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Obituary of Dorothy I. Cagnoni
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my Angel Mother”
Dorothy Cagnoni, East Hanover
Dorothy Cagnoni (nee Donato) passed peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2019. She shared 96 years of love and delicious meals with her family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 15th at 10:30 am at the Norman Dean Home For Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Friends and relatives may visit on Monday, January 14th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. Donations in her name may be made to the good work of the White Meadow Lake Fire Co. # 5, 1 Pawnee Ave, Rockaway, NJ 07866.
Dorothy was born in the Bronx to the late Michael and Stella. She was one of three daughters to bless the Donato family. As a young woman she enjoyed playing baseball and Dottie starred as a pitcher on the All American Girls Professional Baseball League during WWII. She loved playing ball and her friendships with the girls. After her schooling she found herself summering at Greenwood Lake. It was there that she met a young man who had just returned home from the war. His name was Jack Cagnoni and he was smitten. After a brief courtship, the couple married and moved to New Jersey to start a family of their own. Being products of the greatest generation, Dottie and Jack knew the value of a dollar and of hard work. They strived to give their family a comfortable and loving life and home. She was an excellent Mother and always found time to donate hers- whether it be to the Girl Scouts or in the classroom. She was a giver and helper always. When she was crowned Nonna years later, all bets were off. The sun rose and set and her dear grandson and she bragged of him always to whoever would listen. She was so very proud of her family.
In 2000, she moved to East Hanover where she joined the Seniors, stayed active and made new friends. She donated much of her time to the Rockaway Twp. Lions Club & The Rockaway Twp. Fire Co. # 5. She loved helping wherever she could. Her generous heart and loving spirit will be treasured and remembered always. Although we are saddened by her passing, we take comfort in knowing that she is watching over this family with love.
Predeceased by her beloved Jack and her sister Jeanette Cavaluzzi; she leaves beautiful memories to her daughter and son in law Donna and Ron Trisuzzi; adored grandsonWilliam Kisker, DMD and his wife Shalini Varma, MD; her sister Marie Cavaluzzi; nephews Frank Cavaluzzi and Michael Rubicondo; niece Janice Barile; her loyal feline Merri; and many more dear friends.
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