Dorothy (Dot) Carolo
Dorothy (Dot) Carollo, of Brewster, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Dorothy was born in Benedicta, Maine, on November 27, 1915, to the late Dennis and Mary (McDonald) Cummings. She was the third youngest in a family of ten, raised on a potato and dairy farm. She attended St. Benedict’s High School and was valedictorian of the class of 1933. She then went on to attend nursing school at Queens Hospital, now called Mercy Hospital in Portland, Me., and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1936. She worked as an R.N. for about 12 years traveling around the country working in various hospitals in California, New Orleans, Louisiana, Florida and New York City.
In 1951, she married the love of her life, Anthony (Tony) Carollo, who had his own plumbing and heating business in Brewster. After getting married, she left nursing to raise her two daughters. She briefly returned to work at Putnam Community Hospital in 1971. She was married for 34 years until her husband’s death in 1983. She was a resident of Brewster until 2010, when she moved to Brandywine Assisted Living in Watchung, N.J.
Her husband, Anthony, preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving daughters, Denise Patullo and son-inlaw Anthony of Middlesex, N.J., and Margaret (Peggy) Lawson of Union Vale N.Y., and her fiancé John Sedlacek; and her cherished grandchildren Anthony (Tony) Patullo and his wife, Catherine, of Mendam, N.J., and Christine Patullo of North Plainfield, N.J.
She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and one sister, Mary Thomas of Plymouth, Mass., who recently celebrated her 102nd birthday. She was a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole parish in Brewster for the past 60 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday May 15th at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster. Interment followed at the St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery. Family received friends at The Beecher Funeral Home 1 Putnam Ave. Brewster, NY, 845-279- 3615, www.beecherfuneralhome.com.
She will be greatly missed.