Dorothy Saulino died June 21, 2016 on her 92nd birthday after a long battle with COPD. She was born June 21, 1924 in Jamaica City, N.Y. to Joseph Zebart and Ameila Zebart. Her mother died in childbirth and her older brother was killed by a trolley when she was 3 years old. She and two other siblings were raised by her father and stepmother Sophie Zebart. She graduated from high school in Great Neck, N.Y. She was a glee club singer and a star student, student council member.
Dorothy raised her four children on her own, Richard Saulino, Lorraine Saulino-Klein, Carl Saulino and Phil Saulino, Jr. She was a hard worker and a strong woman who made sure her children always dressed carefully, even if they had limited resources. After her children were raised she attended Farmingdale Agricultural College and earned a certificate in floral culture and design. She spent many happy years making beautiful arrangements for funerals, weddings, county fairs, and her family and friends. She moved to Rawlins to be near her daughter Lorraine and son-in-law Dr. Daniel Klein.
Dorothy was an active member of the Rawlins Senior Center for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge with the senior group in Rawlins and participated in activities such as parade floats, community garden assistance and bake sales. A few years ago she moved to Laramie to be closer to her daughter.
She was preceded in death by husband Phil Saulino, Sr., her parents, stepmother, and brother, Daniel Zebart.
She is survived by her children, Lorraine Saulino-Klein (Laramie), Richard Saulino (N.Y.), Carl Saulino (N.Y.), and Phil Saulino (Laramie); grandchildren Victoria Klein (Laramie), Elizabeth Huffsmith (Fort Collins), Alexandra Klein (Torrington), Amanda Saulino (Calif.), and three grandsons in N.Y.; & 4 great grandchildren (N.Y.); great grandchildren Isabel and Daniel Duff (Laramie), Miriam and Emma Huffsmith (Fort Collins); and sister Theresa Inman (Mass.).
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2016 at St. Paul’s Newman Center with the Reverend Robert Spaulding officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the Downtown Clinic, Climb WY, or the Sisters of Loretto in Denver CO.
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