Dorothy “Dottie” Ann Cantavero, 94

Dorothy "Dottie" Ann CantaveroDorothy (Dottie) Ann Cantavero passed away peacefully on December 29, 2015.

Born on August 23, 1921, she was the daughter of Carlo Sabatini and Edonide Carnacelli in New York City.

Dorothy grew up in Stamford and attended Stamford High School, Class of 1939.

She worked for the City of Stamford Municipal Credit Union for over 25 years.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Frank Cantavero Sr. in 2002. She was also predeceased by her brother, Pat Sabatini and her sister, Olga Schemera . She is survived by her two sons along with her daughters-in-law, Frank Cantavero Jr. (Lina) of Cos Cob, and Carlo Cantavero Sr. (Marilou) of Darien.

She is also survived by her six grandchildren: Carlo Cantavero Jr., Anthony Cantavero (Wendy), Andee March (Ron), Lee Ann Rizzi (Tony), Jaymie Pavolonis (Craig) and Cindy Greco (Angelo).

In addition, Dorothy is survived by twelve great-grandchildren: Anthony Jr., Christopher, Kayli, Michael, Cate, Alexandra, Sofia, Jack, Jonas, Olivia, Kristen and Zoe.

Dottie loved spending time in Florida, especially in the winter months where she and her late husband created wonderful memories together. Baking brownies and homemade apple pie was a favorite pastime. She mastered her sharp skills with daily crossword puzzles and loved a hot cup of coffee and a great conversation with the people she adored.

She was especially proud of taking a Greenwich Citizens Police Academy Course at the golden age of 85.

Special thanks to Dr. James Brunetti for his dedication and attention to her special care ; Dr. Mayus; Dr. Walsh ; Mr. Larry Gilmore of Homecare Assistance of Southern Fairfield County. Caregivers: Princess, Marie, Patti, Ebony and Claudia and Nurse Eva.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 10:00 am at St. Catherine Of Siena Church in Riverside. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, 399 North St in Greenwich.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Dorothy’s name to Tisch MS Research Center of New York at To leave an online condolence please visit