Dorene Lyn Napolitano of Hermiston, OR. was born on November 27th, 1949 in Ely, NV. to parents, Arthur and Helen Weston. After a 3 decade long battle with breast cancer she sadly passed away on September 5th 2019 at the age of 69 years. Dorene was raised in the small town of Ely, Nevada and graduated in the class of 1967. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree and then nearly achieved her master’s degree in physical therapy before starting a family with Patrick Donald Napolitano in 1973. She was a wonderful mother to their 3 children: Christopher, Angela, & Jennifer. Dorene was an amazing person to say the least. Everyone that had the honor of meeting her found themselves blessed. Her selfless and kind nature was experienced by the hundreds of the children she taught. After raising her own children she went eagerly into the teaching profession and earned a Masters in teaching. Her focus was on making others lives better, with knowledge, love and compassion. She was truly an angel on earth and will be sadly missed.
She is survived by: Patrick Donald Napolitano, Hermiston, OR; son: Christopher Napolitano, Longview, WA; daughter: Jennifer Ann Napolitano, Gresham, 3 beautiful grandchildren and sister: Diane Wofla, Seattle, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dorene was preceded in death by her daughter, Angela and her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Hermiston, Oregon. Please join us in honoring Dorene’s memory.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.