Dolores Renzi Gentile, 77, of 506 Woodland Ave. passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 with her loving family by her side.
She was born on January 23, 1934 in Rome a daughter of Angelo and Mary Insogna Renzi. She was a graduate of RFA, class of 1953 and earned her degree at Utica College in 1971. She had worked at GAFB from 1953 to 1959, DDSO from 1963 to 1967, in the Rome School System as a teacher from 1971 to 1987, and as a teacher at the Mohawk Correctional Center until her retirement in 1997. She later worked for the City of Rome Recreation Dept. from 1999 to 2010.
She was active in sports most of her life. As a youth she was a champion speed skater and was a recipient of a Block R. As an adult she played softball and enjoyed bowling. From the mid 1980’s until 2000 she was very active in the Rome Girls Softball League serving as a member of the Board of Directors, as a coach and operating the concession stand. She was also an accomplished pianist.
Dolores is survived by her many beloved nieces and nephews; Emilio "Bud" and Madeline Renzi, Angelo and Carletta Renzi, Joseph and Polly Renzi, August and Donna Mariani, Josephine Maura, Lucy and Greg Fiaschetti and Angela Auricchio, many grand nieces and nephews, her first cousin Dolly Bragg, and many other cousins. She was predeceased by four sisters, Josephine Lively, Mary Mariani, Rose R. Aquino and Gilda Renzi; and three brothers, infant Joseph Renzi, Emilio "Jerry" Renzi and Joseph Renzi; and a nephew Nicholas Aquino, Jr.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Amy Wajda, Robert Esposito, Nick Totaro and Ann Marie Gregory for their kindness shown to Dolores.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 at St. Peters Church for a Mass of Christian Burial with the Rev. Pastor Philip Hearn officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Dolores’s name to the Rome Humane Society or the Jervis Public Library. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Online tributes may be made at: www.bottinifuneralhome.com.