Published On: Tue, Jul 19th, 2022

Dorothy Nussbickel

Dorothy Nussbickel died in her home on June 27, 2022 at the age of 78, surrounded by family. She lost her long battle with cancer, bravely fought since 2019. Dorothy leaves behind her two sons: Justin and Gregory; her 4 year-old Granddaughter: Elise; and her two siblings: Mary Giuffre and Philip Giuffre.

Dorothy (or “Dottie” as she was known) was universally beloved and admired. In addition to being a wife (to John Nussbickel, deceased) and mother, Dottie taught elementary school in New York for 30 years with passion and warmth. Many of her students fondly remember her as one of their all-time favorites.

Dorothy Nussbickel

Dottie was a voracious reader and lover of literature. Her thirst for knowledge led her to achieve a Masters degree from NYU. She continued her pursuit of higher education throughout much of her teaching career.

Dottie was also remarkably physically active, even later in life.  She enjoyed tennis, biking, and walking.  Her favorite activity, though, was aerobics; so much so, that she got certified as a Zumba instructor in her early 70’s.

Most of all, Dottie was a charming, strong, and selfless woman who brought light and joy into people’s hearts.  Her absence is sorely felt, and a heavy loss to bear.  Her wonderful influence on those around her lives on, however…ALWAYS to be cherished and NEVER to be forgotten.

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