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Mrs. Dorothy Madeline Kessler

Obituary for Mrs. Dorothy Madeline Kessler

June 1, 1932 - August 17, 2017
North Royalton, Ohio | Age 85

Loving Mother, Dear Grandmother & Great-Grandmother, Cherished Sister & Aunt, Friend of Many


Dorothy Madeline Kessler (nee Garofalo), age 85, of North Royalton, Ohio; beloved wife for nearly 60 years of the late John R. Kessler who passed away in February 2014; loving mother of Terrance J. Kessler of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Robert J. Kessler (Sharon) of Rochester Township, Pennsylvania, Thomas Kessler (Noreen) of Parma, Ohio, and Pamela Zaccari (Peter) of Stow, Ohio; dear grandmother of Christina Sarson (Erik), Jennifer Bernard (Eric), Eric Kessler (Valerie), Michelle Milliron (Dan), Steven Kessler, Megan Kessler, Erin Jones (Brian), and Johnna Zaccari, and great-grandmother of Dominic, Anthony and Lucia Bernard, and Grant and Heath Sarson; cherished sister of Eugene Garofalo (Ruth), and the late Kenneth Garofalo; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Dorothy's life was her family, and she will be dearly missed by them, and by her many close friends. She was a longtime faithful member of Holy Family Church in Parma, Ohio, and enjoyed watching Fox News and the Hallmark Channel. She passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 following a brief illness. Although flowers are appreciated, the family prefers memorial contributions be forwarded to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, or please visit Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Family Church, 7367 York Road, Parma, Ohio 44130. Cremation by Busch Crematory.


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