mom & dad
Dorothy Appiano
  • 85 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 26, 1926
  • Place of birth:
    San Jose, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 26, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Hayward, California, United States
You will always be missed

This memorial website was created in loving memory of Dorothy Appiano, 85, born on September 26, 1926 and passed away on September 26, 2011. Born Dorothy Jane Patrone, to Zavario and Teresa Patrone, in San Jose California, on September 26, 1926. In 1943 Dorothy married Romaldo Appiano. They enjoyed 50 wonderful years of marriage before he passed in 1993. Dorothy and Romie had 3 Children, Diana, Glenn and Rick. Dorothy was a Grandmother of 9 and Great Grandmother of 12 and a Great Great Grandmother of 1 before her passing in 2011. She enjoyed playing Bingo, gambling in Reno and loved watching Rick play baseball. 

We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kayla Clark on 26th September 2015

"I really can't believe it's been 4 years. I miss you so much Grandma Dorothy. I think about you all the time. The littlest things make me think of you.  Love you always and forever.
Love Kayla."

This tribute was added by Ashley Clark on 26th September 2014

"Today 3 years ago heaven received an angel. Happy birthday grandma! It's very hard to think its been three years since you left us. We all still think and talk about you to this very day we all love you more than words could ever explain. Miguel says he wants to grow wings so he can go visit you and it breaks my heart when I have to explain. I am so happy that before your passing you got to enjoy time with your 1st great great grandchild. Sami without even getting the chance to meet you takes me to your pictures on the wall and points to them and says grandma! I truly believe she has seen you at some point. You were truly an inspiration in my life and I miss you so much especially when I need someone to yell at my mom because she over works herself and your the only person she actually listed to and she should be taking it easy! I miss your bright red hair and I miss having lunch at your house on Fridays and most of all I miss you. When I knew I was having a girl I couldn't have picked a better name Samantha Jane and every time I say her name I think of you grandma and it always puts a smile on my face even when she's doing something bad or when I yell up the stairs at Kayla Jane it makes me think of you. You did so many things for me in my life and I'm so thankful to have spent the first 23 years of my life with you I love you to infinity and beyond I hope your in heaven having the time of your life with grandpa♥ You may be gone but you will never be forgotten!"

This tribute was added by Diana Merrick on 26th September 2014

"Happy birthday mom!!!! Everyday there is something in my life that reminds me of you and the things we did together.  You have been gone for 3 years and I miss you just as much now as I did when you went to be with daddy. I am sure you both are watching over us.  But I know I will see you again some day.  Love and miss you a lot.  Loving you always Diana."

This tribute was added by Stacee Appiano Sway on 26th September 2014

"Happy Birthday Grandma...I think of you often and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Carol Andreacchi on 26th September 2014

"Auntie Dorothy we miss you. Love the gatherings we had.  Hope you are having fun with all your relatives and friends up there in haven. Miss my mom & dad too
Love
Carol & Mike"

This tribute was added by Kayla Clark on 26th September 2014

"Grandma, I can't believe it's been three years without you with us.
I think about you all the time. Especially every time I see the A's, red hair, tattooed eyebrows, Elvis.. There's nothing I miss more than you. You could always make me laugh whenever, and I really miss that.
I miss you. Happy Birthday Grandma. I love you. Love always, Kayla."

This tribute was added by Dana Appiano on 26th September 2014

"Hard to believe it's been 3 years today since you left us. Love You and miss you always. Glenn"

This tribute was added by Helen Hayes on 26th September 2014

"Miss you Dorothy!"

This tribute was added by Dana Appiano on 11th May 2014

"Happy Mothers Day Mom, always missing you, Love Glenn"

This tribute was added by Diana Merrick on 6th October 2013

"MOM , I think of you and miss you everyday. It's been two years and I can't believe where the time went. It's just like yesterday we were on the phone talking and making plans for what we would do the next day.  I will always feel the loss in my heart. I love you and Daddy always.  Diana"

This tribute was added by Dana Appiano on 26th September 2013

"Happy Birthday Mom, you would've been 87 today. I miss you every day. It's been 2 years,and I still can't believe your not with us anymore.  Tomorrow I'll be 64,where does the time go? Birthdays are not the same without you. LOVING YOU ALWAYS  Glenn"

This tribute was added by Dana Appiano on 12th May 2013

"Happy Mothers Day Mom,Love You Always,Glenn"

This tribute was added by Diana Merrick on 30th December 2012

"Mom, we missed u so much always and especially  at Christmas. U were always there for all of us. and u enjoyed Christmas so much Wish u could of been here to see Sam, Teresa, and Bobby together with all of the Grandkids. U are in our hearts always. And I know U and daddy are watching over us. Love u both , Diana"

This tribute was added by Dana Appiano on 25th December 2012

"Wow!!! How time flies. This is the second Christmas without you. Miss all the family Christmases with you and Dad. When I  think about Christmas, the one that stands out most, and I can picture it like it was yesterday. Living on the ranch in San Martin. Diane and I peeking out the bedroom door watching you and Dad set up the christmas tree and putting presents out. Love You guys   Glenn"

This tribute was added by Bee Awao on 20th November 2012

"Mamma Dorthy!  You and Romie were like my second parents when I was growing up.  I still remember you driving us in your long black caddie and remember when you took me and Diana to our first night club in SF.  You were so much fun!  I love you, Lady.  Keep smiling down on us and keep your arms open so we can comfort in your arms. With all my aloha, Bee"

This tribute was added by Diana Merrick on 19th November 2012

"Mom I miss you and love you so every much. I think of you everyday. I miss our nightly phone calls. When I watch dancing with the stars I want to call you and see if your watching too. I think of all the things we did together. You are the best Mom I could ever have you were always there for me no matter what.  Now your with Daddy and Mr. Bengee keeping an eye on us. Love you Always, Diana"

This tribute was added by Tamra Helton on 19th November 2012

"Grandma I think you of you every day. I love you so much and want to thank you for helping me develop in to the woman I am today. Love, Tamra"

This tribute was added by Steve Appiano on 18th November 2012

"Grandma we love you, we need some good tortellinis for Christmas, miss u much"

This tribute was added by Helen Hayes on 17th November 2012

"Dorothy I will always remember how you always included me in your
family get togethers. I sure miss them. Hugs to you! Helen"

This tribute was added by Dana Appiano on 16th November 2012

"Mom love and miss you I know you are up smiling down on us.
Love, Dana"

This tribute was added by Glenn Appiano on 16th November 2012

"Mom I love you and miss you everyday. I think of you with flaming red hair and a temper to match. I think of a strong loving woman who touched my life in many ways. It's hard on my birthday because it reminds me of you and how much I will always miss you. Can't wait to see you and Dad again someday. I know you will be saving me a spot next to you and Dad. Love Always, Glenn"


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