A stroll through Dot’s life . . .
Welcome to Dorothy Manforte’s Life!
Here you’ll find a collection of photos and memories to celebrate this wonderful woman who has done so much for her loved ones!
We celebrate her life – her childhood, her marriage, her children, her cakes, and her love of all of you!
Scroll down for stories, photos, and to share your own stories of your time with Dot for her and her loved ones to enjoy.
Growing up . . .
A photographic journey through Dot’s life from childhood to adulthood and all stages in between.
Dot & Tony’s Wedding
Married to Tony for over 50 years. Here’s how it all began.
An always well dressed and attentive mother.
Whenever there was a celebration there were also Dot’s creations. Always the focal point of the party.
Dot & Tony’s first home
Cape Cod House
Their Get Away Retreat
The Burt Reynolds Movie Shoot home.
Here’s the story of how Burt Reynolds shot scenes from his movie “The Maddening” in their house. They had just moved into the newly built home in Jupiter when there was a knock on the door. Tony answered and was greeted by two men who said that they were from Burt Reynolds film productions and wanted to look around inside to see if it would be a good place to shoot their movie. Most of us, thinking it was a scam, would say NO and close the door. Not Tony! He let the strangers in and gave them a tour of the house. Well, it turns out that it wasn’t a scam and they rented out their house for a few weeks for the movie shoot. Here are some photos taken by Dot’s brother George (the family photographer). The photos with the black top and bottoms are actual screen shots taken from the movie. The ones without the frame are George’s photos taken before, during and after the shoot. We all waited with excitement for the picture to make it to the big screen but, alas, it wasn’t the greatest film ever made and went direct to video, never making it to the theaters. There may be a version available on Youtube for free but I think it’s dubbed in Portuguese, but at least you can see the scenes from their house.