Dorothy Ciani

August 10, 1928February 4, 2017

CIANI< Dorothy of Brooklyn, NY. Beloved mother of Stephen & Sara Ciani. Dear grandmother of Danielle. Dorothy served the NYC Board of Education for 30 years as a school bus matron for the Varsity School Bus Company. No matter where she was, people would light up when they walked into a room and saw her. She brought a smile to the face of anyone she ever came into contact with.

"You can shed tears that she is gone or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her and only that she’s gone or you can cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on."

Memorial Service will be on Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2:00 PM at the John J. Healey Funeral Home, 2005 West 6 Street, Brooklyn, NY.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 11, 2017

Dorothy Ciani

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Williams Family

April 12, 2018

The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are family and friends who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. God will comfort you during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are also with you and your family.

February 8, 2017

Begin your entry here.May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms 29:11

John J. Healey & Sons Funeral Home

February 8, 2017

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