Dorothy Guittari (nee: Johanidis), entered into eternal rest peacefully at home on April 20, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Jersey City, she resided there before relocating to Bayonne many years ago.
Dorothy's deep-seated family values and strong work ethic would prove beneficial when she assisted her father in the various restaurants he owned and operated throughout the years with the last one being Howard Johnson's on Route 23 in Wayne, NJ. She also worked as a food server for the Exxon Corporation in New York City for the next five years before ultimately retiring.
From Sunday drives with her husband to spontaneous getaways to any destination that struck them, Dorothy embraced life to the fullest. Her favorite pastimes included trips to the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City and attending Broadway shows in New York City. In her leisure time, she appreciated the comforts of home while watching old movies and listening to her favorite tunes by Frankie Valli and Engelbert Humperdinck.
She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother who took tremendous pride in her family and treasured the many close friendships she developed over the years. She will be remembered as a woman of infinite grace and will be missed for all eternity.
Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Triantafilos and Catherine (Sroczynski) Johanidis. Left to cherish her wonderful legacy are her dearly beloved husband of 64 years, Nicholas; her daughter Daphne Caplis and her husband Thomas, her sons, Dr. Nicholas Guittari, MD., and Charles Guittari and his wife, Carol Jean, and her six adored grandchildren, Charles, Dana, Alexa, Olivia, Nicole, and Kate.
A private visitation will be held for family only followed by entombment at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum. A Catholic prayer service will be conducted by the Rev. Michael Barone.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Dorothy's memory would be appreciated.
Lord make me an instrument of
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light, and
Where there is sadness, joy.
O, Devine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be
consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love,
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born
to eternal life.
~St. Francis of Assisi