Dorothy Marie Setaro passed away on to eternal rest on Friday August 2, 2013 in Danbury. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Angelo C. Setaro on March 4, 2010. Dorothy was born in Danbury on August 29, 1915 the 7th child and youngest daughter of the late Antonio and Rose (Novella) Dalessio.
She graduated from St Peter's School and enjoyed living with her family on Liberty Street, the heart of the "Barbary Coast." Dorothy and Angelo were married in St Peter's Church June 20,1938, and she entered into the honored profession of homemaker. She and Angelo raised their two children on North Street, and then Juniper Ridge, where she lived for over 56 years. Dorothy's nickname "Honey " followed her throughout her life, as did her sense of fashion and exceptional culinary skills. She delighted in making her family's favorite meals, and the Juniper Ridge homestead was the setting for countless Sunday family dinners and holiday celebrations. She loved her role as Mom and "Noni" to her grandchildren. Her presence will be missed, and her love always remembered .
Dorothy is survived by her beloved children: son and daughter-in-law Charles and Maureen Setaro, of Inverness Florida, her daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and Ted Thibodeau of Danbury, her cherished grandchildren: grandson Christopher C. Setaro, and his wife Carla, her granddaughter, Ashley C. Thibodeau, all of Danbury .She is also survived by two brothers-in-law, Peter and Michael Setaro, several nieces and nephews and her special friends Maria and Arthur Silva. In addition to her parents she was pre-deceased by her sisters Mary DiBella, Angelina Barata, Frances D'Amicis, Jennie Ross and Christine Stavola, her brothers Dominic and Russell Dalessio, nephews John and Anthony DiBella, Anthony Ross, Russell P. Dalessio , and her niece Rose Oliva.
The family would like to acknowledge the compassionate care provided to Dorothy at Glen Hill Care Center for last few months of her life. Our deepest gratitude also to the staff of Sol Amor Hospice, who provided care and comfort to Dorothy and made it possible for her to end her life's journey with dignity and peace. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday 10: 30 am at St Peter Church, interment will follow at St Peter Cemetery. To honor Dorothy's wishes there will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made in Dorothy's name to Glen Hill Care Center, 1 Glen Hill Rd. Danbury, CT 06811. Funeral arrangement have been entrusted to Green Funeral Home in Danbury