Dorothy Elizabeth (MacQuarry) DiNatale, 80, of Southington, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, February 22, 2021. She was the wife of Daniel DiNatale, Sr., with whom she shared more than 55 years of marriage.
Born on April 22, 1940, she was the only daughter of Emma Baron and stepdaughter of the late Christian Baron. Raised and educated in New Britain, she was a 1958 graduate of New Britain High School, and went on to work for Fafnir Bearing. Dot and Dan settled in Southington upon their marriage in 1964, where they raised their two children and were members of St. Dominic Church. Dot worked in the Medical Records department at Bristol Hospital for 22 years, from where she retired in 2006. She was tech savvy, and enjoyed connecting with her friends and family through social media, staying up to date with current events, as well as keeping her mind active with endless crosswords and games of “Words with Friends”. Caring for her home and gardens, crafts, creating crocheted and knitted treasures, and reading are some of the hobbies that brought her joy, along with hosting pool parties when she could be surrounded by her family and friends. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Dot will forever be remembered for her love, compassion and generosity towards everyone she met. She will be missed by her family and many friends who find comfort in their memories and knowing she is at peace.
In Dot’s words, “I love you all and will take that love with me”
In addition to her husband, Dan, she leaves her son, Daniel, Jr. and his wife, Deborah who she considered a daughter; her loving and caring daughter, Donna DiNatale, all of Plainville and the sunshine of her life, her adored granddaughter, Jessica DiNatale.
In lieu of flowers, Dot’s kindness towards others may be remembered with contributions to the Salvation Army at www.give.salvationarmyusa.org or locally at 78 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06050.
Honoring Dot’s wishes, her family will celebrate her life with private funeral services. The staff at Plainville Funeral Home extends their gratitude to the DiNatale family for their trust. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com
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