This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dorothy Auteri 78 years old , born on January 3, 1933 and passed away on February 15, 2011. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Liz Hall on February 16, 2020
Thinking about you yesterday, today.......always, miss you!
Posted by Richard Marino on February 15, 2019
Dear Dorothy,
Thinking of you today, and holding you close always in my heart and memory.
Love, Rich ❤️
Posted by Liz Hall on January 3, 2018
Hi Dorothy! There are so many things I would love to talk to you about. I miss our times playing skip-bo drinking coffee talking about everything. When times get hard I just think back to our talks and apply your advice (although sometimes a tad outlandish) and thats all I need to get back on track. Thank you for so many of those times, your still and always will be a positive part of my life!  Love you, Liz Hall
Posted by Richard Marino on January 3, 2017
Dear Dorothy,
Thinking of you, and feeling forever grateful for the gift of you in our lives. ❤️
Posted by Richard Marino on February 15, 2016
Dorothy, missing your bright smile and good cheer, that continue to bring forth good memories of my dear cousin.
Posted by Joyce Auteri on January 4, 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.
Posted by Barbara Duramt on January 3, 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
Posted by Ida Auteri on January 7, 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.
Posted by Joyce Auteri on January 4, 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.
Posted by Richard Marino on January 3, 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,
Posted by Barbara Duramt on January 3, 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
Posted by Ida Auteri on February 18, 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.
Posted by Richard Marino on February 16, 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.
Posted by Joyce Auteri on February 16, 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.
Posted by Liz Hall on February 15, 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
Posted by Liz Hall on February 5, 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
Posted by Richard Marino on January 3, 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.
Posted by Liz Hall on April 19, 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
Posted by Lena Prochilo on February 18, 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
Posted by Ida Auteri on February 16, 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.
Posted by Joyce Auteri on February 15, 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.
Posted by Katherine Sullivan on January 3, 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
Posted by Richard Marino on January 3, 2013
Dear Dorothy, remembering you on your birthday, and missing your smile and joy. Thanks for the gift of you.
Posted by Joyce Auteri on January 3, 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.
Posted by DeWayne Palmer on January 3, 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.
Posted by Frances Doyle on January 3, 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.
Posted by Ida Auteri on January 3, 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.
Posted by Ida Auteri on February 17, 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
Posted by Ryan Trainor on February 15, 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.
Posted by Joyce Auteri on February 15, 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.
Posted by Sheryl Trainor on January 5, 2012
Always in our hearts. We celebrate the love you shared. Buon Cumpleano~ Sheryl
Posted by Frances Doyle on January 5, 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.
Posted by PETER M. CAPUTO on January 5, 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.
Posted by Richard Marino on January 3, 2012
Dear Dorothy, Remembering you on your birthday, and keeping you in our hearts always.
Posted by Ida Auteri on January 3, 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.
Posted by Frances Doyle on June 11, 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.
Posted by Liz Hall on May 30, 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
Posted by Ida Auteri on March 8, 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
Posted by Liz Hall on March 8, 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
Posted by Jess Prochilo on March 4, 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
Posted by DeWayne Palmer on March 4, 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!
Posted by Peter James on February 24, 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.
Posted by Greg Grigsby on February 22, 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.
Posted by Barbara Duramt on February 22, 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
Posted by Sheryl Trainor on February 20, 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
Posted by Diana Pena on February 20, 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.
Posted by Paula Harvey on February 19, 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.
Posted by Michele Murphy on February 19, 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.
Posted by Bridget Brush on February 19, 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.
Posted by Katherine Sullivan on February 18, 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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Posted by Liz Hall on February 16, 2020
Thinking about you yesterday, today.......always, miss you!
Posted by Richard Marino on February 15, 2019
Dear Dorothy,
Thinking of you today, and holding you close always in my heart and memory.
Love, Rich ❤️
Posted by Liz Hall on January 3, 2018
Hi Dorothy! There are so many things I would love to talk to you about. I miss our times playing skip-bo drinking coffee talking about everything. When times get hard I just think back to our talks and apply your advice (although sometimes a tad outlandish) and thats all I need to get back on track. Thank you for so many of those times, your still and always will be a positive part of my life!  Love you, Liz Hall
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Shared by Dennis Ferrier on January 4, 2015

I remember when u babysat for me. I have great memories of the time we shared.


Remembering Dorothy

Shared by Richard Marino on April 22, 2011

Some of my memories of Dorothy  are when I was about 14, so Dorothy was about 27. Although at that point of our lives, we were sort of of different generations, I always remember Dorothy being nearby and of good cheer. Since she was close to my sister Ida, I would see here often, and I remember parlor games that we would play on holidays, typically initiated by Dorothy.  When I was a sophomore in college, I had an assignment in speech class to write (and speak!) a paper emphasizing the “th” sound (no surprise there!, as we all grew up in Brooklyn). I remember Dorothy, my sister Ida, and I having fun brainstorming this, and coming up with such fare as “Those thieving thespians that thoughtlessly thought that their thrifty theater would help them thrive…"   Dorothy loved word games!

Fast forward many years, to 1995. Dorothy was visiting from California. My cousin Bill and I invited Dorothy to a wonderful dinner at Tomasso’s on 86th Street in Brooklyn. Well, Dorothy was beside herself and totally thrilled at being taken to dinner by her two “baby cousins”. 

A year or two later, Bill and I decided to send Dorothy some “pinnulata” (as our families called it, but as is much more commonly referred to as “strufoli”. It’s a great Christmas specialty (basically honey balls with citrus peels and sprinkles) that we knew would bring Dorothy right back to childhood Christmas memories in Brooklyn.  She was so appreciative of it, and relished the pinnulata AND the memories!

Rest in peace, sweet Dorothy.  I will be miss you and cherish you always.

Swingin

Shared by DeWayne Palmer on March 5, 2011

My favorite memory of my Auteri Mom was the time when the Auteri family came over to my house for a Thanksgiving dinner.   Joyce and I rented a huge round table and put it in our dance room for all the family to enjoy each other and give thanks.  We had tons of fixins with a huge spread of food.   As Joyce and her cousins were finishing the final prep for dinner, Mom and I went out back on the porch swing, we rocked on that swing and talked long and hard. We talked about much but it came down to her telling me she wanted Joyce and I to be happy together.    It was then I knew then she wanted me in the family.   I'll miss her...