Dorothy J. ‘Dottie’ Damiano

Aug. 19, 1929 – Aug. 2, 2013

Dorothy J. Damiano of Waukesha died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family at the age of 83.

She was born in Milwaukee on Aug. 19, 1929, the daughter of Casimir and Anna (nee Potrykus) Zurkowski.

She was employed at St. Mary’s in Hales Corners for 38 years as a school business and operations manager. Dorothy later worked as a housekeeper at St. William Catholic Church in Waukesha, where she was a longtime active member.

She recently attended St. Mary’s Academy Class of ’47 alumni reunion. Dorothy was the most loving, compassionate and selfless mom, grandma and great grandma that a child could ask for.

Dorothy is the beloved mother of Michael (Del Rey), Patrick (Cindy) and Barbara (Michael) Kowalski; loving grandmother of Christian (Stacey), Evan (Sarah Stevens), Skylar, Peter, Nicole, Jacob (June), Troy (Sarah) and Brandon (fiancee Angela Chiconas); loving great-grandmother of Vaughn and Declan and a new addition arriving in September; and dear friend of the Rev. Leonard Barbian.

Dorothy is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Timothy; her parents; brothers, Leonard and Norbert; and an infant sister, Rita Zurkowski.

The visitation for Dorothy will be held from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

A second visitation will be held at 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Aug. 10, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Leonard Barbian will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow Mass at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery, Milwaukee.

If you so wish, notes of a favorite memory or time spent with Dorothy are much appreciated by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dorothy’s name are appreciated to St. William Catholic Church (see address above).

The family of Dorothy would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Federico Sanchez and the nursing staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital- 2 SW Oncology for the care and compassion given to Dorothy and her family.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit
www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.