Cover photo for Dorothy Mae Ford's Obituary

Dorothy Mae Ford

November 13, 1939 — February 27, 2023

New Gretna

Dorothy Mae Ford

Dorothy Mae Ford, 83, of Bass River Township, NJ passed away at home on February 27, 2023. Born in Leeds Point, NJ, Dorothy spent time living in West Creek, NJ before moving to Bass River Township 47 years ago. Dorothy enjoyed painting, drawing, gardening, gambling, and her animals.

Dorothy is predeceased by her husband Robert M. Ford Sr., parents Edward Leek and Pauline (nee Atz) Leek, brother Robert Cappuccio,, granddaughters Tiffany Valiante and Jamie Garbutt and great-granddaughter Gabrielle Ford.

She is survived by her daughter Sherry Frick and husband Thomas of Mays Landing, NJ, Robert M. Ford Jr. and wife Joan of New Gretna, NJ, daughter Virginia Ford and significant other Dan of Delaware, daughter Dianne Valiante and husband Stephen of Mays Landing, NJ, daughter Lisa Smith and husband Earl of Delaware, daughter Holly Ford and fiancé John Caldwell of New Gretna, NJ, grandchildren Ashley martin and husband Mark, Richard Ford and wife Kim, Robbie Ford, Melissa Monaghan and husband Patrick, Ryan Ford and wife Danielle, Chris Ford and wife Kelly, Don Ford, Victoria Challis, Jessica Vallauri and husband Shawn Sr., Krystal Summerville and husband Thomas Jr., Stephanie LiPuma and Breanna Garbutt, great-grandchildren Ava, Brooke and Luke Martin, Patrick, Michael and Matthew Monaghan, Ryley, Colton and Penelope Ford, Zachary, Guilianna and Jackson Ford, Christopher Ford, Cascidy and Savannah Ford, Jayden and Brynlee Challis, Dyland and Lilly Summerville, Kiley, Shawn Jr. and Natalie Vallauri and Brayden and Declan LiPuma, cousin Sis, cousin Edna Oeser, cousin Elsie Taylor, and her beloved dogs Hannah and Baxter.

Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St Jude Children’s hospital at


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