Aycock Funeral Home

1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL


Frances L DeCara

February 26, 1948February 4, 2020

Frances "Dolly" DeCara, Age 71

Of Port St. Lucie, FL passed away suddenly on February 4, 2020.

She was born February 26, 1948 and raised in Cleveland, OH. There, she married Dennis DeCara, Sr. on April 30, 1966. Together they raised their three children, Duane, Dennis, Jr., and Danielle until moving to Florida in 1985.

Dolly had an immense love of animals of all kind, especially dogs. She worked for an animal hospital for the last 25 years.

Dolly is survived by her husband Dennis, Sr. ; children Duane, Dennis, Jr. and Danielle, Grandchildren, Meredith, Braden, Cole, and Lexi. Siblings Shirley, Bobby, and Butch. She was predeceased by her parents James and Mary, Siblings Georgianne, Jim and Marylou and a Grandson Robby.

In lieu of flowers, cards and contributions to her memorial fund may be sent to 2233 SE Leithgow St., Port St Lucie, FL 34952.

Her Shining light will forever be watching over us.


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Lauren Long

February 19, 2020

I’m so thankful I got the privilege to work with Dolly. No matter what she was a smiling face and would always listen to my problems. It always made my day better knowing she would be there. I’ll miss you and love you Dolly you were the best ❤️ My prayers are with your family ❤️

Gail Burnsed Cunningham

February 14, 2020

Still trying to process this 😢😢😢😢😢😢💔💔💔. So many memories with my little Dolly 💗. I worked with her for 16 years.... Dolly was always there for me ... cheering me up when I was down, giving me great motherly advice , praising me for my achievements and making me crack up all day at the office !! My, My,My.... yes, she said that a lot , along with the funniest “ Dollyisms “ as we would say😂😂😂😂. She twisted words around ( on a regular basis ) that were hilarious! And her baking 🥰......oh my gosh, she made the best zucchini bread and those little fancy things I could never remember what they are called... Dolly was so petite .... but you could hear her voice two rooms away 😂😂. She was something else ......
I could go on and on about this little stick of dynamite.... I loved her from the day we met in October of 1995, and she will always have a place in my heart ❤️. I’ll see you when I get there Dolly 🙏🏻💖🙏🏻 I love you 💕

Michele Thompson

February 13, 2020

Dolly was always a great smiling face to see at Dr. Claunch's office, and owning Sharpeis I got to see her a lot! After we brought home Jelly in 2011 I was as tired as any mother with a new baby. I didn't sleep at all the night before I brought Jelly in for her first shots. When it was time to check out I gave her my card. When I looked up she was staring at me with a look on her face like I was crazy. That's when I looked down and realized I tossed my whole wallet at her when I thought I handed her the card. We laughed about it every time I saw her after that, she'd always say "what are you going to throw at me today?" She had such a great sense of humor and always knew what to say when you needed it most. I will miss you Dolly!

Pam and John Miller

February 12, 2020

We were very saddened with this news and will definitely miss
our dear Dolly. We are grateful that she was always there for us in any emergency or just the voice of reason with our pet needs. She was a Yorkie forever friend to our Millie B and then to Lily P. Claunch. She will be remembered as the ultimate professional and loving and caring friend of all animals. Love, prayers and thoughts to her family and dear friends. Pam, John and the Miller family.

Chris Claunch

February 12, 2020

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of Dolly. She was part of our family. I will miss her beautiful smile and her awesome laugh. I feel so fortunate to have had her in my life. She will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

kim washington

February 11, 2020

It was a real joy to work with her the last 12 years . We had so many laughs! I miss her so much already

Kim Murphy

February 11, 2020

Had the pleasure of knowing this beautiful lady for over 20 years. The vets office will not be the same without her. She always greeted you with a smile. Was always quick to call back with answers to the many questions we all had for the doctor. Praying for family and friends of this great loss. Rest in peace sweet lady. You will be greatly missed. Love Kim Murphy

Kim Guile

February 11, 2020

I have had the pleasure of knowing Dolly for over 20 years. I first met her when my parents and I brought our dog to Dr. Claunch. I then had the pleasure of calling her my co-worker for several years. My favorite memory is teasing her about finally finding someone shorter than me! She greeted everyone with a big smile, a chuckle and a story. I will miss you forever, Dolly.

Nick Guile

February 10, 2020

Had the pleasure of working with you for over 18 years. Our daily routine of goofing on each other made getting through the day easier. The love you showed our clients and patients can be matched by no other. I truly hope you keep your promise haunting me and kicking me in my shins when I get out of line. It’s still hard to grasp not being able to see you throughout the day. Always in my heart.

Jacqueline Calzolano-Manfredi

February 10, 2020

My heart is in much shock. Dolly was like a mother to me. Straight out of high school into the veterinarian field. She always had such a bright smile. Definitely will be missed by so many. Her zucchini bread was definitely the best! So many good memories I will have of her. My deepest condolences, love, and prayers to all her family 💜🙏🏼