Dorothy Ford
May 1, 1933 - January 29, 2012
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Dorothy M. Ford, 78, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 29, 2012. A second-generation Italian-American, she was born May 1, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY. Dorothy was a nurse’s aide at Brookhaven Labs and Oak Hollow nursing home. In 1986, she and her husband James Ford moved to Port Charlotte, followed by her daughter and son. Dorothy…

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Judy left a message on February 12, 2012: many..too many to name all. Among all the memories that I recall was always love, laughter and generosity. A loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. May all that she gave be returned to her tenfold in Heaven!
April Rubenstrunk left a message on February 1, 2012:
What a beautiful, loving, vivacious woman! I feel blessed to have had Dorothy touch my life. She was a wonderful wife and mother. Her perpetual positivity for life and love amazed me. I will truly miss her. God bless her family and of course Mr Ford. My heart is heavy today.
Lisa Marino left a message on February 1, 2012:
Nanny - you have brought me so many good memories over the years. From watching Susan Lucci with you, to teaching me my vowels and how to play checkers, to being there for every major life event...but most importantly, for sharing with me your gift of generosity. You helped raise me and that is something I will never forget. I thank you each and every day. I love you.
Shawn Genther left a message on February 1, 2012:
May your journey be a happy one.
RoseAnn Nemoy left a message on February 1, 2012:
Aunt Dot, you were A great cook! Thank you for your pork chop, potatoe, and pepper recipe. Every time I make it I will continue to think of you! Love you! RoseAnn
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Tanyadee Reyes left a message on February 1, 2012:
I always enjoyed visiting Aunt Dot-- she was always so incredibly funny and kind.
Deb left a message on February 1, 2012:
Mommy - your passing has left me with a void that can never be filled. You are my best friend and I will miss you every day of my life. I know that you are at peace and for that I am grateful. I will miss your beautiful smile, your wisdom and your laughter. I know in time my pain will ease and I will be able to remember all the fond memories I have held in my heart. I love you Mom and I hope that I continue to make you proud each and every day. I am proud to be your daughter and proud of the woman i have become because of you and Poppy. Rest in peace my beautiful Mom!! Your Loving Daughter
Michelle Ortenzio Underwood left a message on February 1, 2012:
I don't even know where to begin. So many memories to choose from, some of which are too naughty or incriminating to share in public! I would have to say that one of the best memories I have of Nan would be working the Elks Lodge Christmas Party. It always amazed me how tirelessly she worked to make sure that all the needy kids got presents and a good meal. Nan would give the shirt off her back to you if you needed it, but cross her or her family, and you'd incur the wrath of her Italian temper, expletives and all. Luckily, I never was on the receiving end of that temper...well, unless you count our heated political debates : )
Karen Shepard left a message on February 1, 2012:
Our family has such wonderful and warm memories of Dotty. From the day we met her 20 years ago, we felt welcomed in her home and family. She was one of the funniest most generous people I have had the pleasure to meet. She will be miised by everyone she touched in life. I am comforted knowing she is in the arms of Jesus and I just know she will be in charge of the "BINGO" in heaven! God Bless You. The Shepard Family
Denise Ford left a message on February 1, 2012:
Dear Douchey, Where should I begin...I came into this family 42 years ago so there are so many memories they could fill an ocean. I will miss our daily phone calls and all the fun times we had together. The times we spent together were wonderful. I will always love you and I will never forget you. Miss you always. Love Denise
Allison Young left a message on February 1, 2012:
I will always picture Nan belting out... "Come on and give me heat, 'cause I don't like my music sweet. Bring it on the upbeat, play it on the down beat..." She was a wonderful woman and she will be remembered for her warmth and humor. We love you, Nan, and we wish you and your family much peace! Please say hi to my Meem and Pop for me!!! xoxoxoxox
Kristen Bay left a message on February 2, 2012:
I loved that we all called her "Nan" because she was like a grandmother to us as Lisa's friends. I could always count on Nan adding humor and a good meal to our visits at her house. She was a generous woman who loved her family more than anything. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Jenny left a message on February 2, 2012:
It is a pleasure to say i knew you and met the wonderful people in your family. They all are here because of you! And as you said to me many times..."I wish i would have known you years ago" too!
Jenny left a message on February 2, 2012:
Its a pleasure to say i knew you and met the wonderful people in your family. They are all here because of YOU! And as you said to me many times... " I wish i would have known you years ago " too.
Jennifer Ford left a message on February 2, 2012:
Nanny, I have been truly blessed to have known you. Your passion for life is a value I promise to instill in your great grandchildren. You were a wild women to say the least and I will cherish all of the crazy memories you have left for me to remember. I promise you that your great grandchildren will know you well as Jay and I will enjoy telling them story after story! Rest in Peace in heaven Nan. Till we meet again. All of my love always, Jennifer Ford and baby ford #1 to be
Andrea Trout left a message on February 2, 2012:
My wonderful, funny, Aunt Dot, I will miss you dearly. You are now reunited with some of your family. I tried to make mashed potatoes your way, I can't seem to get it right. Clean with my Mommy and watch down on all of us. I will see you again one day and you can show me again how to do those potatoes! Love, Andrea
Donna Ortenzio left a message on February 3, 2012:
I can't find enough words to express my feeling of loss. Dot (Nan) was a great lady in every way. Her warmth, generosity, and since of humor will be in my heart always. She was like a grandmother to my girls, Michelle & Kristen. We do have the fun memories to always be with us, especially our Mother/Daughter lunches. Rest in peace, Dot. We love you.
Dawn Ayala left a message on February 3, 2012:
My respects to the family
Sam Ludvicek left a message on January 31, 2012:
Dear James Ford & Family, We were sorry to hear of dear Dorothy’s passing. For those who have faith in Christ, death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. Heaven is the home of every true Christian, and while one cannot ever be "sorry" that someone is there, it is certainly understandable that we miss the close relationship that existed while here on this earth. There is a very real tearing away and we feel it. There is also comfort from loved ones, comfort from friends, comfort from the Word of God and comfort from the God we love. For those of us who have faith in Christ we have Gods promise that we will see our loved ones again. What comfort there is in the words the apostle Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we, which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” A wise person once said, “Faith is putting out your hand in the dark and finding it held.” That’s why the above verses are comforting. HIS hand is there in the dark to take us into a bright eternal day! May God bless and keep you, as you face this very real tearing away. You have our love and prayers. Sincerely, Sam & Zebo Ludvicek
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
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