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Dorothy Ann "Dot" Lalla

September 26, 1944 — May 19, 2024

Southington, CT

Dorothy Ann "Dot" Lalla

Dorothy Ann “Dot” (Smith) Lalla, 79, Southington, CT, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at the Southington Care Center. She was the beloved wife of Alexander A. Lalla for 61 years. 

Dorothy was born in Clifton, South Carolina on September 26, 1944 to the late Ward and Mae (Wright) Smith and had been a longtime Southington resident. As the daughter of a career military service man, she had the opportunity to see many different parts of the world in her younger years. She worked as a telephone operator at SNET and enjoyed camping in Clinton with her family. She was an excellent baker and “Grandma Dot’s Cheesecake” will never be forgotten. Dot was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be deeply missed. 

In addition to her husband Al, she is survived by three children; John Lalla and wife Nancy of Southington, Mark Lalla of Burlington, Susie Shallow of Plainville and Deborah Reinhard and husband John of Cheshire, 5 grandchildren; John Lalla of Plantsville, Christina Reinhard and Michael Pattison of Cheshire, Kyle Lalla and husband Tim Molnar of Plainville, Kevin Lalla of Hartford and Rebecca Stonkus and husband John Tucker of Torrington and one cherished great-granddaughter, Ella Mae. She is also survived by her sister, Norma Jean Blanton of SC and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Peggy Hinnennkamp. 

Dot’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff at the Southington Care Center for their kindness and the excellent care they provided. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dot’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 (https://www.stjude.org/). 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at St. Dominic’s Church, 1050 Flanders Rd., Southington. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held before the Mass from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com
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