In Loving Memory
Doris (Smith) D'Andrea
2/18/1925 - 3/9/2013



Doris “Dodo” (Smith) D’Andrea, 88 of West Palm Beach, Florida and formerly of Ludlow died peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Coral Bay Healthcare Center in West Palm Beach. Born and raised in Ludlow, she resided with her family at 88 Chapin Street for more than 50 years. Doris worked in the Wilbraham School System as a bus driver for 29 years and was an avid bingo player . Doris was a former communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Ludlow. She was the wife of the late Santino D’Andrea who predeceased her in 1995. Doris leaves her loving children Victoria D’Andrea of West Palm Beach, Barry D’Andrea and his wife Cyndie of New Boston, NH, Santino D’Andrea Jr. and his wife Sandra of West Suffield, CT, and Thomas D’Andrea and his wife Jacqueline of West Springfield. Sadly she was also predeceased by her daughter Tina LaBroad in 1985. Gram also leaves grandchildren Bettina, April, Ann, Marissa, Gary, and Tom Jr. and six great grandchildren. Funeral services for Doris will be held on Friday March 15, 2013 at 9:00am from the Ludlow Funeral Home 432 East Street, Ludlow, MA. Followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:00am in St. Elizabeth Church with Monsignor Homer Gosselin presiding. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Visiting hours are Thursday evening from 4:00-7:00pm.


Family Requests

It was the wish of Doris’ family that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her memory to the Salvation Army. 


Online Condolences
From: Vicky D'Andrea   West Palm Beach Florida
Relationship:  Daughter

Luv ya, Mumsy ... Thanks for all the love and all the memories. The Man upstairs is so very very wise -- yes caregiving can be hard, but I look back now and see what a precious gift it all was. I love you bunches ... Say hi to Dad and Tina for me. Will get together with you all later in the sweet by and by...
Sent:  3/12/2013
From: Wendy Mundell   Royal Palm Beach Florida
Relationship:  Co-Worker of Vicky D'Andrea (daughter)

Dear Vick, Please know that we are thinking of you and sending our thoughts and prayers to you. So sorry to hear of your mom's passing and hope that all the wonderful memories you made together are comforting you now. Sending you lots of hugs. If you feel like talking, I am here for you. Sincerely, Wendy Mundell
Sent:  3/13/2013
From: Marissa D'Andrea   West Suffield CT
Relationship:  Granddaughter

Thank you for the gift of love and time we shared. Those cherished memories of our moments together will be forever imprinted in my heart and mind. A beautiful saying that gives me comfort: "Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear." -Unknown Author May you find comfort in the arms of our loved ones greeting you at Heaven's gate. I will miss you dearly grammy.
Sent:  3/13/2013
From: Bernice Gero   Worcester MA
Relationship:  Friend of Tina

D'Andrea family, My sincere condolences to your family. Tina and I were good friends in middle and high school so I spent much time at your home with your mom. She was a wonderful woman and was a mom to all of us! Know she is fondly remembered and loved much.
Sent:  3/13/2013
From: Leslie Haas   Mont Vernon NH

To all of her family my thoughts and prayers go out to you. She was a one of a kind! I know she had a lot of people who loved her and that love can never truly be lost. It is the most important thing you can have to ensure that you have lived a good life.
Sent:  3/13/2013
From: Andrea (pookie) Farhad  
Relationship:  Grand-Daughter

Thank you Grammie Dodo for all your unconditional love and for all the memories I have growing up with you and grampy. I love you and will continue to look back on all the special times we had. I know you are with Tina and Grampy and surrounded by love, peace and joy.
Sent:  3/13/2013
From: Lori Ferrara   Wellington FL
Relationship:  Co-Worker of Vicky

Your lost is Heaven's gain. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sent:  3/13/2013
From: Laurie (Burkavage) Pagnoni   East Longmeadow MA
Relationship:  Special

DoDo, Some of my earliest memories are of you and your family, not just neighbors but our extended family. Each of you hold such a special place in our hearts, but DoDo you were the glue. Love you, Laurie Please, watch over all and send our love to Andy and Tina.
Sent:  3/14/2013

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