Dorothy Anne (Weber) Wargo, widow of the late William Wargo, Sr., was born in 1924 in West Haven, CT. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Feistel) Weber.
A lifelong resident of Southbury, Dorothy graduated from Woodbury High School and took business classes at Post Junior College in Waterbury. After 33 years of service, she retired in 1988 from Southbury Training School where she worked under Administration Services in the business office, and later for the Assistant Superintendent managing the clothing store until her retirement.
A lifelong communicant of Sacred Heart Church, she served in several ministries, including as a member of the Extend-A-Hand committee, a greeter, and as a member of the Columbiettes of The Msgr. William J. Collins Council 5066 Knights of Columbus. She was one of the longest continuous surviving members of Sacred Heart Church. She very well remembered when Sacred Heart was just a mission church of St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown.
Dorothy was a dedicated volunteer. She was a lifetime member of the Southbury Historical Society, served as a volunteer at the Southbury Community Thrift Shop, and became a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Southbury Volunteer Fire Department. She volunteered for the American Red Cross, most recently with their blood drives, and served on several committees at Pomperaug Woods. Additionally, throughout her life she offered her services to local organizations, such as the schools and the Scouts, or anyone else who needed a hand.
Her passion for antiques and interior decorating led her to take courses in them. She also loved flower gardening.
Survivors include two sons, William J. Wargo, Jr., and Richard E. Wargo and his wife Margaret, all of Southbury; a grandson, Brian Wargo and his wife Christine of Southbury; a granddaughter, Courtney Morphis and her husband Kurt of Charlotte, NC; and a great grandson, Liam Morphis, who affectionately called her "Gigi." She also leaves several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers: Robert and Richard Weber, a daughter in law, Barbara Wargo, and a grandson, Adam Wargo.
The family will receive friends and visitors on Wednesday, September 8th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the Daily Chapel of Sacred Heart Church in Southbury. The Mass of Christian Burial and interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy's name can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 60 Walnut St # 102, Wellesley, MA 02481 (jdrf.org) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (stjude.org). The Carpino Funeral Home of Southbury has been entrusted with the arrangements. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.CarpinoCares.com.
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