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Dorothea P. “Dot” (Sexton) Zarni

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, February 13th beginning at 9:30am, in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway(Rte. 107), REVERE, for Dorothea P. (Sexton) Zarni, who passed following a lengthy illness on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass in Immaculate Conception Church, (cornerof Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), REVERE at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born & raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea schools & was a 1948 graduate of Chelsea High School. “Dot” as she was affectionately known, worked as a salesperson for the former Stuart’s Discount Store of Malden before moving onto Host-Marriott at Terminal D, Logan Airport. She worked for over 20 years (twenty) as a bartender, retiring at age 75 years, making many friendships over her long tenure of employment. “Dot” was a long-time supporter and member of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community.

She is survived by her husband, Alfred A. Zarni-aka-Zani. She is the devoted mother of, Bernadette H. Moore, James A. Zarni & his wife, Paula G. all of Revere, John A. Zarni & his wife, Elizabeth of Chelsea & the late, Richard N. & Robert F. Zarni. She is the cherished Grandmother of, Eric S.R. Moore of Royal Palm Beach, FL., Jessica A. White & her husband, Brian of Melrose, Katie E. Lombardi & her husband, Carl of No. Reading & Amanda E. Zarni of Chelsea. She is also lovingly survived by her five great-grandchildren, Erica T. Moore, Eric J. & Devon R. Moore, all of Royal Palm Beach, Fl., Jacob C. Lombardi of No. Reading & Jaxson T. White 0f Melrose.


Visiting Hours

Saturday, February 13th beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, February 13th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, Ma. 02108.

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  1. Kim Parker
    Feb 12 2016

    Dottie was not only one of my favorite customers, but also a very dear friend to my Mother. Our families were intertwined by so many factors, by Richard and Robert, Jimmy and Johnny , and then me and Dot , and her never ending stories and jokes, ……..that made me have to stop doing her hair because I was laughing so much!!!! I am truly sad by her passing, but I am truly happy that we all had the gift and privilege of knowing and loving Dorothea Sexton Zarni…………Rest in peace Dot……..heaven will be laughing forever now! Love you xo

  2. Alicia Tierney Guinee
    Feb 10 2016

    I just happened to see today’s obituaries in The Boston Globe, and immediately noticed Dot’s name. She was a childhood/young adulthood friend of our family’s close friend, Hal O’Day. I chatted with Dot by phone after Hal passed many years ago. I hope she finds peace and eternal rest. Sympathy to her family.

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