Mendham & Peapack
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, December 30, 2019
Bailey Funeral Home - Mendham
8 Hilltop Rd.
Mendham, New Jersey, United States
Gloria Grace posted a condolence
Tuesday, October 1, 2019So sorry to learn of Dottie's passing. She will be missed. We were neighbors on Florie Farm for many years. RIP - my thoughts and prayers to the family.
Andy and Joan Harteveld posted a condolence
Monday, September 16, 2019We are so sorry to hear of Dottie's passing. She was such a special person. You all have our most sincere sympathy.
Rita McMaster posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 28, 2019I started taking Tap Dancing lessons at Dorothy's studio in Mendham in the late 1980s. Being new to Tap, I didn't know what to expect, but all my fears were gone after meeting Dorothy. No only was she an amazing dancer and teacher, but her extraordinary people skills, her kindness, and above all her sense of fun, made everyone who met her relax. I had taken many dance classes before, but none had been as enjoyable as Dorothy's classes! I salute a very special teacher, and share in the loss of a truly unique person.
Connie Ledder posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 27, 2019Dottie started the Miss Steppers, a senior dance group, at Ridge Oak. Dottie took the senior group to Care Centers to perform. The favorite number was Polka Dot Bikini. It always made the residents laugh. When we retired the dance group. Dottie joined the hand bell group at Ridge Oak, once again performing with our seniors at Care Centers. We love her. Her spirit will live on....thank you Dottie for being part of the Ridge Oak Community....We will miss you
Jane Cisco posted a condolence
Monday, August 26, 2019Dear Kathie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom Dorothy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. May your fond memories and dancing days get you through and help you cope. Sending condolences and sincere sympathy. May you all support each other and come together in this time to help you move forward. Sending love and prayers, Jane Cisco
Lori Williams posted a condolence
Monday, August 26, 2019Dear Ernie, Laurie, Kathy, Rick and, families: As Laurie's sister-in-law (Lori) and her brother-in-law (Mark), we are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of such a vibrant and active lady. We just were with Dottie and Ernie at Laurie and Jim's home in Atlanta for their granddaughter's (Allie) high school graduation. What a lovely couple and how excited the Kirkegaard family was to have them in Atlanta to celebrate with family and friends. It was a lovely weekend. We are hurting right along with you and praying that God's strength will help guide you through this difficult time. You have a wonderful family and have been blessed to have had a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was very talented, and so giving to her family, friends, and community. She will be missed by so many and has left a beautiful legacy that is an inspiration to all of us. With love and prayers for all of you, Mark and Lori (Kirkegaard) Williams The Woodlands, Texas
SUZIE COOPER posted a condolence
Monday, August 26, 2019OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO EACH OF YOU!!! THIS IS SUCH A TRAGEDY AND WE ARE HURTING DEEPLY FOR ALL OF YOU!!! WE CONTINUE PRAYERS FOR EARNIE. I HAVE SO MANY FUN MEMORIES WITH DOTTIE!!! I WILL MISS HER, ALWAYS! BLESSINGS AND LOVE TO EACH OF YOU SUZIE COOPER AND FAMILY XOXO I will treasure our girl's trips to NYC to dancedancedance!! :)
Faye Boyle posted a condolence
Monday, August 26, 2019Dear Ernie, Laurie, Kathleen, and Rick, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate this most difficult time. As neighbors on our beloved Florie Farm Road in Mendham, I fondly remember your mom as the sweetest and kindest lady who always had her vivacious smile for everyone. She was a most talented dance teacher; her students all loved her as she nurtured each of them with love and caring. Her yearly dance recitals were an event to treasure and her personal performance at the end of each was so looked forward to by all in attendance. Each Christmas, Dottie gathered many of us to go caroling in our neighborhood and we loved her enthusiasm for that. She was truly special. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and give you the strength to carry on in her absence. My deepest sympathy and condolences, Faye Boyle
Jeffrey Murphy posted a condolence
Monday, August 26, 2019I am the son of the youngest brother of Dottie's mother, which makes me Dottie's first cousin. I didn't know her well and am more than fifteen years younger, but she was an inspiration to me. Such a radiant and warm smile and personality. She was always very kind as well. My deepest sympathy to Ernie and her children. Love, Jeff
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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Laurie Felber posted a condolence
Sunday, August 25, 2019I will always remember Dottie in our women's exercise class. She love to hand out the hats and play the music from "Chicago" for those 5 minutes we were accomplished dancers on the stage! How fun! She also brought her enthusiasm to her classes with the younger students. My daughter Elise was in her classes since age 3. When Elise continued her dance studies in NY, the choreographers were impressed with her dedication and discipline. This dedication and discilpline was taught by Dorothy. Thank you Dorothy for sharing your love of dance to our community! You will be missed and your spirit will live forever in all your dance students, young and old! .
Carole Katcher Chopin posted a condolence
Sunday, August 25, 2019The CHS alumni class of ‘55 reunion committee send our heartfelt sympathy to Ernie and the whole family. Dottie was such a wonderful lady. We will miss her. Please notify me of any memorial service.
Taylor Buonocore-Guthrie posted a condolence
Sunday, August 25, 2019I danced with Dorothy for many years when I was a little girl. I'm now in my 30s and a couple of years ago we ran into each other in the Kings parking lot. I, of course, recognized her instantly! She gave me her warm smile and said hello and to my total surprise, she remembered me as well. (Looking back I suppose I'm not actually that surprised - I think this was part of her warmth and gentleness and always making everyone feel welcome and special.) We reminisced and I shared with her that some of my fondest memories as a very little girl were in her studio. She was a wonderful woman and will live on in the memories all of the dancers share. Warm hugs to all of your family, Dorothy.
