Dolores “Dodie” Annie (Edwards) Lallo, 93, of Westerly passed away peacefully on November 13, 2021 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Dover, NH, where she has resided for the past year and a half, enjoying the New England seasons while watching that one red fox, wild turkeys, flowers blooming and vegetables growing in the garden.
Dodie was the wife of the late Louis E. Lallo, Sr. who passed away in 1993 one day before their 37th wedding anniversary.
Born in New London, CT on September 10, 1928, she was the daughter of Robert and Frieda (Feld) Edwards. She grew up in Mystic, CT and attended Fitch High School.
Dodie worked as a telephone operator for Southern New England Telephone Company, leaving a supervisory position to raise her family. She later worked at Sunrise Market in Westerly.
Dodie loved being with her family. She always made family gatherings and holidays special. Her tables were always beautifully decorated. Each Christmas shared a different theme. Everyone loved to gather at Dodie and Louie’s house for parties and picnics.
Her favorite pastime was shopping. She had an outfit for every occasion and an occasion for every outfit. She also enjoyed watching her favorite football team the New York Giants.
She enjoyed gatherings with her lady friends for birthday lunches, theatre, and local events.
Dodie is survived and will be deeply missed by her children; Christine (Joe) Tenuta of Dover NH; Mary (Russell) LeBlanc; and Jon Lallo of Westerly. She was predeceased by her son, Louis E. Lallo, Jr. in 2009. She also leaves behind three loving grandchildren; Julia (Parks) Christenbury of Barrington, NH; Lucia Tenuta of Dover, NH and Joseph Tenuta of Denver, CO and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her three siblings and their spouses; Robert (Betsy) Edwards; Eleanor (Robert) White; and James (Carolyn) Edwards.
Dodie’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Cornerstone Hospice for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Dodie’s memory made to Cornerstone VNA/Hospice, 178 Farmington Rd., Rochester, NH 03867 or online at Cornerstonevna.org or to the Father Ray Fund for Catholic Education, C/O St. Pius X, 44 Elm St. Westerly, RI 02891.
Funeral services will held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 19, 2021 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 44 Elm, Westerly. All are invited to meet directly at the church. Burial will be held privately. A reception for family and friends will follow. The Lallo family requests that attendees be fully vaccinated or masked.
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