Dorothy June Lancello
Mom was born July 12th, 1935 to Louis and Margaret Knoll. She passed into eternal life May 18th, 2020.
My tribute to the most AMAZING MOM ever! Dorothy’s calling in life was to be a Mom and she excelled at it in every way you could imagine. From my earliest memories to her final days, she always hugged & kissed us goodnight or goodbye and couldn’t wait for the next time she’d see you. Mom brought us up M-F on her own, because my Dad traveled for his job. During the week she had so many responsibilities, most of which I only began to appreciate as I got older. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of Mom being an amazing cook, room-mother at school, booster club mom, troupe leader and top cheerleader at all our school events. She was always willing set-up the pool, plan a picnic in our yard, host one of a million slumber parties, help you learn to tie your shoes, tell time or play catch. As we grew older, she was a “cool” mom that all of our friends liked and she always welcomed them in our home. Mom gave freely of herself to others. She volunteered at the Y and took care of many of our older relatives. She was an extraordinary blessing to have as a mom and I am so proud of her. She taught me the true meaning of commitment, compassion and love. Everything that is good in me came from my Mom – she truly was the wind beneath my wings and I will miss her every day.
Mom will be entombed with Dad at Gethsemane Mausoleum in New Hope. There will be no funeral. We hope to celebrate her life at a later date. Mom was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and our Dad. Survivors are daughter, Anita and husband, Joe; son, John Jr.; granddaughter, Tressa; and many other family and friends. Memorials preferred to the family to defray medical costs incurred in the last 9 months to fight cancer.
It is a place of compassion, sincerity, professionalism, and staff who go above and beyond their call of duty. Our family has sadly used both chapels over the past months. The caring did not stop after the services. They offer their continued compassion to adults and children. With grateful hearts thank you.