Dolores Jean Cappello Grisaffe

September 15, 1936 ~ March 4, 2022 (age 85)


Dolores was born in Tacoma on September 15th, 1936 and went up to Heaven with the angels to be with our Lord Jesus on March 4, 2022.

Also known as “Dee”, she graduated from Stadium High School, then went to work as a bookkeeper in construction while raising her four children. She loved to spend time with her large family, especially for birthdays and holidays, and enjoyed gardening and going for walks; sometimes chatting with neighbors along the way.

Always supportive of her children and grandchildren, she loved to cheer them on at their sporting events. Dee was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Sons of Italy and she enjoyed eating and socializing with friends!

Dolores, Mom, you are loved and greatly missed.

Dolores is preceded in death by her mother Helen, father Eugene, and sister Eileen. She is survived by her children Dino, David (Whitney), Darren, and Gina; sisters Janet, Kathy (Rick), Margaret (Gary), Susan (Bob), and her grandchildren Addison, Garrison (Allyssa), Carson, and Ava as well as her nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

A Vigil and Rosary will be held on March 15th at 7:00 PM at Gaffney Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday March 16th at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Tacoma and memorial donations can be sent to Holy Cross Catholic Church with much appreciation.

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Vigil Service
March 15, 2022

7:00 PM
Gaffney Funeral Home
1002 S. Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405

Funeral Mass
March 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Holy Cross Catholic Church (Tacoma)

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