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Carol E. Dota

July 8, 1939 August 17, 2018
Carol E. Dota
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Carol E. (Reilly) Dota, age 79, of Shelton, beloved wife of Anthony P. Dota, Sr., passed away Friday, August 17, 2018, in the Golden Hill Health Care Center. Carol was born July 8, 1939, in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Joseph and Emily (Kekac) Reilly and was a long time area resident.

Carol was a retired Secretary from Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and cooking for her family. Carol also loved traveling, especially to Ireland. Spending time with her family and grandchildren was Carol’s greatest joy.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include her four children, Anthony P. Dota, Jr. (Dawn) of Bethany, Barbara A. Dota of Shelton, Kathleen M. Gius (Louis) of Shelton, and Michael J. Dota (Michelle) of Derby; grandchildren, Anthony and Matthew Dota, both of Bethany, Michael, Julia and Benjamin Dota, all of Derby, and Aiden and Caitlin Gius, both of Shelton; five brothers, Joseph Reilly of Shelton, Timothy Reilly (Rosemary) of Trumbull, John Reilly (Judith) of Stratford, James Reilly (Janet) of Stratford and Michael Reilly (Charlene) of Shelton, several nieces and nephews, and her lifelong friend Alice (Sutay) and husband Thomas Grady.

Friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. by meeting directly in St. Lawrence Church, 505 Shelton Ave., Shelton, CT 06484. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull, CT. Visitation with the family will be Monday, August 20, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford, CT 06615.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, www.alzfdn.org.

For additional information or to share a message of condolence, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

20

Aug

3:00 PM 8/20/2018 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/20/2018 7:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday

21

Aug

12:00 PM 8/21/2018 12:00:00 PM
Saint Lawrence Church (Shelton)

505 Shelton Ave
Shelton, CT 06484

Saint Lawrence Church (Shelton)
505 Shelton Ave Shelton 06484 CT
United States

Interment

Tuesday

21

Aug

1:30 PM 8/21/2018 1:30:00 PM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Daniels Farm Rd.
Trumbull, CT 06611

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Daniels Farm Rd. Trumbull 06611 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

2911 Dixwell Ave
Suite 100
Hamden, CT 06518
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