Dorothy L. Visintainer (1931-2014)

Dorothy Visintainer

        Dorothy L. Visintainer, age 82 a resident of Kenosha passed away Thursday March 13, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

        Dorothy was born September 25, 1931 in Chicago, IL to Homer and Mildred (Jargstarf) Holt. On October 4, 1952 in Evanston IL, she was united in marriage to Robert Visintainer, Sr.

        Dorothy worked as a hostess at a Country Club, letter sorter at the main Milwaukee Post Office and a private housekeeper. She was an award winning Avon Sales Rep, no doubt because of her friendly nature, wonderful laugh and great sense of humor. She was a long time member of St. Peter’s Church and enjoyed playing bingo and traveling to Las Vegas. One of her most treasured memories was the 50th anniversary trip to Hawaii that her children arranged for Dorothy and Robert.  One of the greatest joys of Dorothy’s life was that she raised four good children and one decent husband.

        Dorothy is survived by her husband Robert of Kenosha, her children,Vicki (Thomas) Basta of Oak Creek,  Debra Roberts of Phoenix, AZ, Robert Jr.(Sharon) of Lake Geneva, and Thomas (Amy) of Kenosha.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Robert (Tanya) Visintainer III, Robert Piotrowski, Joseph (Tiffany) Basta, Thomas Visintainer II, Kristina (James) Sullivan, Codi Thorpe, Theresa Basta, Phillip Basta, Ashley Thorpe, Natasha Piotrowski, Alex Visintainer and Sarah Calcagno; 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. In addition, she is survived by, her sister and loving friend Pearl Manzella of Texas, her brother Charles (Charlene) Holt of Arizona, her brother in law Don Phelps, three special nieces and six special nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

        Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Ruth, two brothers Thomas and Dennis, a sister in law Bernice Phelps and a nephew Thomas Holt, II and a great niece Maria Manzella.

        A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday March 21st 2014 at 11:30AM at St. Peters Catholic Church in Kenosha. (2224-30th Avenue) Visitation with the family will be held on Friday at the church from 10:00AM until the time of mass. Burial will take place at a later date at Southern WI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove WI.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Hospice Alliance but especially to her main caregivers, Nancy and Sally for their compassionate care of Dorothy. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Alliance would be appreciated.

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