Doris Kio

Obituary of Doris L. Kio

Roulette - Doris L. Kio, 95, of Bradford, Passed away Sunday (April 2, 2023) at Bradford Ecumenical Home, Bradford.


She was born March 21, 1928 in Fall River, MA  the daughter of Maruice and Lillian (Boucher) Botelho . On April 22, 1944 she married Philip Kio.


She attended school in New London , CT and graduated from Hunnington Institution of Norwich, CT.


Mrs. Kio was always a hard worker helping Phip on the farm and driving school bus as the first woman bus driver for Port Allegany School District. She Also worked as a nurse aid for the Port Allegany Hospital, as a waitress at the ABC Restaurant and owned her own Grinder (Sub) Shop in Norwich, Connecticut.


She was a very social person.  She enjoyed meeting people at coffee and for outings.  She loved Christmas and would crochet items for friends and family. She was well known for her delicious fudge.


She is survived by three sons:  Thomas (Carlene) Kio of  Roulette, Corwin (Hope) Kio of Port Allegany and  Dennis (Lou) Kio of Lufkin TX.

Twelve grandchildren, Twenty eight great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren

One brother: Maurice Botelho of Middleboro, Massachusets

And several nieces and nephews,


She was perceded in death by her parents, one son Philip Kio, Jr, one grandson Shane Cook, three brothers and two sisters, Mike Botelho and Sheila Ferry, Janet, James and Fred Valere.


In keeping with Doris’ wishes, there will be no services.


Memorials may be made to the Roulette Ambulance Association or the Roulette Fire Depatrment.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.


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