Dorothy A Martini

September 18, 1943May 2, 2013

Dorothy A. Martini, 69, of Cocoa, FL, passed away at home from a very short battle with cancer on Thursday, May 2, 2013. She was born in New Jersey and came to Brevard County in 1971.

Dorothy worked for Gannett Company for 33 years and retired as the Director of Information Technology. She was a member of AmVets in Rockledge and volunteered for the Meals on Wheels every Monday with her pal, Ray Cyr.

Dorothy was a loving mother and grandmother and a true friend to those that knew her. Since her retirement, Dorothy traveled as much as she could; spending quality time with her family that will be cherished memories forever. Dorothy loved to take her "junkets", with her gambling buddies, and if you knew her at all, you knew she never met a slot machine that she didn't love!

One of her special qualities was that you never had to guess how she felt; she was either brutally honest, and if she wasn't, then that "look" she gave you, told it all. Her sense of humor would light up the room.

As the disease progressed, Dorothy was surrounded by her family; cousins, Ginny Rimback and Joanie Ridley; friends, Kathy Sanchez, Rachael Petralito and Marie Riehl.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Matthew Quarnaccio; daughter, Katherine Martini and partner, Sandy Morales; brothers, Michael J. Quarnaccio and wife, Connie and Ronald A. Quarnaccio; grandchildren, Morgan Quarnaccio and Gabrielle Quarnaccio; and great-grandchild, Savannah Cannada.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mary Quarnaccio; husband, Robert Martini; brother, Ernest Quarnaccio; and sister in law, Josie Quarnaccio.

Services will be held on Sunday, May 5th from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, with graveside service immediately following at the Brevard Memorial Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society .



  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 5, 2013

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Carolyn Moore

June 4, 2013

I worked with Dorothy when Florida Today Newspaper was on Forest Ave. I am so very sorry for your loss.

June 4, 2013

I knew Dorothy from Florida Today Newspaper when it was on Forest Ave, Cocoa. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Kathrine Martini

May 8, 2013

Mom I will alaways miss you. I will always have wonderful memories and the fun we had on all the trips you took me on. Places i never would have gone if not for you. You were not only my mother, but my best freind. I know you will always be close looking over me and that gives me comfort. I am going to make you proud this i promise. Not being able to see you or hear your voice every day is going to be the hardest thing for me. I wish you were here this moment. I will never forget you, and will always love you.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. say hello to Elvis for me.

Pearl Thomas

May 7, 2013

With Deepest Sympathy, Dorothy will be greatly missed by Monday volunteers & myself.

V Fahie

May 6, 2013

My heart goes out to friends and family of Dorothy. May the God of comfort provide peace in your time of need (Philipians 4:6,7)

May 6, 2013

Jackie Stenseth

May 6, 2013

Dorothy - You are one of those people that will never be forgotten. I am so thankful I had a lasting friendship with you. I will miss you.

Greg Watson

May 6, 2013

I met Dorothy almost 20 years ago at FLORIDA TODAY. It's hard to imagine anyone that was more respected - and sometimes feared - by her peers and friends. I always knew I could turn to her for advice on just about anything, whether it was work or just life in general. She would always tell it like it is, even if that was difficult to hear sometimes. And, as years have gone by, I've realized how spot on she was about so many things.

One of the things I'll remember most about Dorothy was how she could entertain a crowd. Her laugh was infectious and her stories always memorable. On the occasions when she and I would travel together I always knew I could find her surrounded by people listening to her every word. From those that worked with her to the most senior executives in the company, they would always stop to hear what she had to say. And, you can bet that she always told them.

I'm very grateful that I had Dorothy in my life, even if it was for too short a time. She will definitely be missed, but always remembered by so many.

May 5, 2013

Ronnie and Family,
We are so very sorry for your lose.
Rocky and Janet Rauckhorst

Mark DeCotis

May 5, 2013

To Dorothy and her family: Those of us who knew Dorothy will never forget her. We will never forget her smile, her laugh, her extraordinary sense of humor and her absolute refusal to take anything having to do with work seriously - at least outwardly.

She was brash and she was big-hearted. She was quick with a joke and a light of your smoke and on the road she sure knew how to have a good time.

She commanded a room with her presence but it was never about her. It was about Dorothy making everyone else in the room comfortable and at ease even when corporate was close at hand.

After all Dorothy had a simple philosophy and perspective about life: Live it to the fullest. And those of us who passed through that life are richer for the experience.

There is no doubt that many tears will be shed but at the same time there should be many smiles. After all Dorothy would have it no other way.