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Dorothy  B. McKnew
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Obituary for Dorothy B. McKnew

Dorothy Bozza McKnew was born in Kulpmont, Pennsylvania to Mary and Joseph Bozza, and was the youngest of 12 children – Jennie, Christie, Lena, Helen, Ida, Joey, Eddie, Nicky, Alfred, Helen (infant), and Rose. Like thousands of other young women during World War II, Dottie was a “Government Girl.” She responded to recruiting efforts and moved to Washington, DC in 1944. After a short stint at the FBI, she began a 42 year career as a secretary with the Department of Justice.

Dottie was introduced to her husband, Waller McKnew, by a mutual friend who knew that jazz-loving Dottie was perfect for jazz musician Bill. Dottie and Bill were married in 1954 and moved to Vienna where they raised their children – Mary, Michael, Christine, and Frances. Dottie was a fabulous cook and her favorite hobby was cooking for those that she loved. The McKnew household was full of love and laughter until the day she died. In addition to her children, she is survived by sons-in-law, Marcus Brilliantine, Alan Casto, and James Garcia, and by grandchildren Justin & Julie Casto, Heather & Brian Weaver, and by great-granddaughter Brylie Weaver.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Money & King Funeral Home,171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 8601 Wolf Trap Rd., Vienna, VA. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to So Others Might Eat.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Money and King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180





10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church

8601 Wolftrap Rd.
Vienna , VA 22182





11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fairfax Memorial Park Cemetery

9900 Braddock Rd
Fairfax, VA 22032


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