PHELAN, Dorothy Joy ‘Dot’ (née Marinucci)

Passed away peacefully in Mildura on January 3, 2022 aged 59 years. Loved wife of Stephen (Stork). Loving mother of Jack and Tom. Adored ‘mother-in-law’ of Elly. Cherished daughter of Isi (dec) and Lina Marinucci. Dot was a much-loved sister, sister-in-law, aunty, cousin, niece, and friend to so many.

‘She fought a long and courageous battle’

Funeral Notice
Chapel of North West Funerals 596-610 Deakin Avenue, MilduraView Map

Family and friends are invited to attend Dot’s funerals service at the Chapel of North West Funerals on Monday January 10, 2022, commencing at 1pm. The cortege will then proceed to the Red Cliffs Lawn Cemetery.

Watch Dot's funeral service here
Tributes
  1. Condolences to you and family Stork. Regards Brendon and Jill Carrodus

    Brendon Carrodus January 5, 2022
  2. I knew Dot as a dedicated Social Worker. Dot, I always loved our catch ups at meetings in Bendigo and Melbourne. You were such a happy person regardless of your health issues – a ray of sunshine! My memories of you will always make me smile.
    Sendng my condolences to all your family and friends .You will be sorely missed.
    Jen Taylor.

    Jennifer Taylor January 5, 2022
  3. Sincere sympathy on the passing of Dot. I have many fun and happy memories of our time together at St Joseph’s College. Thinking of you all.
    Kaylene Hopkinson (Smith)

    Kaylene Hopkinson January 5, 2022
  4. My sincerest condolences to Dot’s family.
    I had the pleasure of working with Dot before her retirement. We had many chats about travel and my home country of Ireland. Dot always had time to talk and help and nothing was too much trouble. You will be sorely missed by all of your friends and colleagues Dot.
    Rest In Peace xxx

    Lorraine Woods January 5, 2022
  5. Condolences to Stork and the family on the loss of such a beautiful soul. I learnt alot from her during the footy years a KK and worked indirectly with her in later years. Such a kind, generous woman with a heart of gold. Taken too soon. Tracey White xx

    Tracey White January 5, 2022
  6. Dear Stork , Jack, Tom & Elly, Jude, Scott, Lina and Family.
    Our deepest condolences, words can’t describe your loss, Dotti was taken too soon, I treasured her true friendship over many years I will miss her beautiful smile and kind heart. Rest in Peace Dotti miss you xx Fran,Chris and Family

    frances karanicolos January 5, 2022
  7. My friend, how can I express how devastated I feel. For over 25 years you were such a wonderful, sweet, loving and humble person who was always there for all of us with whatever we needed at the time, compassion. a gorgeous smile, cheeky laugh , loving hugs and kisses or just a companionable silence and you had such a joy for life.
    I feel blessed to have had you and Tom with us in France and was looking forward to your next visit but will have to
    make do with remembering your joy at all things French and especially your love of Paris. Te me manqueras toujours mon amie ( I will miss you always)
    Our sincerest condolences Stork, Jack, Tom and family xx

    Sandra Murphy January 6, 2022
  8. Our thoughts are with you Stork, Tom, Jack & Elly and the Marinucci & Phelan families on the sad loss of Dot. Her calm, kind and caring ways will always be remembered by those she met. She carried herself with strength for her family throughout her courageous battle. Sorry we can’t be there but will join via livestream.
    Craig & Fiona Gillard. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Craig & Fiona Gillard January 6, 2022
  9. Dot you were an angel sent from heaven to bless my life. Your kindness and compassion. Your gift for making impossible seem possible. I will miss our long walks on the river. Our catch ups fir coffee. I will truly miss our chats. Your support in times of need helped me through challenging times. I will honour your legacy by being as honest open and compassionate as you were. Love you. Deepest sympathy to stork jack tom and Elly ❤️

    Kristin January 8, 2022
  10. Dearest Stephen, Tom, Jack and Elly
    For more than 30years we were blessed to have Dot as a member of our ‘Centrelink’ team. Her compassion, strength, resilience and care stood out as her social work influence was felt far and wide. Her legacy will live on for many years.
    But it was it was her warmth and care for others which made her a true friend, always putting others before herself and never being one to complain. I was privileged to have worked with Dot, but even more so to have known her as a true friend, mentor and confidant.
    My sincere condolences to you, her Mum and extended family at this most difficult time.
    Philomena Saw

    Philomena Saw January 8, 2022
  11. Condolences on the loss of a very beautiful, kind and loving friend. Devastated and shocked you will be be missed, but never forgotten..
    Our deepest sympathy to Stalk Jack Tom and family
    Mary Alex John and Gerry Ketsetsides

    Mary Alex Gerry John Ketsetsides January 8, 2022
  12. My sincerest condolences to you and family Stork.
    Kevin Lawlor.

