Edda Ann "Dolly" Chianfoni

Edda Ann "Dolly" Chianfoni MANCHESTER - Edda Ann "Dolly" Chianfoni said goodbye, on her journey to the other side, early Tuesday morning, Sept. 24, 2013, surrounded by her family and friends. At Dolly's request, over 75 family and friends attended a celebration of her life at her home in Manchester on August 31, featuring her favorite food and music. She and her guests spent the day reminiscing and enjoying each others' laughter and love. The last surviving daughter of Salvatore and Cesira Cortopassi, Dolly grew up in Tri Mountain, Mich., along with her siblings, Lena, Norma and John. In her youth, Dolly was an avid swimmer and ice-skater. She moved with her family to Chicago and later worked as a secretary for Cook Electric. In Chicago, she met and married August Chianfoni, a railroad engineer. The couple enjoyed music, dancing, sewing, cooking, baking and parenting their two children, Sandra Lee and John Paul. In 1955, the family relocated to Manchester, where they built their home and lived on Merrick Avenue. Dolly worked as a graphic artist for C. H. Stewart in Newark until 1972 when she retired to care for her mother. Surviving the loss of her parents, husband Augie in 2009 and son John Paul in 2010, Dolly spent her remaining years enjoying cooking, shopping and gardening. She spent time with friends and nearby grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Shortsville, as well as numerous holidays, summers and excursions with her daughter and family in Berkshires, Mass. Dolly was also an animal lover and cared for a family of feral cats. Dolly is survived by her daughter, Sandra; daughter-in-law, Laura Catullo and children, Lisa, Tiffany and Kameron; granddaughter, Corrine Pollot and husband, Brian, and great-grandchildren, Jordyn and Mason; granddaughter, Jamie Chianfoni; grandson, Danny Chianfoni and wife, Jackie and newborn great-grandson, Dominic; granddaughter, Catherine Chianfoni; 20 nieces and nephews; and a tight knit community of friends, all of whom will remember her for her joyful and innocent view of life. A memorial Mass for Dolly will be celebrated on Friday, September 27, at 11 a.m. at St. Dominic Church in Shortsville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Lifetime Care Hospice, Attention Newark Department, 3111 South Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14623.

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