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Dorothy “Dot” Cunningham, age 65, of Grand Rapids, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital surrounded by family. 
The daughter of Joseph Sr. & Dorothy May (Simmons) Mattone, she was born on September 17, 1952 in Grand Rapids. 

Dot had many hobbies that consisted of collecting butterflies, coloring and watching Disney movies. Her greatest passion however was spending time with her family and playing dolls with her great granddaughters.

Dot was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Alberta Hamilton, Bill Hamilton, Clarence Hamilton. Surviving are her children, James (Mindy) Mattone of Cedar Springs, Michael (Kristina) Mattone of Grand Rapids, Robert Cunningham of Grand Rapids; grand children, Barbara (Jordan Hudgins) Mattone, Justin Mattone, Joseph (Joey) Mattone, and James Mattone all of Grand Rapids; great grandchildren, Kamari, Aleesiya, Sophia, Meleia all of Grand Rapids; and siblings, Jack Hamilton of Utah, Judy Suttorp of Cutlerville and Joseph Mattone Jr. of Newaygo; two sister-in-laws, Nancy Hamilton and Catherine Hamilton; many nieces and nephews; along with many friends and extended family.

A celebration of life will be from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4th at The Polish Falcons Club, 957 W Fulton N.W. Grand Rapids.

Honoring her wishes cremation will take place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Dot’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, exclusive provider of Veterans Funeral Care.


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4 Condolences

  1. Kristina Mattone on October 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Forever in our hearts

  2. Misty and jaraud perkins on October 20, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I love u grandma as much as it hurts ik ur not suffering and not in any more pain i will miss u i know ur with my dad now tell him i love him to i love u grandma dot

  3. Debra J Tennant on October 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    God Bless you Dot, You will be always in our hearts and never forgotten.

  4. Emma and Jim Lyon on October 23, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    We are cousins on the Mattone side,. My mom was Santa Mattone. I know it has been many years since we met. But our hearts were praying for Dorothy and her family. Our sincere love goes out to you all.

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