Dolores Woodward

Obituary of Dolores Menditto Woodward

Dolores (Menditto) Woodward, 89, died peacefully at the Jefferson House on Saturday March 6, 2021. Born in New Britain, on November 1,1931 the youngest child and daughter of the late Carmine and Rose (Petrucelli) Menditto. She was a lifelong resident of New Britain before moving to the Jefferson House and a graduate of New Britain High School in 1949. Active in many organizations as her children went through school Dolores eventually went to work for and after many years, retired from, the business office at A.H. Harris & Sons. She was an excellent cook and entertainer, whether at the beach during summer vacations, at home during the holidays or on a Sunday for pasta or a picnic. All of the family and countless friends were welcome at her home, most notably on Christmas Day, which for many years was an occasion creating cherished lifelong memories for those who visited. Her kindness, thoughtfulness, attention to detail, hard work, sense of humor and smile made all she did go on with a great flair and ease. She made it all seem so simple. Whether at a large festive gathering or alone with her, you were the center of her attention and she enjoyed every moment of friendship shared with you. To know her was to love her. Dolores enjoyed the outdoors, the beach, gardening, crossword puzzles, a nice clean car and most of all her home and family. Dolores was predeceased by her beloved husband of 68 years William G. Woodward; and is survived by her children William and his wife Linda Woodward; Patricia and her husband Attorney Steven Ludwikow, Jacqueline Dawson, three grandchildren Steven, Emily and Michael, and many nieces and nephews. Dolores was predeceased by six siblings, her brothers Joseph Menditto, Frederick Menditto, Thomas Menditto and sisters, Susan Nappi, MaryJane Lynch, and Pat DiMauro. The family is especially thankful to the Jefferson House staff (her second family),most notably the Hitchcock Unit and Recreation Department whose loving companionship, care and support will be fondly remembered. She participated in many activities that brought laughter to her and in turn she would flash "those blue eyes" and tell a sassy joke or story. Funeral services will be held Thursday (March 11, 2021) with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Holy Apostle’s Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church) 655 East St. New Britain, CT. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. A walk-through visitation will be Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at the Farrell Funeral Home 110 Franklin Sq. New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Jefferson House.
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Thursday
11
March

Walk-Through Visitation

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Farrell Funeral Home
110 Franklin Square
New Britain, Connecticut, United States
Thursday
11
March

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, March 11, 2021
St. John the Evangelist Church
655 East Street
New Britain, Connecticut, United States
Thursday
11
March

Burial

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Fairview Cemetery
120 Smalley Street
New Britain, Connecticut, United States