Dolores A. (Ferrara) Malizia, 80, of the Plantsville section of Southington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at the Summit of Plantsville. She had been the loving wife of Gaetano Anthony Malizia for 52 years.
Born on Feb. 6, 1937, in New Britain to the late Joseph and Constance (Squillacote) Ferrara, she had been a longtime Southington resident.
Dolores worked as a school teacher in New Britain for many years. She also worked as a crossing guard in Southington. She enjoyed knitting and crafting, but most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Gaetano, Dolores is survived by three daughters, Constance DeSorbo and her husband, Darryl, of Southington; Toni-Marie Landino of Plantsville; Mary Provencal and her husband, Alan, of Plantsville and her son, Dominick Malizia and his wife, Cheryl, of Meriden and four grandchildren, Megan DeSorbo, Gina Provencal and Joseph and Louis Landino. She is also survived by four sisters-in-law, Marie DiBarnaba, Fisina Tomaselli, Violet Ruscoe, all of New Canaan and Josephine Krone and her husband, Al, of Mich., many nieces and nephews and her dear friend, Francesca Moran of Plantsville. She was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony and Joseph Ferrara.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Summit of Plantsville for their compassion and excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dolores’s memory may be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, from the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville, with a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St., Plantsville. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com .