Dorothy Rose Sande Lloyd, 78, of Charlotte, NC, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, NC.
She was born May 17, 1944, in Manhattan, NY, to the late Joseph S. Sande and the late Rose Michelle Giannattasio Sande and was also preceded in death by her husband, Michael H. Lloyd, to whom she was married for 45 years. Dottie, as she was known to her family and friends, received her undergraduate and masters degrees in Education from St. Johns University and Hofstra University in New York. After working several years as an elementary school teacher in New York, she and her beloved husband Mike settled in Garden City to raise their 3 children Mike, Greg and Alexandra. She and Mike were members of the Garden City Country Club and after relocating to Mediterra in Naples, Florida, she continued her passion for golf at The Mediterra Golf Club. Her friends in both Garden City and later in Naples remember her sharp wit, strength, leadership energy, outgoing personality and generous spirit. She had a love of travel, knitting and mahjong, was a passionate photographer, phenomenal cook, and a loving mother and grandmother who found such joy in creating events that drew family and friends from both far and near. Mom/Dottie/Dot/MomMom will be greatly missed..
Survivors include her five beloved children, Michael C. Lloyd of Stamford, CT; Gregory J. Lloyd (Justyna) of Harrisburg, NC; Alexandra S. Lloyd (Scott Gehnrich) of Garden City, NY; Catherine M. Lloyd of Vancouver, WA; Robert F. Lloyd (Jennifer) of China; ten grandchildren, Matthew, Alex, Katy, Olivia, Henry, Amelia, Charlie, Owen, Maya, and Gavin; three siblings, Joseph Sande, Jr. (Maryann) of Lakeland, FL; Richard Sande (Pam) of Napa, CA; and Michael Sande (Ann) of East Marion, NY; and a large extended family.
A memorial service in celebration of Dottie's life will be held at a later date. Dottie will be laid to rest at US Air Force Academy Cemetery in Colorado Springs, CO where she will be reunited with her late husband.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (stjude.org) or Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org).
Hartsell Funeral Home of Harrisburg, NC, is serving the Lloyd family.