Doris Pauline Giarratano

Doris Pauline Giarratano, 84, of Lake Winnebago, Missouri passed away on December 19, 2015.  She was the daughter of James Edwin and Elizabeth Harris of Kansas City, Missouri.  She had a fantastic sense of humor and a passion for ballroom dancing.  She enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends and was always there to help others.  Doris is survived by her husband of 56 years, Phil Giarrantano, her two children, Gina, and Gene, four grandchildren, Jennifer, Tiffany, Ryan and Anthony, three great grandchildren, Zoe, Alyssa, and Brayden, her brother Ed and many nieces and nephews.


  1. Mindy Germann on December 22, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Doris was a beautiful person inside and out. The family is in my prayers.

  2. Rich Lane on December 22, 2015 at 10:46 am

    This is a shock to me, i Love Ant Doris give me call at 9135799181, ant Doris was like a second mom to me.

  3. Tiffany Giarratano on December 22, 2015 at 11:30 am

    My grandma was one of the most kind hearted people I have ever known. She always brought a smile to everyone’s face and she sure was witty. I have so many happy memories that I will never forget. She made such a positive impact on all our lives. My grandpa Phil and her love was the perfect fairytale and definition of what true love was. They both are just such great people and they inspire me in a way that always makes me want to be the best person I can be. Thank you for that grandma I love you and RIP

  4. Patricia & Ed Frommer on December 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    We give our heartfelt sympathies. Doris was a fine woman who treated folks with kindness and loved by all.

  5. Donald E Harris on December 22, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Doris was the perfect sister and companion to me when we were growing up. I moved to Calif. but we always kept in touch and visited and were best friends. She was a nice, happy, generous person and it showed in everything she did. We often talked about how, when our time came, we wanted to go quick,no long illness, and she got her wish. I’m glad for you dear Doris. I love you.

  6. Michelle Giarratano Jones on December 22, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Growing up, it was always a treat to go see Aunt Doris. Holidays were always filled with love and beautiful memories. Aunt Doris, you are missed!

  7. Shelly Bukowski on December 22, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Doris was a sweetheart I loved her dearly she will be greatly missed. Prayers for family.

  8. Charles and Carol Cameron on December 22, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    We are thinking of you and your family. Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this time of loss.

  9. Kim and Kelvin Hickenbottom and family on December 22, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Aunt Doris was like a ray of sunshine, a bolt of lightning, a ball of laughter, and a bundle of personality all rolled up into one loving and caring human being. We are happy that we have so many great memories of her to hold in our hearts!

  10. Gina Goodwin on December 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    My mom would not want people to be sad. She would want people to remember the happy times she shared with them and she would hope that she brought joy in some way to the lives she touched. She was someone that could light up a room when she walked in and she always made everyone feel welcome and comfortable. She was always there for me through good times and bad….never judging just willing to offer help in any way she could and she never gave up on me even when I had. She had a fantastic sense of humor and I will always remember her smiling and telling jokes. She was the most caring person I know and I have so many loving memories of her that will stay forever with me. I have been so honored to have her as my mother.

  11. tim & gloria malone on December 22, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Doris. We thought she was a beautiful person; she had a kind and forgiving heart. our condolences go out to Phil, Gina, Gene,Jennifer and family. You are all in our prayers

  12. Jennifer Frommer on December 23, 2015 at 8:32 am

    My grandma was like a second mother to me and has given me the gift of many amazing memories that I will cherish forever. I admired her kind and loving nature and her ability to light up a room with a simple smile or one of her many jokes. She was beautiful inside and out and will be deeply missed. she was always there for me with open arms and never judged, only listened. I could not have asked for a better grandma or role model. Rest in peace grandma, I love you.

  13. Geno Giarratano on December 23, 2015 at 11:09 am

    My Mother was a very special person, as everyone that had been in her life knows.
    I have so many fond memories of her they cannot begin to be expressed…

    She and I would talk a lot when I was young, and I remember thinking how golden she was.
    She had everyone’s back, offered great advice, and never had a harsh word – only words that would steer you to do the right thing.

    She was the sweetest person I have ever known. I will miss her jokes, her laughter, and her mannerisms immensely.

    You are forever in my heart Mom
    I know someday we will see you on the other side.


  14. Alice on December 25, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Sorry for your loss . I will miss Aunt Doris. She help raise her sister kids I am one of them she will always be in my heart forever.

  15. Janice Hoy on December 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    My heart just breaks for you, Phil, and your family, over this great loss. Doris was such a wonderful, caring, and fun soul. I have many fond memories of good times with you both…so many dances! My thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish you peace and comfort.

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