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Obituary for Dorothy Mary Erbe (Piccoli)

Dorothy Mary (Piccoli) Erbe, 91 of Vernon, formally South Windsor and Tolland, the wife of the late, William, Edward Erbe, passed away, August 6, 2023. She is now reunited with her loving husband, as they continue their “dance” into eternal life together. She was born October 3, 1931 to the late Mary and Frank Piccoli. Dorothy was predeceased by her sisters; Rosemary Laflamme, Marion Bonee, Francis O’Brien, her brother, Joseph Piccoli; her great granddaughter, Edee Rose Sima, whom Gigi has in her loving arms. Dot loved the many family vacations together, spent at Misquamicut, Hampton Beach, Maine and Disney World. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, when she created a crazy magical time for all the children in her life. Gigi loved crocheting, UConn basketball, trips to the casino and she was an avid fan of Bobby Vinton. She liked to bake and sew clothes for her girls and their Barbie dolls when they were younger. Grammy and Grampy spent many hours waiting in lines to get the latest Beanie Babies! She retired from Stop & Shop after many years so she could spend more time with her grandchildren. She leaves her loving daughters, whom she nurtured, taught them to love, sing, dance, and enjoy life together, Dot (Scott)Tedeschi, Sherry, (Ken) Finne, and Debbie, (Tony) Fortin ; her grandchildren that she treasured and never missed a sporting event, recital, school, or any other function they were part of; Danny (Jocelyn) Benedix, Shontel Tedeschi ( Bill)Sima, Marissa Fortin, Josh (Emily) Tedeschi , Kenny (Laurie)Finne, Justin(Beth)Finne, and Adam (Mal)Finne; her very special little lovelies, her great grandchildren; Wyatt, Wesley and Paisley Sima, Bowie Tedeschi, Hudson Fortin, and Enzo Finne. She also leaves her best friend and beloved sister, Christine (Duke)Stanton; many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly; her most treasured friend, caring and loving companion for many years Arlena Hunley. Dot had a great love for her family and it showed in every aspect of her life. She will be remembered for her kind, generous and sweet nature. She had many names, Dot, Doie, Mom, Grammy, Aunt Dot, Gigi, Momma Dot, and Ditdot, if you knew her, you loved her and you were blessed. The family would like to thank all of Gigis loving companions that treated her as their own grandmother, and filled her life with love and happiness. Burial will be private at St. Bernard’s Cemetery. For online condolences please visit: “Grieve not… nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me, as though I were beside you. I loved you so… ‘twas heaven here with you.”