Dolores Christine Duthrie
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Dolores Christine Duthrie
  • February 19, 1932 - August 7, 2017
  • Uncasville, Connecticut

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UNCASVILLE - Dolores "Del" C. Duthrie, also known as Mima, 85, left this life unexpectedly on August 7, 2017, surrounded by loved ones at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born in Norwich, CT, on February 19, 1932, the daughter of the late Alphonse and Theresa Gagliardo, first daughter of 11 children. She was employed by the Norwich State Hospital where she retired after 31 years. She was married to the late Jessie J. Duthrie. She is survived by sisters Anna Donahoo and Christina Morgan and brothers Frank, Bobby, Gean, and Tommy Gagliardo. She is predeceased by the late Billy, Jimmy, Alphonse, and Johnny Gagliardo. She is also survived by her sons, Steven Duthrie and wife Cindy, of Norwich, Michael Duthrie and wife Donna of St. George, Utah, Jeffrey Duthrie and wife Donna of East Lyme, and David Duthrie and wife Andrea of Griswold, as well as 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Del left her footprint on this earth as a compassionate, strong-willed, spiritual and loving individual. Anyone who met her was blessed; many referred to her as an angel on earth with the patience of a Saint. Del emphasized the importance of being present in all aspects of her family. Mima loved and lived for her grandchildren, equally devoting her time to them, whether it be sporting events, proms, school performances or graduations. There is no perfect way to describe what an incredible woman she was and what an impact she had on everyone. Delores will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 18, 2017 in St. Mary's Church in Norwich at 10:00 a.m. followed by an inurnment at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Greenville. A reception will follow in the French Club, 79 Wilson St, Jewett City, CT 06351 from 1-4 p.m. Please visit www.labenskifuneralhome.com to leave an online tribute or condolence.