret Ferrell; dear friend, Sue Dallas, of Albany; aunt, Mary Lawther, many cousins, numerous friends and her loving caregivers and volunteers at Hospice of Hamilton.
Dottie always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She will be missed by all who were blessed to know her.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brant Funeral Home in Portsmouth where visitation and prayer service will take place on Friday, July 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Portsmouth, on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at noon. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon at the church.
Per Dottie’s instructions, a “celebration of her life” will be held at Holy Redeemer Activity Center immediately following the Mass.
The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Hospice of Hamilton for their loving care of Dottie during her illness.
The family’s favorite charities are Hospice of Hamilton, SOMC Hospice, and Notre Dame Schools.
Condolences may be sent to www.brantfuneralservice.com.