Obituary for MARIANETTI

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday October 23, 2013

MARIANETTI, DOROTHY ELIZABETH "Deedee", 99, passed away peacefully at her home, two months shy of her 100th birthday, surrounded by her family on October 18, 2013. Dorothy was born in Denver. CO to Italian immigrants, Antoinette and Luis Cito, and moved to Albuquerque in 1939 after marrying her husband, Oliver Bruno Marianetti. A longtime resident of Albuquerque's Country Club neighborhood and parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church, Dorothy worked for years in her husband's bars and restaurant, for the Albuquerque Journal, ACF industries and as a secretary at Alameda Elementary School. Dorothy's date of birth has always been a bit of a good-natured family joke, as she kept changing the year; however we "think" she was born on December 17, 1913. The last of her siblings, she spent her childhood in the Italian section of north Denver, with a large and loving family. Later in life, Dorothy became an avid traveler both in the United States and as far away as China, and cherished her numerous trips to Italy. She touched many lives during her long time on this earth, whether as a welcoming friend willing to open her home to others, by "stirring the pot" with her animated sense of humor, or with her exceptional cooking and closely-held family recipes. To her grandchildren, Noni was a mischievous story teller who never shied away from the chance to display her pride in them. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver; sister, Rose; and brothers, Robert, Joseph and Frank. She is survived by her sons, Dr. Oliver "Butch" L. Marianetti and Dr. David L. Marianetti; daughter-in-law, Jane M. Marianetti; former daughter-in-law, Carol Marianetti; her grandchildren, Gina M. Marianetti, Rebecca E. Marianetti, Christopher B. Marianetti and Diana Marianetti Ringuette; and her great-grandchildren, Lucca S. Kerkmans and Eleanor M. White. Services will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m., at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Mom, Ma, Nonna we will miss you and will always love and remember you. Please visit our online guestbook for Dorothy at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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