Dolores Sanchioni passed away at Hanover Hill Health Care Center in Manchester, New Hampshire on Friday, Oct. 15, following a lengthy illness. She was 86.
She was born on Sept. 22, 1935 in Newark, New Jersey to Charlotte and John Adamkowski. She moved as a young child to Stamford, where she attended Holy Name grammar school and Stamford High School.
Dolores was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She married on January 21, 1956 and spent 61 years with her sweetheart, Rino Sanchioni, who died on April 18, 2017. The couple lived in Stamford and Darien before moving their family to Francestown, New Hampshire in 1972.
Dolores thoroughly enjoyed people. She loved being with family and friends and would start friendly conversations with complete strangers. She had a warm, welcoming, positive personality and was always thinking of others first. She especially loved babies and small children. After her children were grown, she offered before- and after-school care in her home for a couple of families.
Dolores and Rino also enjoyed ballroom dancing and many trips to the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, and in later years going to senior lunches and events.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sister Lillian Morton, six months ago.
She is survived by her three children, Mark Sanchioni (wife Diane), Ken Sanchioni, and Cheryl (Sanchioni) Massicotte (husband Philip); her grandson, Patrick Massicotte (wife Tammie and great grandson Jonathan Rino); her granddaughter, Brianna (Massicotte) Hyland (husband Terry); and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at Divine Mercy Parish, 12 Church St., Peterborough, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m., then a graveside service at St. Peter’s Cemetery, High Street, Peterborough.
The family is appreciative of the special care received at Hanover Hill Health Care Center along with the Hospice Services of the Visiting Nurse Association. Memorial donations can be made to the VNA of Manchester and Southern NH online at .
— an obituary from Jellison Funeral Home, where online condolences may be left