Dorothy Veronica Kroha
Dorothy Veronica Kroha (Loya), 89, of Danbury, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Filosa Nursing Home in Danbury. She was the wife of the late David G. Kroha.
Dot, as she was known to her family and friends, was born in Danbury, Conn., and was the daughter of the late Michael Loya and Veronica Falis Loya. She attended St Peter’s Parochial School in Danbury and was a 1951 graduate from Danbury High School, where she played basketball and softball.
Dot worked as a secretary for Davis & Geck, in Danbury, and in 1975 she began a career with Danbury Public Schools as a secretary in the main office at Danbury High School. When computers were introduced, she was one of the first to accept and use them in the school system, where she eventually became known as “Data Dot,” which led her to an administrative position with the school system until her retirement in September of 2000.
Even in her retirement, you would often find her surfing the internet or playing computer games. Dot’s artistic talents enabled her to leave her children with many cherished oil paintings, as oil was her favorite medium to work with. Her favorite pastime was spending time singing to or playing with her eight grandchildren, whom she loved and adored.
Dot had a great devotion to the “Blessed Virgin Mary” and said many Rosaries daily, for anyone in need. She also enjoyed going to Connecticut’s casinos where she loved playing slots.
Dot will be deeply missed by her family and friends for her unconditional love, ready smile, and cheerful personality along with her profound sense of humor and wit. To know her was to love her.
Dot’s survivors include her four children: son, David and wife, Judy; daughter, Cynthia McArthur and husband, Joe; son, Ron and husband, Kevin Rose, and late husband Shane Savage; and son, Michael and companion, Renae Horn; her eight grandchildren: Kristin McNulty and husband, Nick; David Kroha and wife, Myranda; Duncan McArthur and wife, Jaimie LaPine; Mel McArthur; Adriana Kroha; Paige Kroha; Victoria Kroha; and Veronica Kroha; and two great-grandchildren: Jack McNulty and Lilah McArthur. Her three sisters: Barbara Dominakus (late husband, Joseph); Patricia Murphy and husband, William; and Nancy Reidy and husband, Bernard; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews also survive her. All of whom she loved.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dot’s “Filosa Family,” who provided her with compassionate care, love, and kindness during a difficult time of her life.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at St Rose of Lima Church, Newtown, Conn. Burial will follow in St Peter’s Cemetery, Danbury.
Friends will be received on Monday, June 27, 2022, from 3 to 8 pm at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury.
Donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470.