OBITUARY

Dorothy Ann Albano

September 19, 1952February 16, 2013

Dorothy Ann DeMars Albano September 19, 1952 – February 16, 2013

Dorothy Ann (DeMars) Albano, daughter of Jack R. DeMars and Irene M. Pederson, was born in Everett, Washington. Dorothy grew up in Auburn, where Jack was a principal and Irene worked in a bank. She earned both her BA and MA in Business and Administration from the University of Washington. Dorothy’s family was very involved with baseball. On July 25th, Dorothy married her favorite player, Dominick Albano and remained his biggest fan. During their marriage, Dominick and Dorothy had two daughters: Amy and Annmarie.

Dorothy was a wonderful and dedicated mother. She served on the PTA, volunteered at school and in Camp Fire, sewed School Musical and Halloween Costumes, and went to all of her daughters’ sporting and musical events. Her favorite places to be included Safeco Field and Disneyland, where she could often be found with her girls and close family friends. Most recently, Dorothy worked in the payroll department of the Mukilteo School District. She was so proud when Amy began teaching kindergarten and Annmarie got a job at the substitute desk, so they all “worked together.” Dorothy also loved animals – especially dogs, cats, and horses – and in the last couple years of her life, she became inseparable with her Leroy Boy.

The ultimate fighter and example of strength, Dorothy was diagnosed with cancer over two and a half years ago. Dorothy was told she would not make it out of the hospital, but she was determined to prove everyone wrong. She survived to see Annmarie marry Christopher Gustafson, she saw Amy receive her Master’s in Education, she celebrated her 60th Birthday, and (most importantly to her) she fought to be around for Anna’s Baby Shower and to meet her first granddaughter, Halle Noelle. Grandma Dorothy was able to hold Halle twice!

She is survived by her husband: Dominick, daughters: Amy and Annmarie (son-in-law Chris), granddaughter: Halle, sister: Jan (brother-in-law Roger Bernasconi), nieces and nephew: Daniella, Lisa, and Joe, and great-nephew: Riley. Dominick also has three children from a previous marriage: Mike Albano, Anthony Albano, and Tanja Najera.

A mass will be held in Dorothy’s honor on Friday, March 1st at 11:00 AM at St. Michael’s in Snohomish. A viewing and Rosary will be held at Evergreen Funeral Home at 5 PM and 7 PM. Dorothy will also have a graveside service Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00 PM at Evergreen Cemetery – reception to follow. Donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to: The Humane Society (www.humanesociety.org) or Providence Regional Cancer Partnership (www.cancerpartnership.org).

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Dorothy Ann Albano

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Bill & Nita Casto

March 4, 2013

I am so sorry to learn of Dorothy's passing, I remember her when she and our daughter Denise were college roommates. We kept in touch through Denise, our prayers and thoughts are with you and yours.

Mike Johnson

March 1, 2013

Cheryl and I have you all in out prayers.

Bill and Dena Searcy

February 27, 2013

Dom and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a great lady and will be in our hearts forever.

Roxanne Shields

February 27, 2013

Amy and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss and am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.Your Mom was a very special person. Roxanne Shields

February 27, 2013

Dom - There are no words to tell you how sorry we are to hear of Dorothy's passing. We know you love her deeply. Your face has always simply lit up whenever you spoke of her. It's been too many years since we've spoken but please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and our hearts during this difficult time.

Jeff and Penny Kellam
(Viacom...TCI...AT&T...Comcast...didn't matter what it was called, you were still family Dom)

Jim Houser

February 27, 2013

Dom and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. MDU- Seattle all sends you their best my friend. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

February 26, 2013

Dear Amy and Family, So sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and pryers.Deanna Hicks

Tom Wetzel

February 25, 2013

Dom and family, I so sorry to hear about the loss of your loving wife and mother. You're in my thoughts and prayers. From your friends and family at Comcast, Tom

Kristina Perry

February 25, 2013

To the Albano Family, I heard about Dorothy's passing over the weekend. My thoughts and prayers are with you.. Call me Dom if you need anything.

Debbie Beaman

February 25, 2013

Dom and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers