Doreen L. Coronato

July 15, 1950 - February 13, 2019

Doreen Lena Coronato, 68, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 18 years, formerly of Lynchburg, VA, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Cape Coral. She was born July 15, 1950 in New York, NY to Salvatore and Rose Federico, now deceased.

On April 23, 1966 Doreen Federico met the love of her life, Edward Coronato, where they both attended Lafayette H.S in Brooklyn N.Y. They graduated together in 1968, and Doreen started her career immediately as an administrative assistant for AMS Press, a book publishing company in N.Y.C. On February 14, 1970 Doreen and Ed married. She continued to work at AMS Press until 1973 when her first son, Eric was born. Having her son began a new phase in her life. She left her job at AMS Press and dedicated herself to nurturing her family. In 1976 Kerri Ann was born and in 1979 Paul. Throughout those years, when her children were young, Doreen committed herself to conveying the reality of the Lord Jesus to her children. As her children grew into adults, Doreen started a new career as a helping teacher for Orange County BOCES. This would begin many years of her devotion and passion for working with special needs children. It was a gift! After her two oldest children, Eric and Kerri Ann, graduated from College, Doreen and Ed moved to Cape Coral, Florida where they began a new chapter. Doreen continued her career as a helping teacher for special needs students for the Lee County School system. She started in the elementary school, and her last position was at Mariner High School. She continued to make a difference in the lives of children until her retirement due to COPD. Soon after retirement, she was called upon to sacrificially become a caretaker first for her Mother Rose, followed by her mother in law, Dora. At that time her devotion to God and her passion for studying scripture grew. In her final days, Doreen developed a strong desire to study Theology and devoured online study courses. She continued to grow in grace and in her understanding of God’s word, and with that, she followed God’s desire to use her to minister to many, especially hurting woman. She was a community chaplain through Cape Christian Fellowship. Doreen was a Christian leader for many people that came from different walks of life. In addition to her strong devotion to the Lord, Doreen was also passionate about baking, cooking and shopping. Hands down, she could out shop anyone! Before her health declined, she would take the bus to her favorite store, TJMaxx and navigate her way through the crowded aisles putting together ensembles like no other. And many of her friends and family will never forget the piles of cookies she baked during the holidays, and the Rugelachs and apple pies. While she cooked and baked her afternoons away, there would be her favorite music playing in the background: Blessings by Laura Story, God Will Make a Way by Don Moen, and God Is Faithful to Me are just a handful of favorites. Even her food blessed those around her. This quote best exemplifies, Doreen Coronato, “The things we do for ourselves will die with us. The things we do for others will live through eternity ”

She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Edward Coronato of Cape Coral; three loving children, Dr. Eric Coronato (Jill) of Punta Gorda, FL, KerriAnn Coronato (Patrick Sharkey) of Stratham, NH, and Paul Coronato of Lynchburg, VA; sister, Marietta Calabro (Mike) of North Bellmore, Long Island, NY and Cape Coral, FL; sister in law, Dr. Victoria Coronato (Silvana) of New York, NY; five grandchildren, Isabella, Lucas, Ian, Hadley, and Emilia; as well as three nieces, Claudine Aievoli (Steven) of Long Island, NY, Michelle Martinez of Long Island, NY, and Eve Barahona Coronato of New York, NY.

Doreen was preceded in death by two brothers, her older brother Leonard Federico, and younger brother, Leonard Federico.

Memorial Services will be held 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Cape Christian, 2110 Chiquita Blvd. S., Cape Coral, FL 33991 with Pastor Dennis Gingerich officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Doreen L. Coronato are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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