SARATOGA SPRINGS - Dorothy Britt Santa Barbara passed away at Saratoga Hospital on Thursday, November 21, 2013, after a long illness. She was born February 6, 1928 to the late Edward Britt and Ella (Cunningham) Britt.
Survivors include her beloved husband of sixty-four years, Tommy, and her son, Tom, of Clifton Park. Dorothy’s son, John, twin to Tom, passed away August 6, 2006. Dorothy is also survived by her four grandsons; Nicholas Santa Barbara of Long Island, Joseph Santa Barbara of MA, Matthew Santa Barbara of Albany, and Travis Santa Barbara of Clifton Park. Nothing pleased Dorothy more than visiting and cooking for her loving grandsons. Her macaroni and cheese, meatballs, and, lets not forget her garbage bread, were gourmet delights.
Dorothy’s niece, Barbara Filardo of Rochester, brought her much joy and comfort. Barbara was more of a daughter than niece to Dorothy. Barbara’s companion Jeff Thompson, of Rochester, was only too happy to bring Barbara to Saratoga for regular family visits. Barbara’s daughter, Courtney (Dietz) Curtis, her husband, Chris Curtis and their daughters, Rhiannon and Naomi Curtis were favorite visitors to Dorothy and Tommy’s. Rhiannon loved Aunt Dorothy’s spaghetti.
Survivors also include two daughter-in-laws; Dona (Tom) Santa Barbara of Clifton Park and Susan (John) Santa Barbara of Danvers, MA. Many hours of phone conversations took place between the three of them, The same was true for Dorothy’s niece, Mary Ann Fortune of Mechanicville. Dorothy loved to talk on the phone, she was never at a loss for words. Extended family members also include several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In following with her wishes, there will be a private, family only gathering at DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St. Mechanicville, Monday, November 25 from 3-5pm.
Friends are invited to a Funeral Mass to be held at Noon Tuesday at All Saints on the Hudson South Church 121 No. Main St., Mechanicville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northeast Kidney Foundation 501 New Karner Road, Albany, New York 12205.