Dolores Violette, 90, a lifelong Stamford resident who grew up in the Waterside area, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2022 at Stamford Hospital. Dolores was born in Stamford on October 7, 1931 to the late Charles and Ella (Zaccardo) Claps.
Dolores attended both Ryle and St. John’s school eventually graduating in 1949 from Sacred Heart Academy where she received an award for perfect attendance. After high school she attended The Short Secretarial School which prepared her for her career as an Executive Secretary. Dolores worked in several locations over the years in this role, but valued her years working in New York City where she met her husband Robert and started their life together. Dolores and Robert lived in the Bronx for several years before returning to live in Stamford where she remained for the rest of her life. She was a woman who loved life and enjoyed all that it had to offer including travelling and her beloved New York Yankees. Dolores never met a stranger and loved nothing more than speaking to others and learning about their lives. She adored her family and especially her three grandchildren of whom she was very proud. Dolores adored sitting in her pool in the summer months and having cook-outs with family and friends. She was a fantastic cook who loved throwing a party. She was a lifelong pet owner and enjoyed the company of her dogs and cats. She had created some beautiful needlepoint work over the years and was exceptionally proud of one project of the Last Supper which hung on the wall in her home. She enjoyed trips into Manhattan to shop and attended many Broadway shows. Dolores loved a good joke and found a reason to laugh in any situation. Her laughter and sense of humor will be terribly missed by her loved ones.
Dolores was a past president and long time member of the Father Myron V. Miller Columbiettes-Auxillary 5833. She also volunteered for many years for Stamford Hospital where she completed over 35oo volunteer hours in the Emergency Room and at the Bennet Cancer Center
Dolores is survived by her husband Robert Violette, her daughter Michele Corrow and her partner Brian Martin, her grandchildren: Tyler Corrow, Storm Corrow and Hunter Corrow. Dolores is also survived by her sisters Eleanore Gagnon and Margaret Claps and her nieces Rita Curtis and Carolyn Gagnon and her grand-niece Rosemary Callejas.
Besides her parents, Dolores is predeceased by her son Michael Robert Violette.
A funeral procession will leave the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Thursday April 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM and proceed to St. Cecilia R.C. Church, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.
Memorial contributions can be made in Dolores’ name to Red Leash Rescue at 172 Dannell Drive, Stamford, CT 06905.
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