In memory of
Dorothy M. Ramistella
Waterford - Dorothy M. Ramistella, 100 years old, formerly of 54 Rope Ferry Road and of Douglas Lane in Waterford, died April 10, 2017. She was born April 25, 1916, at the Morgan Homestead in Waterford, the daughter of Stanley D. Morgan Sr. and Reba Kenyon Morgan. On Sept 1, 1943, she married John A. Ramistella who predeceased her in June 1983. She was also predeceased by her brother, S. Douglas Morgan Jr. and his wife, Jane. In 1933, she graduated from the former Chapman Technical High School in New London. In 1940, she received her B.E. degree from the Willimantic State Normal School. A dedicated teacher who loved her students, she retired from the Lillie B. Haines School in 1976. She taught for a total of 37 years, mostly in East Lyme and Waterford, but also in Montville and New London. She is survived by one son, John M. Ramistella and his wife, Barbara, of North Venice, Fla.; three grandchildren, Kari (Ramistella) and her husband, Rob LeFever, of New Hope, Pa., Timothy Ramistella of Allston, Mass. and Jessica Ramistella of Concord, N.C.; two great-grandsons, Andrew and Thomas LeFever; and several loving nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Neilan Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. At 11 a.m. on Friday, April 21, there will be a short ceremony at the funeral home followed by burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Center for Hospice Care, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360. The Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic is assisting the family with the arrangements. To share a condolences or a memory with the family, please visit www.neilanfuneralhome.com
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