Dorothy T. “Dot” DeFilippo
1928 – 2011
Putnam –Dorothy “Dottie” Chenette DeFilippo, 82, of Oak Hill Drive, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in her home. She married the late Anthony S. DeFilippo on August 8, 1953 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation in Putnam. Born in Putnam on October 10, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Carolyn (Montville) Chenette Maxham. She was also the stepdaughter of the late Eugene “Gene” Maxham.
Mrs. DeFilippo worked as a clerk for Jette Appliance Company as well as the Putnam Town Hall. She was a devout Catholic and a communicant of St. Mary Church. She volunteered for the American Red Cross and in her early years, she and her husband Tony were very involved with the C.Y.O.
Dot enjoyed reading and especially playing golf with her “golf buddies”. She also enjoyed driving with Sister Rita to visit the sick and give communion.
Dorothy is survived by her cousin, Richard Lamothe of Putnam; her adopted family, Lynn and her husband Greg Ravenelle of Pomfret, and their children Matthew and Marc Ravenelle, and her beloved god child, Meghan Ravenelle; several sister in-laws, Ann Bembenek, Doralta “Dora” Titchen, Philomena “Fannie” King, Evelyn DeFilippo; numerous nieces and nephews; her godson Lionel A. Richard Jr.; many cherished friends; and her loving cat Katelyn. She was predeceased by her brother Norman Chenette and his wife Ethel.
Relatives and friends are invited Dorothy’s Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am on Friday, July 22, 2011 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Memorial donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to Saint Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT 06260 or to Sr. Eleanor Baldoni, 22 Pearl Avenue, Putnam, CT 06260.
I was shocked to hear about Dot’s passing. We kept in touch, in fact, we would talk often, within the past 2 weeks. She would help me by giving me names & phone numbers of Italian & Polish families. I recently compiled a book “Italian Families of Putnam”, Defilippo family with her contribution, is listed.
Did they not find her immediately? She passed July 13.
My sympathy to the family.She was a loving person
Love Fab Cutler
So sorry to hear of Dot’s passing. She and Tony were classmates with my former in laws, Pauline & Joe Goulet. We keep in touch with short notes and Christmas cards. She will be missed. Barbara Goulet