Dorothy Auteri
  • 78 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 3, 1933
  • Date of passing: Feb 15, 2011
Let the memory of Dorothy be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dorothy Auteri, 78, born on January 3, 1933 and passed away on February 15, 2011. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Richard Marino on 15th February 2016

"Dorothy, missing your bright smile and good cheer, that continue to bring forth good memories of my dear cousin."

This tribute was added by Joyce Auteri on 4th January 2016

"I miss you more each year, Mom, remembering all the times we shopped together at Denio's, buying kiwis and other produce at the end of our day, laughed at the cricket in the couch, watched the Academy Awards together. You taught me to be strong, hold my head up high and feel confident.I look forward to the day I will see you and hug you again. I love you forever."

This tribute was added by Barbara Duramt on 3rd January 2016

"Happy Birthday my dear friend of so many years. I miss you and will love you forever. Until we meet again.
Love & kisses
Barbara"

This tribute was added by Ida auteri on 7th January 2015

"Dear Dorothy Miss you. Talking with Lena on Sunday, remembering all our Christmas at grandpa's. They're such beautiful memories. We all grew up so close. Happy belated birthday."

This tribute was added by Joyce Auteri on 4th January 2015

"Mom,

I miss you every single moment of every single day. But that's just selfish because I know that you have moved on, into another life, and you're happy. You told me so. Still, I miss you. Just wanted you to know in case you're listening."

This tribute was added by Richard Marino on 3rd January 2015

"Dear Dorothy, missing your bright smile and good cheer today as always. Remembering you makes me happy that you are my cousin. With love always,"

This tribute was added by Barbara Duramt on 3rd January 2015

"My dear friend:
So many memories, so much fun planning your wedding, raising our families, and our long telephone calls up until the end. I will always cherish the memories. Until we meet again-rest in peace.
Love you
Barbara"

This tribute was added by Ida auteri on 18th February 2014

"Dear Dorothy , Three years have gone by and I think of you often.We have so many memories of young days as children and later as adults. May you rest in peace and be in a better place.
Miss you dear cousin and sister in law."

This tribute was added by Richard Marino on 16th February 2014

"Dear Dorothy,
Your smile and good cheer continue to bring warmth and happy memories to a cold winter day. Loving you and missing you always. As you well know, it's also been a joy to spend time with your ever-loving and ever-inspring daughter Joyce.  With much love."

This tribute was added by Joyce Auteri on 16th February 2014

"Dearest Mom,

I cry less now, thinking of you, but I miss you more. There's so much I'd love to discuss with you, show you, share with you. I know I can, even now, but you know it's just not the same. Still, I take comfort in knowing that you are at peace now. I love you forever."

This tribute was added by liz hall on 15th February 2014

"I can't believe its been 3 years, I still reminisce and talk of you like it was the other day. Your still strong in my memories, a reminder to me of how much you influenced me and still continue to. I miss you but I know your free of all worldly stresses and struggles-That gives me comfort when I am feeling sad missing you. Love, Liz"

This tribute was added by liz hall on 5th February 2014

"Thinking of you, missing you, and often find myself telling people some of our experiences together. Although it took a long time to get through your tough outer shell.... a great friendship and bond resulted that made a big impact in my life. I thought time healed, but it seems with each year I miss you more. Hi Joyce! Hope your well:)  Love, Liz"

This tribute was added by Richard Marino on 3rd January 2014

"Dear Dorothy, Remembering you today, and thinking of your smile, and all the joy you gave us. Missing you always.

Dear Joyce, thinking of you and remembering your sweet Mom."

This tribute was added by liz hall on 19th April 2013

"I am thinking of you Dorothy. I miss you, the way you kept me on track and focused. The sarcastic witty tone you would get when I started to throw a pity party, lol you helped me appreciate the now and live for tomorrow as well. Thanks again, Corbin says Hi.  Love Your Friend Liz"

This tribute was added by Lena Prochilo on 18th February 2013

"Dear Joyce - While growing up in Brooklyn, and into my early adulthood, your Mom was my mentor, teacher and the dearest of cousins.  My reconnecting with you at this point of my life brings all those precious memories to the present.  I'm so grateful for that, and for you.  I'm sure Mom's aware of all you're doing to keep her memory alive and of all the people who miss her so much.  Much l"

This tribute was added by Ida auteri on 16th February 2013

"I will never forget you, I think of you often. You now have more company there in heaven. Santo and Tommy have joined you and Tony. Peace to all of you. You have all taken a piece of my heart with you."

