She was a lady in motion. Being equal parts Italian and Greek, Dora had the hardest of work ethics mixed with a zeal for life. She worked at everything from caring for the elderly and house cleaning to catering and running a limousine company. She figured that if she ran tours to A.C. she could hang out with her friends, gamble at the casino and make a little bit of money in the process. Dora loved all things Riverside; it was there she was born, bred and settled. Though she lived in a sea of green Dora still rooted for her beloved Cowboys. She did temper it a bit by cheering for the Phils: Dora even sent bags of bubble gum to Chase Utley to get him to stop using dip. Her children knew to stay in line, lest they get walloped with a soup ladle. Her love for others even extended to the animal kingdom. If Dora couldn’t talk her kids into taking the strays, she’s keep them for herself. Free time found her dining at the Madison and dancing to the rhythms of Don’t Call me Francis.
She is survived by her companion, Charles Rice; her children, Chad (Gail) of Riverside, Colleen (David) Boyce of Riverside and Denise Bolognese of Barnegat; her brother, Edward Abriola of Riverside and 6 grandchildren.
Come celebrate 67 years of hard work Tuesday 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 9-10 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at Parish of the Good Shephard, St. Peter’s site, Riverside. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery.