Dorothy A Curry
August 25, 1935  -  November 13, 2018

Dorothy A Curry

Dorothy A. Curry, 83, of Gulf Breeze, FL passed away at Gulf Breeze Hospital on November 13, 2018.

Dorothy was born in Niagara Falls, NY on August 25, 1935, the daughter of the late Frank and Stella (Bojarski) Pawlak.
She was raised in Niagara Falls and graduated from LaSalle High School in 1953. She worked at the Niagara Falls Waste Water Treatment Plant as an Administrative Assistant. Upon her retirement she moved to Gulf Breeze, Florida in 1995.

Dorothy loved being in the kitchen and always cooked and baked amazing goodies for family and friends. Dorothy was a volunteer at Gulf Breeze Hospital for a time and was a foster for Florabama Small Breed Rescue. She adopted three Chihuahuas that she adored.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband Clyde A Curry and two sons, Frank E Pietricone (Theresa) and Steve M. Pietricone. She is survived by one brother, Frank Pawlak, Jr (Barbara) of Niagara Falls, NY; daughter, Cathleen Gotthelf (Gary) of Gulf Breeze, FL and son John Pietricone of Navarre, FL. She has nine grandchildren: Steven Pietricone (Christina) of Las Vegas, NV, Dustin (Katie) Pietricone, Brandy Pietricone, Stacey Pietricone (Jesus), of Lockport, NY, Lindsay Pietricone, Brittany Pietricone of Niagara Falls, NY; Lauren Gotthelf and Chris Gotthelf of Denver, CO; Zachary Pietricone (Sarah) of N. Tonawanda, NY. She also has 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to honor the life of Dorothy will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to, in memory of Dorothy.


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  1. Carole
    Gulf Breeze, FL


    I feel extremely lucky to have known you for the past 15 years. I will certainly miss seeing you and miss your passion for helping the little dogs of the world who truly needed you. We had many nice visits, exchanging recipes and telling stories–times I will never forget. I know the world has been a better place with you in it. You will certainly be missed!!!

  2. Hector and Octavia Lopez
    Atlanta, GA

    Mrs. Curry was always so sweet. I loved the yummy treats she used to bring to the office and I'll always remember how much she loved her little pups. Prayers for all of you. With love and sympathy, Hector and Octavia

  3. Shari & Rusty Reed
    Grand Island, NY

    Aunt Dorothy you will be sadly missed! Thank you for everything you've ever done for me. I'll always cherish the memories of our family times! Fly high on that mountain, your work on Earth is done!! RIP! Love you!

  4. Kathe Costello
    Pensacola, FL

    Dorothy, you were sad ch a wonderful lady. You were always sending posts about things you knew I would love. I will miss your zucchini bread. RIP Dorothy

  5. Frank Pawlak
    Niagara falls, NY

    RIP my Beautiful sister, you were loved by many and will be sadly missed. ..I Love you

  6. Jim Terrana
    Niagara Falls, NY

    Find peace John, in knowing your Mom is still watching over you, God Bless you and your family.

  7. Rita & Kerry Atwood
    Barneveld, NY

    Cathy & John, Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your families on the loss of your Mom. She was such a great lady, a lot of great memories from our 99th St/LaSalle Days. Please keep all the great memories of you Mom close to your heart to help you through the days ahead. Don't hesitate to contact us anytime to talk and reminice. All our love, Rita & Kerry

  8. Christi Spates
    Niagara Falls, NY

    Dorothy, You will never be forgotten. Fly high

  9. Debbie & Tim Mesmer
    Cuba, NY

    Aunt Dorothy, You were such an amazing, thought, caring person. We know you are with the Angels above. You will always be remembered and sadly missed! Love You, Debbie & Tim Mesmer

  10. Debbie & Tim Mesmer
    Cuba, NY

    Aunt Dorothy, You were such an amazing, thought, caring person. We know you are with the Angels above. You will always be remembered and sadly missed! Love You, Debbie & Tim Mesmer

  11. Raymond and Ruth Fenwick
    Georgetown, IN

    R.I.P. Dorothy.

  12. Diane Cannava
    Hudson, NH

    Dearest Cathy G., So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing; she will live on in your memories and the little things you do just-like-her. Prayers and Comfort in your time of grief. Thinking of you; Love, Diane C.

  13. Patti
    Gulf Be, FL

  14. Patti Goodfleisch
    Gulf Breeze, FL

    I miss you so much Dorothy! See you on the other side, until then I hope you are dancing in the sky. Love you always,
    Patti and the 4 leggers❤️🐾🐾🐾🐾

  15. John Pietricone
    Navarre, FL

    RIP Mom. You are loved and will be missed by many! I Love You!!

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