This tribute was added by Joyce Auteri on 15th February 2013

"Hi, Everyone - My mom did not want a memorial; what she wanted was to celebrate her life. I will use this site to help us do that. You can now add your own photos here, if you choose. I'd love it if you did. I will be adding a bunch soon, along with new music, etc..this one is pretty sad, though my Mom definitely led her life HER WAY. I'll notify you all when new photos & music added."

This tribute was added by Ida auteri on 3rd January 2013

"Happy Birthday in heaven Dorothy. We were thinking of you all day. Rusty misses teasing you about being 6 months older than him. You would have been 80 today. Miss you more each day, we have such wonderful memories."

This tribute was added by Frances Doyle on 3rd January 2013

"Her song is so heartbreaking to hear, but if that's how Dorothy lived her life, it was full and enjoyable.......a great lesson for all of us.
Never forgotten,
Fran."

This tribute was added by DeWayne Palmer on 3rd January 2013

"We think of you often and remember the good times spent.   I know you have found peace.  We will be toasting you tonight at the Red Lobster."

This tribute was added by Joyce Auteri on 3rd January 2013

"Mom, I do miss you so, so much.Sometime during the last year you were here, when I wasn't spending a lot of time w/ you, you said I'd miss you.You were so right, as you were so many times in my life. I know better to have regrets & dwell on the 'should haves' so I will remember the times we both laughed, your beautiful smile, your beautiful voice & all the good things you taught me.Love u."

This tribute was added by Richard Marino on 3rd January 2013

"Dear Dorothy, remembering you on your birthday, and missing your smile and joy. Thanks for the gift of you."

This tribute was added by Katherine Sullivan on 3rd January 2013

"Dear Joyce, I know how much you miss your mother, I am remembering her today as I think of you and wish you peace in the knowledge of how much you were loved by her.  She is watching over you, my friend!  Love always, Kat"

This tribute was added by Ida auteri on 17th February 2012

"Dorothy I remembered the anniversary of your passing on Feb 15, I will never forget it. I spoke to Joyce on that morning. She misses you as we all do. We will never forget you. I remember the New Years eve parties we had on 78th st. Those were the good times. Rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Joyce Auteri on 15th February 2012

"Hi, Mommy -- I miss you sooooooo much! I'm sorry we didn't spend a lot of time together the last few years. Thankfully, I have a lot of wonderful memories of the times we did spend together, especially the ones when it was just you and me....watching the Oscars, shopping at Denios, even way back when, in Brooklyn, shopping on 86th Street together. THANK YOU for being my mom. Be at peace."

This tribute was added by Ryan Trainor on 15th February 2012

"I have good memories with Dorothy, and I remember most of all her energy and sense of humor. I'm grateful that she lives on in my Aunt Joyce and Uncle Steve... she will be missed, but her presence is still felt in the world through her family."

This tribute was added by PETER M. CAPUTO on 5th January 2012

"Miss you Dorothy, I was always made to feel welcome in your presents, you where one hell of host. Hope you are happy where you are."

This tribute was added by Frances Doyle on 5th January 2012

"That was your song, Dorothy.  I didn't forget your birthday; every year on New Year's Day, I remembered your birthday on the 3rd, just as though it was mine.  It's hard to believe you're up in Heaven instead.
You'll be with us in spirit and hearts always.
Fran."

This tribute was added by Sheryl Trainor on 5th January 2012

"Always in our hearts. We celebrate the love you shared. Buon Cumpleano~ Sheryl"

This tribute was added by Ida auteri on 3rd January 2012

"Dear Dorothy, Happy Birthday in heaven, you are truly missed. We'll never forget you or your birthday. We always teased you about being 6 months older than Rusty."

This tribute was added by Richard Marino on 3rd January 2012

"Dear Dorothy, Remembering you on your birthday, and keeping you in our hearts always."

