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Dolores Dody Lane Trupiano

May 24, 1928 July 26, 2011
Dolores Dody Lane Trupiano
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Obituary for Dolores Dody Lane Trupiano

Dolores �Dody� Lane Trupiano, of Royal Oak, died peacefully July 26, 2011, surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She was 83 years old. Dody was born May 24, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, to John A. and Ruby B. Lane. She married the love of her life, Dominic Trupiano, in 1947, and the couple spent 64 years together before Dom�s death in March of this year.

During the Second World War, Dody left school to support her family when her father and brother were deployed overseas. After she and Dom were married, Dody went back to high school while her children were still young, and in 1967, she received her diploma from Kimball High School in Royal Oak. For many years, Dody worked as a medical secretary for Dr. Cecil Conrad and William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. She also spent time as a licensed realtor during the 1980s.

A dedicated member of the St. Columban Church Community for over 40 years, Dody and her husband, Dom, were involved in many committees there. They served as Co-Presidents of the Parish Council and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. Dody was also on the Bereavement Committee and a RCI (Rite of Christian Initiation) sponsor for many new church members.

A devoted wife, mother of 5, and grandmother of 11, Dody was also an artist, sculptor, activist, teacher, mentor, volunteer, caregiver, medical secretary, and a genuine friend to all. She enjoyed nature, working in her garden, doing volunteer work, and especially spending time with her family. She enjoyed travel throughout her beloved Michigan, particularly the Upper Peninsula. The Trupianos enjoyed many wonderful vacations with Dody�s two brothers, Jack and Ken and their wives, Jenny and Nancy.

Dody was revered by her children, and respected and loved by all who knew her. She cherished her neighbors on Benjamin and Elmhurst in Royal Oak, where she and Dominic resided for 57 years. She was known to welcome friends from far and wide with a warm meal, a warm bed, and a warm heart. Above all else, Dody was an amazing grandmother who shared an open and heartfelt friendship with each one of her grandchildren.

She was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.

Dody is survived by her children, Toni Lynn (Kelly) Hayden, Dominic (Robin) Trupiano, II, Mark Lane (Jeanne) Trupiano, Kimberly Jane (Leigh) Stanley, and Mary Jill Bauer, her grandchildren, John, Razzaq, Joel, Lauren, Bradley, Mica, Michael Rahman, Ali, Anna, Laura, Christopher, and Frank, and her great-grandchildren, Sydney and Ianna. She is also survived by her brothers, Jack (Jenny) Lane and Ken (Nancy) Nesselrotte, as well as many nieces and nephews. Dody is preceded in death by her husband, Dominic.

Visitation will take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Saturday 4-8pm & Sunday 2-8pm, with a prayer service Sunday at 7pm. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Columban Catholic Church, 1775 Melton, Birmingham, Monday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am.

Burial will take place in Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley.

Memorials appreciated to St. Columban Catholic Church, 1775 Melton, Birmingham, Michigan 48009, or, in honor of Dom, to the Alzheimer�s Association, 20300 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100, Southfield, Michigan 48076.

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