Dorothy Madeline Cecere

Dorothy Madeline Cecere, 72, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Visitation: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019, Martin Thompson & Son Funeral Home, 6009 Wedgwood Dr., Ft. Worth.

Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019, Holy Family Catholic Church, 6150 Pershing St, Fort Worth.

Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park, Ft Worth.

Memorials: Should friends desire, memorials may be given to Reel Recovery, reelrecovery.org.

Dorothy was born on June 14, 1946 in New Brunswick, Canada to John and Isabelle Denning. She received her Registered Nursing Degree from St Joseph Hospital in New Brunswick, Canada. After college she moved to Boston in 1971, where she meet Joseph Cecere at the New England Deaconess Hospital. They married in 1975, and she moved to several cities with Joe while he served in the United States Air Force. Their last station was at Carswell Air Force Base.

In 1982 they made Fort Worth their home and Dorothy worked as the Office Manager in Joe’s Oral Surgery office. Dorothy enjoyed sewing, and she not only sewed her grandchildrens’ clothes, but, she made caps for babies at John Peter Smith Hospital. She also enjoyed tennis and running, completing numerous half marathons and the Cowtown Marathon. She was a member of the Womans’ Club of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, Joseph Carl Cecere, DMD; children, J Carl Cecere, JD and wife Rebecca Thomas, JD, Margaret Mary Holland, JD MD, and husband Brian Holland, David Michael Cecere and wife Katy; grandchildren, Jane Thomas Cecere, Jack Thomas Cecere, Vivian Lee Holland, Violet Maye Holland, Wolfe Joseph Cecere, and MaryBelle Claire Cecere; sisters, Patricia Keenan, Ruth Denning, and Jean Denning; brothers, Neil Denning and Gary Denning; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.