Dorothy Ann Panico

April 20, 1946April 29, 2018

Dorothy Ann Panico, of Clinton and Englewood, FL, passed away on April 29, 2018.

She was born on April 20, 1946, in New Haven, the daughter of Paul Anthony Maturo and Susan Lostritto Maturo.

Dorothy was a 1964 graduate of Wilbur Cross High School.

Dorothy was a devoted wife, a dedicated mother who was very proud of her children, a loving sister, friend, and confidant. During her life, Dorothy was an avid gardener and loved flowers and plants. She could always be found working out in the yard. Dorothy's insight and fortitude allowed her and Lou to establish many successful businesses including Panico's Deli, Panico's Luncheonette, and Party Bazaar. Dorothy shared a love of classic cars with her husband that led them to countless car shows, which is a passion they shared with many beloved friends. After retiring from Dr. Carlough, Gagnon, and Burzin Orthodontics as Practice Manager, Dorothy enjoyed her retirement with the love of her life, Lou. She enjoyed relaxing at the beach and collecting shells, and swimming in the pool, as well as playing bocce. Her love of travel took them to many beautiful places. Together with Lou, they exemplified the true meaning of love and soul mates.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Louis; children Glenn Panico and his wife Stacy of Meriden, Shelly Panico of Milford, Scott Panico and his wife Dolores of East Haven, Lisa Jacobs and her husband Dan of Wallingford, and Denise Regino and her husband Thomas of N. Branford; sisters Nancy Simonelli and her husband Edward of West Haven, Susan Barrett and her husband John of East Haven, and Paula Zito and her husband Joseph of DE; and several cherished grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday May 6th from 2-6pm at Swan Funeral Home, 80 E. Main St., Clinton. The funeral procession will assemble on Monday, May 7th, at 9:30am at the funeral home and will proceed to a 11am Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 355 Foxon Rd., East Haven. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery, North Haven.


  • Calling Hours Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 7, 2018

Dorothy Ann Panico

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Shirley Clark

May 7, 2018

Dear Lou, I can't even say how sad Bill and I are to not be able to talk to Dorothy again. She will be missed. Her kind smile, soft spoken conversations and the joy she had when our dog, Bridgette ran over to see her, is already missed. We shared the love of flowers and her yard became a joy to see. Our little area of Foxwood won't be the same. Goodbye Dorothy, and bring take the joy of flowers to heaven. Your neighbors in Florida. Bill and Shirley Clark