Obituary: Dorothea (Willey) Scarano


WATERBURY — Dorothea (Willey) Scarano, 94, passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at Hospice VITAS. She was the widow of Joseph Scarano.

Mrs. Scarano was born on Nov. 20, 1917 in Limestone, Maine a daughter of the late Bertie Willey and Lillie (Hovey) Willey. She was retired from Dobbs Ferry Hospital in New York where she worked as a registered nurse for many years. She was a former member of the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by one daughter, Alena Scarano of Fairfield; three sons, Stephen Scarano and his wife Nettie of New Milford, Arthur Scarano of Alexandria, Va. and Joseph Scarano of Nashua, N.H.; her sister, Shirley Devoe of Limestone, Maine, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A memorial mass will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 12 Ardsley Road, Waterbury. Burial will be in Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown at 12:30 p.m.

There are no calling hours and the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 1579 Straits Turnpike, Unit C, Middlebury, CT 06762.

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