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Updated: 11/11/2013 03:30:12PM

Dolores Winters Scotto

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Dolores Winters Scotto, 89, departed this life Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

She was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Raleigh, N.C., the youngest of 12 and last surviving child born to the union of Charles and Lillie Winters.

Dolores spent her early years in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was raised by her sister, Naomi. She attended nursing school and practiced nursing in New York. Dolores married Michael and they lived for many years in Long Island, N.Y., while Dolores continued to work as a nurse. In 1974, Dolores and Michael moved to Port Charlotte where she continued her nursing career working at local hospitals including St. Joseph’s Hospital and Fawcett Memorial Hospital. She also worked at South Port Square Adult Living Facility.

Dolores is survived by her beloved long-haired chihuahua, her constant and faithful companion, Pinky; dozens of nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and devoted neighbors.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Paul Schelm Funeral Home, 12687 SW County Road 769 (Kings Highway) in Lake Suzy, Fla., with a celebration of Dolores’ life to be held at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens, 27200 Jones Loop Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982. Please visit Dolores’ tribute wall at to share memories or to send condolences to the Scotto family. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to be given in Dolores’ name to Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, 3519 Drance St., Port Charlotte, FL 33980, or go online at

Arrangements are by Paul Schelm Funeral Home in Lake Suzy.

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