    Kevin Lawlor January 9, 2022
  13. Now all your good deeds are done, may you rest in peace Dot. You have made an amazing contribution to our community through your commitment to the social work profession. Your kind, compassionate and down to earth nature will always be fondly remembered.
    Heartfelt sympathy to Stork, Jack and Tom, Elly, and the Marinucci and Phelan Families.

    Cath Murphy and Garry Keller.

    Cath Murphy and Garry Keller January 9, 2022
  14. Stork and family so sorry to hear the passing of Dot she was truly a beautiful person. Love to you all xxxx
    Dot and Greg Wiffen

    Dot Wiffen January 9, 2022
  15. Sending our sincere condolences to Stephen and his family at this sad time, Frank and Nonie McClelland

    Frank & Leonie McClelland January 10, 2022
  16. Dear Stork , Jack, Tom & Elly, Jude, Scott, Lina and Family
    Dot was a shining light for all that knew her. Her smile, joy of life and family were so very precious and you could not help but feel happy and cared for in her presence. I was fortunate to work with Dot for many years and her compassion for those who needed a hand up not only extended to customers but all those that had the opportunity to work with her. My sincerest condolences to her family. To know Dot was to really know JOY. Much love Sharon

    Sharon Richards January 10, 2022
  17. My heartfelt condolences to all of Dot’s family and loved ones. I worked with Dot for many years and she was the most thoughtful and caring person, the world has lost a good one. Much love. Rest in Peace

    Melissa O'Toole January 10, 2022
  18. Steve, Tom & Jack, so sorry for your loss. Dotti was a true & loving friend to so many of us & we will all miss her. It was my privilege to have worked with her & called her friend. My thoughts are with you.

    Anne Lamb January 10, 2022
  19. Now at rest Dot. You were such a generous, kind and welcoming person and always saw the good in everything. Your boys were your world and you will for ever watch over them. Thank you for being such a great person in my life. My thoughts are with your loved ones left behind x

    Carley Eaton January 10, 2022
  20. My heartfelt sympathy to Stephen and family on your loss. Dot was one of the nicest people I know. I’ll never forget her gentle support when I was going through the thoughest stage of my life. Rest peacefully Dot. 💐💐

    Sandra Stewart January 10, 2022
  21. Sorry for your loss Stork , Jack and family.

    Steve DRISCOLL January 10, 2022
  22. Stork, Jack & Tom, our heartfelt condolences to you.
    Ken & Kathy Sudholz

    Kathy Sudholz January 10, 2022
  23. Sending love and energy to Stork and the boys from social work colleagues who had work with Dot in our various roles. Along the way we managed to have a lot of fun even though she was dedicated to her work she knew how to have fun.
    Chris Forbes, Sharon Riley Lisa-Maree Stevens and Adelle Curro, rock it where ever you are.. x

    Chris Forbes, Lisa-Maree Stevens, Adelle Currow and Sharon Riley January 10, 2022
  24. Deepest condolences to Stork and the boys. Dot was a very special person and will be missed by many. Unfortunately ISO has kept us away from the service . But we will keep her close in our hearts forever.
    Macca and Ali.

    Brian McKerrow January 10, 2022
  25. Dotti you were a naturally beautiful soul. Joy is a fitting middle name for you as were such a joy. The most kind, caring person I have had the privledge of knowing. Every time that I wear leopard print I will think of you my dear friend. Condolences to Dot’s family. Love you always Dotti, Kelly Boyd xoxo

    Kelly Boyd January 10, 2022
  26. Sincere condolences to you Stork, Jack and Tom.

    Pat Uytdehaag January 10, 2022
  27. Steve. What a brave fight Dot put up. I am sorry to hear of her untimely death at a young age. I send my deepest condolences to you and the boys and extended families. May she RIP and be forever remembered.

    Kaye Murphy January 10, 2022
  28. From the bottom of my heart, my sincere condolences. I loved Dot and am privileged to have spent time with her- that’s true of anyone that knew her. Her warmth and friendship in our workplace meant a lot. An inspiring social worker, and beautiful mother…she often spoke about Tom & Jack & her family so dearly. There is only one sweet, strong, caring Doti and the world is better that she was in it. Dot you will be very missed.

    Bili Gjurcinoska January 10, 2022
  29. I had the pleasure of working with Dot who always found a way to support our clients. A tribute to her profession. Sadly missed. Condolances to all the family and friends.

    Roz Devilee

    Rosalyn Devilee January 11, 2022