ELLSWORTH — Dorothy M. “Dot” Tinto, 74, died unexpectedly Nov. 5, 2015, at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth. She was born on May 26, 1941, in Danbury, Conn., daughter of Jennie and Dominick Mariani.
God’s newest angel will be remembered for her thoughtful, loving and generous heart. Devoted to her family and a faithful friend, Dot consistently and joyfully put the needs of others before her own.
Dot was a respected and dedicated employee at Irving Oil Corp. for 20 years. After retiring, Dot’s strong work ethic and passion for gardening with her husband, Chip, led to their celebrated vegetable and flower gardens.
Dot is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Charles Tinto Jr.; her daughter Pam Tinto of Amherst, Mass.; her son Michael Tinto and his wife, Melanie, of Medina, Minn.; and three grandchildren, Aaron Pillay of Amherst; Cooper and Aspen of Medina, Minn.; one sister, Jeanette Conover of Newtown, Conn.; and brother, Dominick Mariani, and his wife, Kathy, of Tavares, Fla.
A Mass of Remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ellsworth. Following the Mass there will be a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Dot’s memory may be made to the Emmaus Center, 51 Main St., Ellsworth.