Pauline “Dolly” Ceppenati

Alton | Monday, December 6 2010

Pauline “Dolly” Ceppenati, passed away peacefully at 8:02 am Monday, December 6, 2010 at Alton Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

She was born on August 7, 1927 in Alton, Illinois, the daughter of the late Gaetano and Mary (Rigoni) Ceppenati.

Dolly attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Alton Senior High School.  She worked as a waitress for many years in Lake Tahoe and at Jack’s in Alton. She retired from St. Anthony’s Health Care in 2000 where she had worked as a CAN for 26 years.  She was an avid sports enthusiast and a wonderful caregiver to many especially her sister, Rosalie.

She is survived by a brother, John Ceppenati of Godfrey; a brother-in-law, Robert “Whitey” Hamilton of Alton; many nieces and nephews, Mary Bayer, Gloria Boston, Gaye Julian, Grace Curry, John Hamilton, Bob Hamilton, Mike Hamilton, Beth Hill, Larry Ceppenati, Tony Ceppenati, Annie Pazero, John Ceppenati, Barbara Dennison, Donna Davis, Jeff  Nickell, Paula Fiedler and Teresa Ceppenati; several great nieces and nephews, great, great nieces and nephews and a dear friend, Pam Tile.   

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Peter Ceppenati, three sisters, Catherine Welch, Norma Hamilton and Rosalie Ceppenati.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, December 9, 2010 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Father Shawn Monahan O.M.V. as celebrant

Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Alton

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Capital Fund or St. Mary’s School.

The family would like to thank the IMU and TCU staff at Alton Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care and kindness that we were shown.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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