1933 - 2021


Dorothy Joan Martino, 88, a lifelong resident of Woodbridge, passed away October 30th 2021 after a brief illness. Dorothy was born in Woodbridge September 25, 1933 a daughter of the late Francis P. and Antoinette Mattazaro Martino.  She spent her life devoted to helping others in her church, community, and her family. She was proud of her upbringing and loved to reminisce about “The Flats” and the lasting friendships made there.  Dorothy was a caring, generous,...

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MaryLinda Barletta

November 3, 2021 10:11 AM

To the Family of Dorthy Martino,  sending prayers for healing.   Dorthy  was a kind lady, i enjoyed seeing her walk in to our  morning Mass every day.  Very thoughtful and helpful lady.  I am so sorry for your loss for  we at our prayer group in Mass every day sure will miss her very much.   I looked up to her committment to   our  Catholic Faith  she was a inspiration for me.  Her kind smile and good morning wishes will certainly be remembered.
Rest in Peace and Contentment in  the Lords arms  Dorthy,    Amen

Stephanie FitzGerald

November 2, 2021 5:10 PM

Dorothy was amazing!  She never aged when I saw her whether it was in 1995, 2005, or 2015.  
I knew Dorothy as a legend when I came to work at Edgewood School in 1995.  After she retired she came back to help plan the Edgewood Centennial Celebration in 2011.  During the planning time I got to know another legend, Richard Cavallaro, Dorothy's dear friend and co-teacher who passed away before the Celebration.
I followed Dorothy through the SCSU Alumni Association, and I'd often bump into her at the Amity Stop and Shop.
What a wonderful human being. I'm richer for having known her.

Suzanne Principe

November 2, 2021 4:39 PM

My condolences to Dorothy's family and friends.  I taught at Edgewood School for years and loved talking with Dorothy so much.  She had such a calming manner when she spoke and such good suggestions to beginning teachers like me.  I had such respect for her as did all the children at Edgewood.  Even in retirement, we often talked when meeting somewhere.  She was still so calm and made me feel so much better just knowing her.  She will be sorely missed.

Dinny Seton Wakerley

November 1, 2021 6:42 PM

“Miss Martino” was my fourth grade teacher at Edgewood School. I believe it may have been her first year of teaching. I’m sure it was her first year at Edgewood.

She was an absolute star - and was adored and respected by all of us…a rare accolade indeed. Her expectations were high and our affection for her made us want to meet or exceed them. And she had a wonderful sense of humor … another seeming rarity among our teachers.

In those days, teachers “administered” eye tests within their classrooms. One of our classmates wore glasses which necessitated two tests - one with and one without. When he completed the “with glasses” test, Dorothy asked the boy to please remove them and do it again. He insisted that he didn’t need to. When Dorothy patiently explained why he had to comply, he stuck his fingers through the spaces where lenses should have been, demonstrating that he'd been wearing empty frames all year. Dorothy didn’t miss a beat. Instead of getting irritated or even angry, she joined in the laughter that swept the classroom. It was a wonderful lesson from a truly outstanding educator.

And to top it all off, she drove a sports car. It seems to me that it was a red Thunderbird but I could be wrong. If we didn’t already know she was amazing, that truly sealed the deal.

She will be missed by so many. Myself included.

David and Sallyann Katz

November 1, 2021 11:34 AM

To the Martino Family
Sally and I send our message of condolence to your family
We have known Dorothy for many years, She was a new teacher when I attended Edgewood School. I can remember her in that role, as well as her being a very dear friend of my sister Sondra Levy  a coworker for many years.  We will miss her. May her memory be for a blessing

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