Dorothy Marie Hatibov, known to her loved ones as Dottie, passed away on August 19, 2023, at the age of 94 in Jacksonville, FL. She was born on July 25, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY, to John and Eleanor (Moe) Fletcher. Dottie was a fun-loving woman who cared deeply for others and found joy in being surrounded by people who loved her dearly.
Dottie is survived by her beloved daughter, Barbara Ienuso, and her son-in-law, Robert Ienuso. She also leaves behind her cherished grandchildren: Jaime Larmon, Kristin Ienuso, Robert Ienuso, Kathleen Holmgren, Kelley Holmgren, and Danielle Holmgren. She also enjoyed sharing love with her fourteen great-grandchildren: Jayden and Josiah Ienuso-McBath, Lara, Matthew, Natalie, Elise and Dean Larmon, Liam, Finlee, Hunter and Willow Ienuso, Jazzai, Maverik and Maddox Castillo.
Dottie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 30 years, Joseph Hatibov, and her favorite son, Bruce Alan Holmgren. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Jose Ienuso.
After graduating from Bay Ridge High School, Dottie dedicated many years to being a devoted stay-at-home mom. Later in her career, she worked as an insurance adjustor, demonstrating her commitment to helping others.
She moved from Brooklyn to Nocatee, FL, in 2009. In 2019, she moved to Starling Assisted Living in Jacksonville.
Dottie found solace in her faith and worshiped at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, NY, followed by Bethlehem Lutheran Church. After moving to Florida, she attended St. Francis In-The-Field Church, in Ponte Vedra, FL.
In her free time, Dottie enjoyed traveling, reading, playing Bingo and Rummikub, as well as sewing and jewelry making. These hobbies brought her immense joy and allowed her to explore her creative side.
A service to celebrate Dottie's life will be held on Friday, August 25, 2023, 11 AM, at St. Francis In-The-Field. Additional services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2023, 3 PM, at Kings Fire Church in Lake Katrine, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or St. Jude Children's Hospital or Samaritan's Purse in memory of Dottie. These organizations held a special place in her heart, and contributions to these causes would honor her legacy of compassion and generosity.
Dottie will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her infectious spirit and genuine love for others will forever be remembered. May she rest in eternal peace.