Dorothy Louise Moniti Russillo

May 24, 1927 - October 26, 2007
Dorothy Louise Moniti Russillo

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Dorothy Louise Moniti Russillo of Wilmington, North Carolina formerly of Madison, Connecticut, passed away Friday, October 26, 2007 at her home.

Dorothy was born May 24, 1927 in New Haven, CT to John and Lena Moniti.

She is survived by her devoted husband Nicholas Russillo, children Roxanne Bennett and husband Alan, Madison, CT, Megan Blatchley and husband Charles, Raleigh, NC, and Joel Finnegan and wife Ann, Gales Ferry, CT. She is also survived by her brother Frank Moniti of Old Saybrook, CT. She has 9 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy moved to Wilmington with her husband 15 years ago. She owned and operated “M Clothing” a women’s boutique in the Cotton Exchange in Wilmington for seven  years. She had previously owned a women’s boutique “Bright & Sassy” in Connecticut for 12 years. She was a member of the local Italian Heritage Society and belonged to St. Mark Catholic Church.

The family would like to thank all the nurses from Choice Caregivers Inc, for their love and support.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 3, 2007 at St. Mark Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of your choice or American Cancer Society.


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  • October 29, 2007
    John & Lois Raccio & Family says:
    Beloved Dorothy, Although were only met you on a few occasions, we feel that we were friends. May GOD bless you and may you rest in peace. John & Lois Raccio & Family

  • November 01, 2007
    MaryLou Courrege, MD says:
    Mr. Russillo, We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. MaryLou Courrege, MD and the staff of Lower Cape Fear Dermatology

  • October 30, 2007
    Tom Cox says:
    Dear Nick, I just read the sad news in the newspaper this morning. I am so sorry for your loss and please let me know if I can be of any help..... Sincerely, Your Friend...Tom Cox

  • October 29, 2007
    Alexa Bennett says:
    Grammy- I have the best memories of you that I will keep close to my heart for the rest of my life. When I think about all the good times we had together I am at peace with death because I know you are my angel now and that you are watching over me from Heaven. I will never forget you and the things you taught me. Thank you for everything. I couldn't have asked for a better Grandma. I miss you so much but I know I will see you again someday. I love you more than words can explain. Love Alexa