Dorothy (Mazzarese) Marsala, age 86, of Milford, formerly of Stratford, died September 16, 2012 in Milford Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph L. Marsala, Sr.Born in Yonkers, NY to the late Joseph and Mildred Avezzano Mazzarese, she had resided in Stratford for 45 years before moving to Milford two years ago. Mrs. Marsala was a retired seamstress and was a member of the Milford Senior Center.She is survived by her beloved children, Joseph Marsala and his wife, Jackie, Linda McFarland and her husband, Danny, Thomas Marsala and his wife, Debbie, Elaine Turbeville and her husband, John, Donald Marsala and his wife, Melanie and Donna Donofrio and her husband, Chris; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:30 am at St. James Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday morning at the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main St., Stratford from 9 am until the time of services.Please visit www.pisteyfuneralhome.com to leave online condolences.