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Dorothy J. Buriani

March 30, 1930 — July 12, 2023

BURIANI – Dorothy J. “Dot,” 93, Summerhill, died July 12, 2023, at Conemaugh Hospital, surrounded by family. Born March 30, 1930, in Johnstown, last surviving child of Victor and Julia (Ferlin) Hody.

Preceded in death by parents; husband, Pietro “Pete” Buriani, who died January 29, 1987; and siblings, Anne, Christina, Frank, John, Carl, and Herman Hody; and Mary Krivecky, Minnie Zuber, and Helen George.

Survived by sons, Peter and Barry; granddaughter, Lisa Flowers and her daughter, Mackenzie; step-granddaughter, Celina Brewer (Adam) and her children, Keagan and Karlie; in-laws, Elsie Watkins and Rudolph (Norma) Buriani; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Wilmore. Together with her husband, she owned and operated Buriani Mink Farm. In her heyday, she was quite the graceful Roller Skater, spending many a night at Roseland Rink. In marriage, after a hard day on the farm, she and Pete enjoyed fishing together. And in her golden years, she could often be found at the Bingo Hall. She had a talent for gardening, loved flowers, was a terrific cook, and cherished Christmas holidays together with family. She will be fondly remembered by all who loved her.

Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., South Fork.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Father Joseph C. Nale, Celebrant.

Committal, St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.
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Sunday, July 16, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home

621 Maple Street, South Fork, PA 15956

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Funeral Mass

Monday, July 17, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Bartholomew Catholic Cemetery

321 Church Hill Road, Portage, PA 15946

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