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Dorothy Teresa Principe

Dorothy Teresa Principe

Aug 2, 1942 - Apr 30, 2021

Dorothy Teresa Principe

Dorothy Teresa Principe

Aug 2, 1942 - Apr 30, 2021

Dorothy Teresa Principe - Obituary


orothy “Dot” Teresa Polvinale Principe, age 78 of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on April 30, 2021. Dorothy died in the home she shared with her adoring husband of 58 years, Frank Joseph Principe. She is survived by her loving children; Ann Principe and husband, Daniel Larnick, Stephen Principe and wife, Mary Louise and their children, Carmen (deceased), Mary Olivia, Vincent, and Dominic, Patricia Principe Schmaltz and husband, Gary and their children, Dorian and Henry, Frank J. Principe, Jr. and wife, Ashley and their children, Samuel, Burk and Lillian, Felissa Principe Oden and husband, Chris and their children, Kristina, Katie and Caroline, Peter Principe, Juliet Principe d’Epagnier and husband, Andy and their children, Madeleine, Violette, and Camille, Andrew Principe and wife, Angie and their children, Nicholas, Sophia and Angelina, Amanda Principe Overby and husband, Scott and children, Isabella and Avery and Lucia Principe and her daughter, Xayla. Dorothy leaves behind a legacy of extended family, who loved her beyond measure and includes great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Dot was born on August 2, 1942, and raised in Washington, DC with her older sister, Mary “Bunny” Polvinale David, her brothers, Richard and Joseph Polvinale and youngest sister, Lisa Polvinale Hall. She attended Notre Dame Academy and Mount Aloysius Junior College before marrying the love of her life on April 27, 1963 and embarking on the adventure of starting the family she had always dreamed of having. Anyone who came in contact with Dot experienced her larger-than-life personality. She held firmly to her values and beliefs and loved fiercely. Dot cherished her family and was always there to welcome a stranger or lend a hand to those in need. Her passion for food and cooking was one of the many ways she showed her love. To know Dot was to know her traditions of Friday night pizza, Christmas biscotti, and the annual summer camp called “Camp Toddi” with the grands and great grands. Dorothy, Dot, Thumper, Aunt Dot, Cizzi, Toddi, Mom...she answered to many names and left an indelible mark on all those who knew her. The house she shared with Frank and their ten children was considered “home” to so many. The world will never be quite the same without her in it. May she find rest and comfort in the arms of her savior, Jesus Christ. Friends are invited to celebrate Dot’s life on Wednesday, May 5 from 9:30 to 11:00 am at her home, 8060 Croom Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 pm at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Chester, MD. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Queenstown, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Chesapeake Charities, Not My Child Fund, 101 Log Canoe Circle, Ste. “O”, Stevensville, MD 21666 An online guestbook is available by visiting the link on this page.

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