This tribute was added by Frances Doyle on 11th June 2011

"Dear Joyce,
Your Mom and I go back in years from elementary to high school, working together after school let out, visiting each other both in NJ and FL, playing tennis, and many other good times.  What a friend I had knowing her."

This tribute was added by liz hall on 30th May 2011

"My name is David Orth( Liz's Boyfriend) and i really miss the short visits With you. All the "emergency" repair calls for your electronic needs were quite enjoyable. But mainly i miss your wise advise in my relationship and sarcastic views on life in"

This tribute was added by Ida auteri on 8th March 2011

"Dear cousin, First you were my cousin and then you became my sister-in-law. I will miss you and always remember our childhood together and later our days as in-laws together. I can't believe that you have left us but some day we will all be together again. Rest in peace"

This tribute was added by liz hall on 8th March 2011

"The realization that my best friend of the last 3 years is gone and it just hit me when saw this memorial. Even after seeing her in the hospital it didnt do it like this. Please forgive me but I must try this after I gather my self- Love you Dorothy, I miss our talks and soon will share them with Joyce over coffee.  To be continued....LH"

This tribute was added by DeWayne Palmer on 4th March 2011

"I never felt comfortable calling her Dorothy.  She was always Mom when I was part of the Auteri family.  I never mustered the courage to tell her that I loved her and I regret it.   Rest in peace, Mom.   You will live on in our memories!"

This tribute was added by Jess Prochilo on 4th March 2011

"Travel well, Cousin.   No doubt you'll have a paperback novel tucked underneath your arm.  I can still see you getting off the train from Brooklyn like that.  And I'll always remember how you made special the Brooklyn Christmases of my childhood... how you'd fix the grab bag so that I would win.  May God keep you and love you.

Jess Prochilo"

This tribute was added by Peter James on 24th February 2011

"My sincere condolences Joyce.
As you navigate the rough and smooth seas of life know that your Mum has reached her safe harbour and will be looking over you with pride."

This tribute was added by Greg Grigsby on 22nd February 2011

"Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet your mother.  However, the way you describe her shows the love that existed over the years between the two of you, and clearly continues to this day.  I would loved to have met her.  She lives on in you as you live out the qualities you attribute to her influence."

This tribute was added by Barbara Duramt on 22nd February 2011

"Barbara Durant
Joyce I am in Florida and just opened my E Mail and I am so broken hearted. You know how many years I knew your Mom, and how close we were. I spoke to her early Jan before I left for Fl. and we had a great converation.We havd a lot of history and you know I was her Maid of Honor when she married your Dad. She will be in my heart forever. Love you  Barbara"

This tribute was added by Diana Pena on 20th February 2011

""I didn't have the pleasure in meeting Dorothy, but knowing Joyce this song is also fitting for her beautiful and strong daughter. Our love and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless."

This tribute was added by Sheryl Trainor on 20th February 2011

"Aunt Dorothy indeed did it her away with passion and an eye for beauty...whether it was fashion or roses in a garden. Thank-you Joyce for creating the website to remember her and share stories. I pray you will sense her presence near you in spirit as you continue on your journey. Love~ Sheryl"

This tribute was added by Bridget Brush on 19th February 2011

"I am so sorry in the loss of your Mother. You really resemble your Mother in this beautiful graduation
photo. You are her wonderful daughter and will keep shining bright.....and I am so glad we are friends."

This tribute was added by Michele Murphy on 19th February 2011

"I never had the pleasure of meeting your mom. However, she raised an amazing daughter. I know she will be missed. I pray that the many good memories and love of family and friends bring you comfort at this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Paula Harvey on 19th February 2011

"My heart and prayers are with you Joyce at your time of loss, but know your mom is now carried on the wings of a thousand angels and in such peace.  Know she will always be with you in everything you do.  All my love and thoughts are with you."

This tribute was added by Mike Winslow on 18th February 2011

"I met Dorothy in the autumn of 2008. She was always kind to me. My condolences to Joyce and her entire family."

This tribute was added by Katherine Sullivan on 18th February 2011

"I hope you find peace and that you lovingly look down upon your lovely daughter Joyce and keep her safe throughout her life's journey."


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