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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On October 26, 2015 @ 9:25 am In Obituary | 6 Comments


Dorothy P. Volini, 79, passed away peacefully at her home in Scottsdale, AZ on October 22, 2015. Dorothy was a loving and devoted mother of six children and grandmother of four. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 12, 1936, to Helen (Walz) and Milton Plambeck. A top graduate of Mundelein College and George Peabody College for Teachers, she worked for Catholic Charities where she taught the blind and partially sighted. Dorothy married Camillo E. Volini on September 19, 1959, and was blessed with her children Theresa “Teri”, Virginia “Gini”, Camillo “Cam”, Dorothea “Dolly”, Vincent “Vince” and Joseph “Joey”. In 1975, the family began their life in Phoenix, AZ and shortly thereafter Dorothy reentered the workforce as a 1st grade teacher at Baltz Elementary School until she retired in 1996. She was passionate about teaching children and took great pride in promoting the literary word. Always yearning to learn and see the world, she traveled extensively throughout the Orient, Europe, the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Dorothy was an avid reader, an amazing intellectual and supportive conversationalist, and a Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune enthusiast. Dorothy dedicated her retirement years to her children and grandchildren Nicolette, Steven, Jeremy and Rachel, her many friends and extended family as well as her volunteer work at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. She was a devout Catholic, a crutch to many and a burden to none. She lived her life to the fullest and truly had no regrets. Dorothy will be joyously welcomed into heaven by the Holy Spirit, her husband Camillo and her youngest son Joseph. She is also survived by her sister Marion Swanto, brother Robert Plambeck, son in law Michael Bayne (Dorothea), many nieces, nephews, cousins and in laws. Dorothy’s eternal wings will be forever comforting and our love for her is everlasting. Friends and family are invited to attend a mass and reception beginning at 10:30am on Friday, October 30, 2015, at the Franciscan Renewal Center Casa de Paz y Bien, Our Lady of Angels, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Andre House of Arizona.


Condolences for the family of “VOLINI, DOROTHY P.”

Condolence from Lisa Smith on October 28th, 2015 11:24 am

Dear Gini and all of you,
Thanks for letting me know about your mom. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. I always liked her so much. She showed enormous patience and humor dealing with you all, plus all the masses of your friends in and out of her house!!
She showed such strength after your dad died. I’m glad she had such a nice retirement.
She will be much missed by all who knew her.

Condolence from Valerie Jarstad on October 28th, 2015 9:52 pm


I’m sending all my love your way as you travel through the grief of losing your beloved mother. From where I sit, she raised one amazing daughter who I feel really, really lucky to know. Based on that, I know she raised the rest of her family the same way. I wish you nothing but the best while you process the pain and I hope you have the opportunity to share love, laughter and great stories in her memory.

Please let me know if I can do anything for you or your family. Much love and peace to you.


Condolence from Andrea Jaeger on October 29th, 2015 5:48 pm

Dear Cousins,

We are so very sorry to hear of Aunt Dorothy’s sudden passing. She was truly a wonderful woman who was loved by all. I will treasure the time she shared with us in Florida. Her sparkle and laughter will be carried on thru each of you.

Heaven has a new amazing Angel who will continue to guide and light your paths.

My Love,

Condolence from Peri Minnesota on October 30th, 2015 10:28 am

I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for you, your entire family and for those of us who were lucky enough to have been touched by both your Mother and Father. Your Mother was a wonderful person, inspired many and forever impacted so many of our lives. She will be missed but, her legacy will live forever in the stories we shall tell.
May God Bless Dolly, you and all the lives she has positively changed forever.

Much Love,

Condolence from Jamie Mahoney on October 30th, 2015 1:27 pm

To all my Volini cousins, Your mom was an awesome aunt. We didn’t get to see each other much but when we did it was special. I know she loved my mom and dad and us kids dearly. I’m sure with all you kids around she had a great life. For that we can all be forever grateful. Hope services went as well as could be expected today. I hope to see all of you in the very near future. Peace, Aunt Dorothy. Your nephew, Jamie.

Condolence from N Miller on April 17th, 2016 12:08 pm

She was a dear lady and I loved the holidays spent with her and her family. Peace to you dear Dorothy!

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