Mercedes Jean Dossi, 86, a longtime resident of Palos Verdes Estates, CA, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011 in Cary, NC. She was born on April 19, 1925 in Mentcle, PA to Angelo and Natalina Gamberoni. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and teacher, her true passion was her love for family, children and education. She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Edwards and husband, Mark of Cary, NC; grandchildren, Matthew Edwards of MA and Lauren Edwards of VA; sisters, Armida Roeder and Lena Freel of southern CA; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvanis Dossi and brothers, Danilo and Narciso Gamberoni. A gathering of family and friends will be held at McCormick Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Wednesday, November 16 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The Service will be at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Thursday at 10:00 am. Burial will be at Riverside National Cemetery on Friday, November 18 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Cary, NC 27607 or Alzheimer's North Carolina, 1305 Navaho Drive, Suite 101 Raleigh NC 27609.

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  1. I remember Mrs. Dossi from her days of teaching at Catskill Ave School…She taught my girls and also helped in hiring me to work there..She was a lovely lady and I will always remember her..My sympathy goes to the family.. Donna Joslin

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