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Dec. 12, 1996 – Sept. 1, 2023
Dotinga obit

Clairene Elizabeth Dotinga, 26, of Sacramento, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, September 1, 2023 in Modesto. She was born on December 12, 1996 in Modesto.

Clairene is survived by her parents Henry Dotinga and Diana (Connolly) Dotinga, and her younger brothers Colin, Liam and Anson, all of Oakdale. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Joe and Nancy Dotinga, and Jeremiah and Elizabeth Connolly, along with other beloved family members.

Clairene attended school in Modesto, graduating from Beyer HS and MJC. She then worked locally before moving to Sacramento and becoming a Barista at Starbucks (known as CiCi), where she enjoyed the camaraderie and support of her fellow Partners and Managers.

Clairene enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved to read, cook and bake, especially birthday cakes for her family. She cherished the moments spent with loved ones, and never met an animal she didn’t like. Clairene’s spunkiness, sparkle, compassion and care for others, especially children, and her intelligence and sense of style, blessed many who encountered her.

Clairene Elizabeth Dotinga will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of meeting her. Her faith in Jesus as her Lord and Savior assures us that we will be together again in heaven.

A memorial to honor Clairene will be held on Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m. at Shelter Cove Community Church in Modesto.

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

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Sept. 20, 2023