August 5, 1933 ~ December 13, 2022
Port Orchard, WA
Resided in: Lilburn, GA
Dorothy (Dot) Jean Napolitano of Lilburn, GA age 89, died on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.
She was born August 5, 1933 in Port Orchard, WA to Maurice and Eulalia (Scott) Wallis.
Dorothy is predeceased by her former spouse Martin Napolitano Sr., their son Daniel Napolitano and survived by their children Cynthia Napolitano of SC, Martin R. Napolitano, Jr. of GA, Justin (Kristen) Napolitano of GA and Christopher Napolitano of GA.
Dear grandmother of Melissa McFeely-Parker, Vanessa Tuck, Shekera Myers, James “J.R.” Lewis; Anthony Napolitano; Ethan, Evan and Nicolas Napolitano.
Dorothy is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Sister of Laurice Hanson, Bonnie David and the late Anita Gardenhire.
Dorothy graduated a year early from Bremerton High School in 1950 where she was a member of the Tumbling Team. Growing up near a naval base; her father told her not to date sailors… so at 18 years of age, she married one and moved to the Pittsburgh area. Now part of the large Napolitano-Pecorella family, she became very close with her sister in-law Dolores Indovina as they were similar in age and both busy raising children. Dorothy always considered Washington State home and in 1983 returned to the Seattle area to be near her parents and sisters. In 1989, she followed her children to the Atlanta area where she remained until her passing. Dorothy loved to travel and visited every US state including Alaska & Hawaii. As an empty nester, she enjoyed many memorable road trips with her Mother Eulalia, sister & brother in-law Bonnie and Dale David as well as other trips with family and friends.
Dorothy was a retired Bankruptcy Specialist and Manager for the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta. In 1993 she was the proud recipient of the “Mary Tucker Award” for exemplary service. Dorothy enjoyed crocheting Afghans for family and friends and was an AVID decodequote puzzle solver. She was passionate about family gatherings and enjoyed making Italian dishes. She was a deeply spiritual person who studied the bible and attended the Lawrenceville Church of Christ in Lawrenceville, GA. She was content, generous and selfless, always looking for ways to help or encourage others. She leaves behind numerous friends and loved ones who will miss her dearly.
Friends are welcome to join in celebrating her life in the community room at Gwinnett Christian Terrace, 414 Berkmar Way, Lilburn, GA on Saturday, January 7th from 11:30am – 1:30pm.
If you’d like to sign her guestbook or share your thoughts, please visit her online obituary at:
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “Hospice without Borders” or to the charity of one’s choice.