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Dorothy Jean (Gornick) Parisi

November 18, 1935 — December 24, 2019

Dorothy Jean (Gornick) Parisi, 84, passed away December 24, 2019 at Livingston Health & Rehabilitation Center after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.

She was born in Livingston November 18, 1935 to Joseph and Fannie (Versnick) Gornick. Dorothy received her education in Livingston, graduating from Park High School in 1953. She worked at J.C. Penney briefly before marrying Marco Parisi, Jr. on December 12, 1953.

Dorothy worked diligently at making a good home for her husband and son. She was an accomplished cook, baker, gardener, and seamstress and lovingly shared these skills as her family expanded. Pastimes she also enjoyed were knitting, crocheting, crafts of all kinds and fishing (always happy when she out-fished her husband). Later in life, she took up ceramics, bowling and some travel.

While her son, Gary, was in Cub Scouts, Dorothy volunteered as a den mother for many years.

Gramma Dot was happiest when she was with her two grandchildren. She loved watching them grow and being a part of their lives.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; uncle, Frank Versnick; and many other aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her husband, Marco Parisi; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Pam Parisi; grandchildren, Beau (Miranda) Parisi, and Autumn (Eric) Schwenk. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Delaney, Beckett, and Rhys Parisi, Colbie and Jacob Schwenk.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on a later date.

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