Sunday, December 09, 2001

Obituary: Dorothy Pompilio, restaurant owner

By Betsy Stakauskas
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        COLD SPRING — Dorothy Neumann Pompilio, retired owner and operator of Pompilio's Restaurant in Newport, died Thursday of heart failure at St. Elizabeth South Hospital.

        Mrs. Pompilio, of Cold Spring, was 84.

        Mrs. Pompilio attended and graduated in 1936 from Notre Dame Academy in Fort Mitchell.

        After her marriage to Michael Pompilio that year, she lived above the restaurant and began working in the kitchen.

        The restaurant was sold in 1980, but still operates under same name.

        Described by her daughter, Donna Lange of Alexandria, as an “old-fashioned mother,” Mrs. Pompilio was always on hand to console, advise and spend time with her family.

        “Her family meant everything to her. She had a lot of faith in God. She was a selfless person. She was always giving to others,” Mrs. Lange said.

        Mrs. Pompilio was a volunteer cafeteria worker at St. Joseph School in Cold Spring.

        Her husband died in 1985. A son, Tony Pompilio, died in 1990.

        Survivors include two other daughters, Diane Pompilio of Newport and Debbie Popovich of Cold Spring; three sons, Michael Pompilio of Crestview Hills, Matthew Pompilio of Louisville, and Terry Pompilio of Alexandria; 18 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

        Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

        Memorials: American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, OH43218-2039.


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