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Gillooly Funeral Home

126 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA

OBITUARY

Dorothy Marzuolo

May 24, 1950February 3, 2020
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Dorothy Marzuolo May 24, 1950 ~ February 3, 2020

One year ago, to the day, Dottie was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. That very morning at home, she passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones. Dottie grew up and attended school in Norwood, MA ultimately graduating in 1968. Freshman and Sophomore Party Committees; Junior Prom Committee, Student Council and Class officer. She was an outgoing, wonderful human being and is continued to be loved by all. It was written in her yearbook that she “Knows how to catch the eye of the males…feminine in action and dress…sets high goals for herself.” After high school, Dottie took some secondary business classes and started her lifelong career in the automotive industry. Dottie was a great office manager and ultimately comptroller who had an important role in the success of many businesses. She was an amazing person, who was always wonderful to be around. She loved to travel and saw a lot of the world. More so, she loved her family!

She is survived by her dearest mother, Mary Marzuolo. Dottie is back in the arms of her loving father in heaven, Larry Marzuolo. Her siblings meant the world to her as well, Laura Lanzoni and her husband Leo Lanzoni & little brother Larry Marzuolo, and the late Kaoru Marzuolo. Her uncles and aunts always saw her as the gem of the family. She has always cherished both of her daughters. Michelle Christa Kelley and Christa Lee Elefsiades, as well as her son in law Mike Kelley. She absolutely adored her grandchildren, Madison & Morgan Kelley and Jackson Decourcy.Her cousins have always been some of her best friends and she enjoyed and took an “own childlike” interest in her nieces and nephews. My mom’s friends and honorary family members have always surrounded her with love. Dottie’s motto was “there is always room for one more”. Heaven has one more Angel.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 7th from 4 to 7pm at Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St, Norwood, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to The Pancreatic Cancer Society.

Services

  • Visitation at Gillooly Funeral Home Friday, February 7, 2020

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Michael Traudt

February 9, 2020

I always knew your daughter Michelle was so far ahead of any social or educational or element of a golden soul that I’ve ever met. Without listing the hundreds of ways I knew your rock solid laser focused efforts that I was blessed in experiencing through your daughter and her comet glowing stability and open heart for anyone- the world misses you but your teachings will live on through many forever. Your presence created an exceptional force that will be carried on through the many that knew in any level or that heard the many stories that will enable anyone to embrace those same ways. Please- I hope we all celebrate and continue to tell these wonderful stories with passion and vigor so they will continue to benefit many and any that hear them. Please share your stories often and forever.

Kathy McGill Scarpone

February 8, 2020

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Dottie. She always had a huge smile and I remember her laugh. Dottie and I played softball in a business league after high school for many years. I graduated with her brother Larry. My brother, Patrick, graduated with her in 1968. Patrick and Dottie are now both in Heaven probably talking about our families. She will be greatly missed.

Evelyn Pizzi

February 7, 2020

As a member of the NHS Class of 68 and fellow classmate of Dottie's, I well remember her joyful spirit, her desire to inspire and encourage as well as her willingness to extend her hand in friendship and goodwill to everyone. Her infectious smile and laughing eyes were her trademark and as noted by her family and close friends her courage, faith, positive attitude and love for everyone never wavered even in the last and most difficult year of her life. A true warrior as well as a gentle and loving being if ever there was one. My deepest condolences to the entire Marzuolo family as well as to Dottie's friends, some of whom have been blessed with having her in their lives for over a half century.

Lauren Lennick

February 7, 2020

I wish I had the words to explain how I feel now but I will keep remembering good times at work with you. I had never had a boss like you. I enjoyed working for you and learned a lot. I am going to miss you but you will be in my heart.

Victor Servello

February 7, 2020

My memory goes way back to 1956.

My mother & father wanted to be with my mothers family in Norwood and they moved 7 children and themselves from Calabria, Italy in early 1956.

As a 6 year old in a strange country and not knowing the language, Dottie took me under her wing, along with others, and helped me learn the language and guide me through my first year in school. Dottie and I would talk about this often at class reunions and I am forever grateful to her caring nature.

It appears she did that throughout her life with many other people as well!!

God bless you and rest in peace, Dottie!!

Vic Servello


Amanda Goguen

February 6, 2020

Dottie has always been a wonderful woman, I was lucky enough to have known her daughter for well over a decade. Dottie’s smile and laugh lit up a room, her compassion and thoughtfulness is unmatched. I am better for knowing her, and her family. Dottie will be missed, but never forgotten.

Diana Drugas

February 5, 2020

I am going to miss Dottie’s sweet smile. Always kind always loving. May her sweet memory be eternal

Nancy Carty-Lepri

February 5, 2020

The Dottie I remember was always full of fun and smiles and a cherished member of Norwood High's class of 1968. My heart is saddened for her family, but I know she's now in Heaven and smiling down on all her loved ones. God bless, Dottie!

Laura Tarabelli

February 5, 2020

Such a beautifully written tribute. Speaks authentically to her gentle soul and enormous heart. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to Mary, Laura, Larry, Michelle, Christa, her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family who cherished her. Our friendship started 30+ years ago, and even though we had gone a few years on and off without seeing each other, we could pick up right where we left off. She was one of the sweetest, most loyal, and kindest people I’ve ever met, and always a constant in my heart and mind. You are so loved and will be deeply missed my precious friend. RIP Dottie. ❤️

Maureen Garvey

February 5, 2020

I will forever miss my dear, sweet friend. I have been extremely blessed to have had her in my life for more than 50 years!!! Dottie was such a loving, caring person who always had a big, heartfelt smile for everyone....she could light up a room!!
Until we meet again my friend....💗

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