|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1926|
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 2011|
Dorothy was born in Pontiac, Michigan, the oldest of three siblings to Aleck and Mary Raftis Edwards. After graduating from high school, she and her family moved to Long Beach in the summer of 1944. During those years, she went to work at the Santa Ana Army Recruiting Center.
In 1947, she met and married Anthony Belli. Together they had two children, Kathy and Anthony Jr. Theirs was a very close knit family through the years.
Dorothy learned to cook authentic Italian food from her mother-in-law, Angelina Belli. She enjoyed entertaining her family and friends of which there were many.
For several years she worked with her brothers, Nick (Pam) and Bill (Kathy) Edwards, at Queen Beach Printers. In later years, she worked with Tony in the produce business. They retired in 2003.
Her daughter, Kathy, married Sam Gabriel in 1967. Together they had two sons, Anthony (Basak) and Steven (Zena). The two sons then brought four great-grandchildren into the family. Dorothy and Tony spent many hours and days taking care of their loved ones, Katina, Kristin, Anna, and Sammy. The children dearly loved their great-grandparents.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn, Cypress. A Trisaigion service will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., and funeral services will be held on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., both at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 5761 East Colorado Avenue, Long Beach.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 29, 2011.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress)
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Jul 29, 2011
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