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Obituary for Antoinette R. Dooley

Antoinette Rose (Russo) Dooley, 86, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late Thomas H. Dooley, died January 12, 2022 surrounded by her family. Ann was born on January 15, 1935 in Otisville, New York to Francisco and Rose (Nappi) Russo. Ann received her high school diploma from Middletown High School in 1952. Ann married her high school sweetheart, Thomas H. Dooley on October 6, 1956. After her husband's time in the military, Ann along with her family, moved to Connecticut where they became longtime residents of the town of Vernon.
In Vernon, Ann made life-long friends and enjoyed participating in social clubs. She was an active participant in the Junior Women's Club, the Exchange Club and participated in the Rockville Hospital Follies throughout the 1970's. An excellent cook, Ann graced many tables with her delicious food and elaborate cakes. She enjoyed hosting social events and loved any excuse to have a party. Upon Tom's retirement, Ann enjoyed traveling, taking trips to the casino and watching QVC.
Above all else, Antoinette loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was survived by her daughter Karen Magoon and her husband Duncan, and son Lawrence and his wife Paula, all of South Windsor. She had six grandchildren, Jennifer (Lyons) Buckler, Michael Lyons, Kevin Lyons, Thomas Dooley, Peter Dooley and Samantha Dooley. Her survivors also include her four great-grandchildren, Rose, Evelyn and Aria Buckler, and Wilder Dooley.
The family would like to thank her live-in caregiver, Lyubov Galandzhiy, for providing care for Antoinette in her final months.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 10:00am- 12:00pm at Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect Street, Vernon-Rockville, CT 06066. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. For online condolences please visit