Addolorata Erminia “Dora” Genetti Bott

(Aug. 12, 1889 – Oct. 11, 1971)

Published in the Hazleton Standard Speaker, Oct. 12, 1971

Dora Genetti Bott, 1911

Mrs. Dora Bott, of 127 E. Chapel St., died at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Hazleton State General Hospital, where she had be a patient since Aug. 24.

Born in Castelfondo, Tyrol, she was a daughter of the late Damiano and Oliva (Zambotti) Genetti, and spent the greater part of her life in this area.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and the Christian Mothers Society of the parish.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Verecondo, in 1954, and a daughter, Mrs. Anna Pilonato.

Surviving are the following children: Henry Bott, Freeland; Mrs. John (Esther) Clark, Bethlehem; Mrs. Bernard (Agnes) Yorke, Tamaqua; Mrs. John (Emma) Zamko, St. Clair; and Mrs. James (Helen) Hume, Rarleigh, N.C.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters, August, Albert, Stanley, and Esther Genetti, all of this city; Mrs. Tillie Zambotti, Weston; and Mrs. Ann McNelis, Split Rock.

The funeral will be held from the Boyle Funeral Home, 100 South Wyoming St., at 9 a.m. Thursday, with a solemn high mass of requiem in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 9:30 o’clock. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Weston.

Dora Genetti being crowned the first “Polenta Queen” Sept. 7, 1970 at the Labor Day Picnic of The Tirolesi Alpini Club of Hazleton, PA.
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