Dorothy Poirier

Dorothy L. Poirier (Gendreau)

Thursday, November 20th, 1930 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
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Dorothy L. Poirier, 89 of Hartford, cherished mother, sister and grandmother, peacefully passed away Wednesday April 8, 2020 at home. She was the loving wife of the late Edward Poirier.
Dorothy was born November 20, 1930 in Danielson and raised in Pawtucket, RI., daughter to the late Eugene and Alexina (LaFlamme) Gendreau. She and Ed spent many wonderful years together. She was a valued employee of Hartford Hospital for many years in the Admitting Department.
Dorothy will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her loving family, a son Robert Poirier of Windsor Locks; two daughters and a son-in-law, Susan M. Poirier of Hartford, Nancy and Richard Nicola of Surfside Beach, SC; a sister Theresa Lamothe of Pawtucket, RI; and three adored grandchildren, Stephen Maliszewski, Kevin Nicola and Ryan Nicola.
Due to health concerns, there will be no services at this time. She will be laid to rest next to Edward in Rose Hill Memorial Park (Section 30) 580 Elm St., Rocky Hill. Burial will be private, but may be viewed via streaming on the Farley-Sullivan website at 11:00 am, Monday April 13, 2020. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To extend online condolences or for further information, please visit
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    Rose Hill Memorial Park
    580 Elm St.
    Rocky Hill, CT 06067
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    Private Burial Service at cemetery is for the family only. Due to the extreme weather live streaming will not be available. A video recording will be available later today.


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Victor Desjardins

Posted at 07:05pm
Dear Poirier family, I certainly extend my sympathy to all the family. I remember meeting you all at the special Olympics. and enjoyed your mother very much. We all had such a good time. And Bob, my sympathy to you as we worked together for a long time and feel like I knew you and your mother really well. God Bless you all at this trying time. Vic and Jean Desjardins

Louise Fiengo

Posted at 11:02am
Dear neighbors
The Fiengo family treasured your family since we had the good fortune of becoming neighbors in the early 50’s. Your mom and dad were treasures.
Dot was the younger of the neighbors and when Lena Fedor and mom were no longer able to grocery shop independently Dot set up a 10 am carpool and the ladies went off on their weekly adventure.
Dot was there for many an emergency as mom’s health deteriorated! She became friends with our health care workers who also wish to extend their sympathies at this time. Imogene and Dot had an ongoing competition of who could get the barrels to the curb or back first! Dot was a truly spiritual woman who lived out the Christian mandate and she is now rejoicing in her reward with Ed and our precious family and friends.
We wish to extend our love and sympathy and will be with you in spirit.
Louise Fiengo and brother Frank

Denise B Doucette

Posted at 04:47pm
Sue, Rob, Nancy & family: so very saddened to hear of the loss of your mom. She was a woman of deep faith, & strong family values. Her home was always open to your friends! I can remember her watching us dance in the living room! So many Sundays her & your Dad picked me up for church with the 3 of you, just another family member ! She loved a good game, whether it was cards or board games. She will be missed & I will always be grateful for how she welcomed me into your family. Sincerely, Denise

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