Dorothy Gallini

Dorothy Inez Gallini

Sunday, June 3rd, 1928 - Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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Dorothy was born on June 3, 1928 in Irving, Texas, to Fannie and Clarence D. Gallini. Her parents, who were not from Texas, met when both families moved to Irving to farms where they were neighbors. As a young girl Dorothy helped in the fields, played in the gravel pits with Louis, Lorayne and Mary, and when her younger brother, Chuck, was born 7 months after her tenth birthday she took great pleasure in helping care for him.
The fourth child of five, and youngest girl, Dorothy was the tiniest which often led to her being nicknamed “Short Stuff”, “Shorty”, and even “Teeny” by her Uncle L.D.
Family was paramount to Dorothy and she was a loving and loyal daughter, sister, aunt and niece. She was very proud of her family, always celebrating their accomplishments enthusiastically.
Dorothy went to work for Trinity Industries, Inc. in the early fifties as a switchboard operator, and held several positions for over 40 years before her retirement in 1993.
Dorothy made her profession of faith as a young woman and was active at Berean Memorial Church in Irving, First Baptist Church in Irving and Audelia Road Baptist Church in Dallas, TX. Her favorite hymns were Amazing Grace and Great is Thy Faithfulness.
Dorothy never married and spent her life caring for her family and spoiling her seven nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own. They all remember quite fondly that when they came to visit, Aunt Dorothy took them the local Five and Dime to buy a toy. Another fond memory is Dorothy taking them to the drive-in movie in their pajamas. Dorothy piled the backseat of her blue Pontiac Catalina with pillows and blankets.
Dorothy’s beloved dog, Lovey, was her life and she loved spoiling her. Dorothy also had two other beloved pet’s, her Schnoodle, Pepper, and her Pomeranian Izzy.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Fannie Ellen (Geary) and Clarence Dontie Gallini; brother, Louis Dontie Gallini; sister, Lorayne Gallini Richburg; sister Mary Ellen Gallini Lawless; Brother Charles A. “Chuck” Gallini; and niece Linda Kay Lawless.

She is survived by her beloved nieces and nephews Kenneth "Spike" Lawless (Charlotte) of Hulbert, OK; Rebecca "Becky" Rogers (John) of Celina, TX; Vicky Gallini of Houston, TX; Tony Gallini of Laguna Beach, CA; Debra Watkins (B.J.) of Allen, TX; Jeff Gallini of Comstock Park, MI; and Rob Gallini (Connie) of Albion, MI; sisters-in-law Beth Gallini of Comstock Park, MI and Mary Elizabeth Hancock of Laguna Beach, CA. Great and great-great nieces and nephews Tiffany McCollum (Scot) of Celina, TX; Connor McCollum, Preston McCollum; Lance Lawless (Brandy) of Arlington, TX; Jonathan Rogers (Melissa) of Prosper, TX; Meredith Rogers of Celina, TX; Andrew Gallini of Gilbert, AZ; Bryce Gallini of Gilbert, AZ; Aaron Gallini (Roxanne) of Albion, MI and Kaylee Gallini of Albion MI; and many beloved extended family, neighbors and friends.
Viewing followed by graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM at Oak Grove Cemetery in Irving, TX, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 with Rev. Brent Tucker officiating.
The family would like to thank Susan Tanowitz and Sue DeVaney for their friendship and love for Dorothy. We all greatly appreciate everything you did for her. Our appreciation to Belmont at Twin Creeks Nursing Home, Elysian Hospice, Brookdale Assisted Living, Baylor Scott and White Lake Pointe for her care.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dorothy’s name can be made to the Richardson Animal Shelter in Richardson, TX BY CLICKING HERE
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 | 2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Oak Grove Memorial Gardens
    1413 Est Irving Blvd.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 3:00pm
    Oak Grove Memorial Gardens
    1413 E. Irving Blvd.
    IRVING, TX 75060
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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