Obituary: Dorothy Elizabeth (McGoniGle) Desbiens “Dot," of Milford

Dorothy Elizabeth (McGoniGle) Desbiens “Dot”, of Milford, died peacefully on Friday, February 21, 2014 in Milford.

Born in Syracuse, NY on April 29, 1923, Dot lived in Rhode Island and Fall River, MA where she owned her own beauty salon and later moved to Bridgeport, CT and Milford where she has been a resident of Foran Towers for the past 25 years.

Dot was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, companion and loving friend to many — everyone enjoyed her outgoing personality and love of live. Dot enjoyed the beach and her frequent journeys to the Mohegan Sun Casino.

Dorothy is survived by her sons, Bert Desbiens (Karen) of Milford and Robert Forgue (Katherine) of Newark, DE; her cherished grandchildren, Nicole Quieroz and Kristin James of Milford, Robert Forgue (Renee) and Robin Bartley (Bob) of DE. She is also survived by her 13 great grandchildren, Max, Amanda, Jeremy, Fernando, Zachary, Madison, Alexis, Colin, the late Samanthe, Curran, Kennelly, Kyle and Keegan.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, February 28th at 11:00 am at St. Mary Cemetery, Milford, CT. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are being handled by Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460.

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