Dorothy Ruth (Scagliarini) Tozzi, age 87, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was born in Springfield, daughter of the late Fulvio and Esther (Roos) Scagliarini and was a graduate of Springfield Technical High School. Dorothy was employed as a telephone operator at Steiger’s Department Store in downtown Springfield, retiring in 1994. She is survived by a son, Jack Tozzi of West Springfield, a daughter, Janice Tozzi Chartier of Chicopee; three grandchildren: Joseph Gagnon (and wife Alyssa), Nicholas Tozzi (and wife Nicole), and Megan Tozzi; three great-grandchildren: Owen Gagnon and Bryleigh and Brieyana Tozzi. Besides her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her former husband, Nicholas Tozzi, a son, Richard Tozzi, and a brother, Ronald Scagliarini. A graveside service will be held Monday, March 30th at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, 426 Bay Street, Springfield. There are no calling hours. Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home in Holyoke is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.
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