You will always be missed
  • 85 years old
  • Born on September 26, 1926 in San Jose, California, United States.
  • Passed away on September 26, 2011 in Hayward, California, United States.

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.

Posted by Bee Awao on September 26, 2018
Dorothy sure wish you were around to hold my hand. Life can be rough and unpredictable. Diana and I are going to Graton Casino on the 6th. We're counting on you to pull the handle with us. When I see a long black convertible, I know it's you! Keep all of us in your arms. Say hi to my mom and dad too please. Romie too.
Posted by Kayla Clark on September 26, 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.
Posted by Stacee Appiano Sway on September 26, 2014
Happy Birthday Grandma...I think of you often and miss you!
Posted by Diana Merrick on September 26, 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.
Posted by Ashley Clark on September 26, 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!
Posted by Helen Hayes on September 26, 2014
Miss you Dorothy!
Posted by Dana Appiano on September 26, 2014
Hard to believe it's been 3 years today since you left us. Love You and miss you always. Glenn
Posted by Kayla Clark on September 26, 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.
Posted by Carol Andreacchi on September 26, 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
Carol & Mike
Posted by Dana Appiano on May 11, 2014
Happy Mothers Day Mom, always missing you, Love Glenn
Posted by Diana Merrick on October 6, 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
Posted by Dana Appiano on September 26, 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
Posted by Dana Appiano on May 12, 2013
Happy Mothers Day Mom,Love You Always,Glenn
Posted by Diana Merrick on December 30, 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
Posted by Dana Appiano on December 25, 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
Posted by Bee Awao on November 20, 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
Posted by Tamra Helton on November 19, 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
Posted by Diana Merrick on November 19, 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
Posted by Steve Appiano on November 18, 2012
Grandma we love you, we need some good tortellinis for Christmas, miss u much
Posted by Helen Hayes on November 17, 2012
Dorothy I will always remember how you always included me in your
family get togethers. I sure miss them. Hugs to you! Helen
Posted by Glenn Appiano on November 16, 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
Posted by Dana Appiano on November 16, 2012
Mom love and miss you I know you are up smiling down on us.
Love, Dana

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