Harry & Bryant Company

500 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC


Phyllis "Dolly" Irene Tonon

January 29, 1920August 7, 2019

Charlotte - Phyllis Irene (Palazzo) Tonon “Dolly”, 99, formerly of Bristol, CT, passed into eternal life on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Charlotte.

Dolly was born on January 29, 1920 as the fifth of six children of an Italian immigrant family from Bari, Italy.

Her life will be remembered as one of fidelity to her Catholic Faith and unwavering devotion to her husband Paul of over 69 years, and her entire family, and the joy she brought to many with her zest for life and uncanny wit and humor, especially in the later years of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Angelo Tonon (2015) and her son, Mark Paul Tonon (2017). She is survived her oldest son, Paul Gregory Tonon and wife Linda of Bristol, CT; son, Rev. Mr. Peter B. Tonon, Sr. and wife, Lucie of Charlotte, NC; daughter-in-law, Carrie Tonon of Bristol, CT; grandchildren: Gregori Tonon and wife Stephanie of Avon, CT, Lisa Donoghue and husband, Greg of Hingham, MA, Angela Burke and husband Brian of Bristol, CT, Joseph Tonon of Bristol, CT, Lauren Tonon and Peter Tonon, Jr. of Charlotte, and Louis Tonon of Philadelphia, PA; and great-grandchildren: Paul and Lila Donoghue of Hingham, MA, and Mia and Olivia Tonon of Avon, CT.

A Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 12 at 12 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 3635 Park Road Charlotte, The Very Reverend Fr. Timothy S. Reid, celebrant. Visitation will be from 10:30 am to 11:30 am with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 11:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Missionaries of the Poor, 1403 Griffith Road, Monroe, NC 28112; St. Ann’s St. Vincent de Paul Society; or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.


  • Visitation Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Recitation of the Rosary Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Holy Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 12, 2019


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Joe and Dineen Garon

August 8, 2019

We are sorry for the loss of our Aunt Dolly. We will remember you in our prayers as you celebrate a beautiful life lived.