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Mother of Kathleen ’67, Marie ’75 and Susan Muller ’77 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 15, 2017

Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Muller, age 90, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 13, 2017, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. 
She was born in Toledo on January 10, 1927 to Nicholas and Damaris DeIorio. A 1945 graduate of Notre Dame Academy, she married William Muller in 1948. Widowed at age 48, Dorothy worked many jobs to support her family, finally retiring from the office of the Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo. After her retirement, Dorothy volunteered many hours at Heartbeat of Toledo, St. Luke’s Hospital, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.
Her lifetime dream came true last July when she revisited her parents’ hometown in Italy with her six children.
Among her hallmarks, Dorothy will always be remembered for her deep faith, her profound wisdom, her love of all things Italian, her unyielding support for the unborn, her healing touch, and as a voice of encouragement to all who knew her.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, 
William; and brother, Frank DeIorio. She is survived by her children, Kathleen, Christopher (Susan), Thomas (Maureen), Marie (Kevin) Hickey, Susan, and William Jr. (Linda); brother, Dr. Richard (Kathy) DeIorio; as well as 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Friday, March 17, from 2-8 p.m. where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 18, beginning at 9:15 a.m. in the mortuary, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 10 a.m. Interment Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Heartbeat of Toledo or to OLPH Church. Please view and sign our 
online guest registry at
As published in The Blade


Funeral Home

Coyle Funeral Home
1770 S Reynolds Rd Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 865-1295

Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 15, 2017

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