Cecelia Donato posted a condolence
Sunday, August 25, 2019Dorothy was a huge part of my life in Mendham because she was a huge part of Elisabeth’s. She taught both girls but for Bib, only a catastrophic injury kept her from following the road Dorothy showed her-one a dancer follows. Yes, she taught dance but she instilled both girls with rhythm and Bib with confidence. I offer sympathy to Dorothy’s family and the little girls who will not grow up with Mrs. del Guercio cheering them on. Thank you, Dorothy, for your friendship and for the gifts you gave my girls. God be with you and your family.
Stephanie Litwin posted a condolence
Saturday, August 24, 2019I am so deeply saddened to hear of Dottie’s passing. Please let me know when there will be a service or memorial for her. Loving thoughts to all of the family. She will be greatly missed. Dottie danced her way into the hearts of so many of us. ~Stephanie Litwin
Judie Friedlander posted a condolence
Saturday, August 24, 2019When didn't I know Dottie? From the time she moved to Mendham, I knew a kindred spirit. We had many laughs, conversations, fun times. My daughters both had the pleasure of taking dance lessons with her - and I was always amazed by what she was able to create from the lessons in her basement! They became full-fledged shows on the Hilltop School's stage. She always laughed at my saying that - but it was so true. She was a remarkable, lovely person - andI am so glad to have known her. Condolences and fond memories to her family - Love, Judie Friedlander
Joe Larsen ( Joedy ) posted a condolence
Saturday, August 24, 2019On behalf of the Larsen Branch I wish to express My sincere deepest Sympathy on the loss of Dottie My she rest in peace and God Bless you all in you sorrow Cousin Joedy
Lois Dornfeld posted a condolence
Saturday, August 24, 2019I first met Dorothy years ago when my son Eric was in her all boys class during elementary school. He debuted on stage as a California Raisin. In middle school he took swing dance classes with his schoolmates. A few months ago I called her about adult tap classes for myself and we had a great conversation. Dorothy was an inspirational and well respected woman of Mendham. She will be missed❤️
Judy Daven Norris posted a condolence
Saturday, August 24, 2019Our condolences to the Del Guercio family. Such a lovely and lively lady who welcomed all into her home and heart. May the many wonderful memories give you comfort. I'm sure she's dancing in heaven.
Andrea Hartzell Glass posted a condolence
Saturday, August 24, 2019Of all the people that I ever met in Mendham, Dorothy Delguercio made the most impression on me during my years of growing up. She literally was a servant of the love of God bringing the love of God to a hurting and broken teenager, through the vehicle of dance. I started dancing in her studio when I was 13 years old. I would do babysitting jobs and save the money to take the dancing lessons. I would walk from my home on Maple Avenue to her dance studio and just soak in these wonderful lessons where she taught us to dance and most importantly taught us about the joy. The joy she carried was a gift from God. She brought that joy and she infused it into my life. Any of the heartaches, brokenness or hurts that I had coming to her dance studio, this joy overcame all my brokenness. I started to love dance. Dance became one of my main focuses of my high school years. I danced with Dorothy Dugger in her studio and her recitals for the next 6 years and enjoyed every minute of it. Such a beautiful person, such a wonderful lady, such a great example. In my life if there's anybody who I have tried to exemplify, it has been Dorothy Delguercio. This gift of dance that she gave me was so contagious I have found other places to share the gift of dance, with children, with youth groups and with my community. I will continue to do so, because this dance language that she taught me, this language of joy and love. Thank you for the gift of this joy and thank you for the gift of your life and the gifts you shared with others. You will always be loved and always feel close to us. May you dance on the streets of gold with all those that you love and heaven. And may you know that we will be thinking about you almost every day with such fond memories. Thank you for your life and thank you for the gift of joy and dance. Andrea Hartzell Glass
Kimberly Duckworth posted a condolence
Saturday, August 24, 2019Our sincerest condolences to the whole Del Guercio family. She was such an energetic spirited woman who always opened her home to friends and family. May God give you comfort in this difficult time.
Debbie Gertler posted a condolence
Saturday, August 24, 2019Dorothy was truly a woman of valor. I knew her for 31 years. She touched some many lives, especially children. My daughter danced with her for many many years. She had a fun, positive, magical way with the kids and really created a love for dancing. A kind, loving woman that will truly be missed.
Erica Gallo posted a condolence
Friday, August 23, 2019My family and I are so sad to hear about this great loss. I had the pleasure of working for Dorothy as an Instructor at her Dance Studio. She was so kind, fair, talented and had a wonderful approach to working with children, teensand adults. I am grateful to have known her!
The Whipple/Burns Family posted a condolence
Friday, August 23, 2019Our sincerest condolences to the Del Guerico Family. What a wonderful woman and a profound loss. She was a true light to my daughter when we first moved to the area especially, and for the years since. We are heartbroken, but so grateful to have known her.
Ann and Gene Murphy posted a condolence
Friday, August 23, 2019To Ernie and extended family Our deepest condolences on Dottie's untimely passing. May you take comfort in the memories you will have of the wonderful, caring, and active life she enjoyed. She will always be a favorite cousin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she rest in Peace, Ann and Gene Murphy
Jennifer Malanga posted a condolence
Friday, August 23, 2019My daughter attended Dorothy’s dance school and had the pleasure of having her as her teacher. She loved her and would come out week after week asking if she could stay longer. My condolences to your whole family. She was an amazing woman and will be sorely missed.
Maureen Kaman posted a condolence
Friday, August 23, 2019To the Del Guercio family - My most sincere condolences. I hope your many wonderful memories will help you at this time. Maureen Kaman
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Friday, August 23, 2019
8 Hilltop Road
Mendham, NJ 07945
176 Main Street
Peapack NJ 07977
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