Dorothy Chmella

December 30, 1923August 22, 2020

Dorothy "Dotty" Chmella, 96, of Southington, Connecticut passed away unexpectedly August 22, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband Louis Chmella, her daughter Paula Kulak, and her brother Domenic Gioello.

She was born in the Bronx, NY and moved to Southington in 1958. She also lived in Boynton Beach, FL as a "snow bird" for 17 years. She retired from the former Allied Controls-Gould in Plantsville, worked for the VNA, and volunteered at Bradley Memorial Hospital and the library.

Dotty enjoyed arts & crafts, dancing, golf, bowling, and in her earlier years roller skating at a rink in the Bronx.

Dotty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Doreen and Gary Raymond of Plantsville; her grandchildren: Sharie, Dawn Kulak-Tubb and her spouse Jesse of MD, Marc and Brett Taricani of Plantsville; her four great-grandchildren: Perry Kimm, Chase, Jayden & Evan Tubb; her siblings: Amelia and spouse Joe Mastrogiacomo of Southington, Nick and spouse Diane of AZ, Ann Gioello and spouse Ruth Cushing of Southington; her sister-in-law Lucille Gioello of West Hartford; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1:30pm at St. Thomas Cemetery at 209 Belleview Ave. in Southington. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. For online condolences please visit


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Lucille Gioello

August 29, 2020

Dotty and her brother Domenic (my husband) were nearest to each other in age and therefore a close twosome...Dom willingly answered the call when Dotty needed assistance in her moves or household problems, upholding his legacy as Mr. Fixit!

And,snce is death, I became closer to Dotty thru our luncheon talks before and somewhat during the pandemic..

She was quite a stylish gal...last visit I found her with sewing machine on the kitchen table fixing something which was not just quite right to meet her high fashionable standards!

Dotty had a kind word for all and a surprising humor which came out at unexpected times now and again.

She was truly loved and will be missed.

with love, sis-in-law Lucille Gioello


August 28, 2020

Barbara & Lee Coleman

August 25, 2020

Dottie was a lovely, generous lady. She was our next door neighbor. We shall miss her. We are so sorry for your loss.

Regina Mastrogiacomo

August 24, 2020

My Aunt always was ready to go places and see new things and family was always very important. I will miss here love for a long time. Have fun in heaven Aunt Dottie.


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