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Dorothy Casadei

Our dear Mom, Dorothy K. Casadei, 90, of Vernon died Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. She was born February 26, 1923 in Queens, NY to the late Louis and Anna (Eisele) Kaltenbach. Dorothy taught kindergarden in both Vernon and Tolland for many years and ended her career as a guidance counselor. She was a communicant at Sacred Heart Church for many years and attended St. Bartholomew Church in later years. Dorothy was instrumental in the opening of Rose Commons Senior Living in Vernon. She loved her family and friends, playing bridge, traveling, solving crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. She is survived by her children: Dorothy and her husband Matthew Reiser of Vernon; Chris and his wife Moira Casadei of Stonington; Mary Ann and her husband Jeff Seroogy of St. Croix; and Louisa Casadei-Johnson and her husband Eric Johnson of Rockport, MA. She also leaves her grandchildren: Matthew and his wife Kirby, Dory, and Jeff and his wife Traci Reiser; Chris and his wife Jill and Brie Casadei; Gena and Jeffrey Seroogy; and Eric and Anna Johnson; seven great-grandchildren; and several dear nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Geno, her brother, Louis and her sister, Mildred. Relatives and friends may join the family Thursday, November 7, from 4 – 7 pm at The Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect st, Rockville, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, November 8, at 10:00 am at St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church, 45 Ludlow Rd, Manchester, CT 06040. A private burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery, Litchfield, CT. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, a donation is made to a charity of one’s choice. For online condolences please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com

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