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Obituary: Longtime Brewster Resident Dies at 96

Service is slated for Tuesday.

 provided the following information:

Dorothy (Dot) Carollo of Brewster passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday. 

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 10, where she was 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, Maine and graduated as a registered nurse in 1936. She worked as a registered nurse for about 12 years, traveling around the country working in various hospitals in California, Louisiana, Florida and New York. 

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, NJ.

Her husband Anthony precedes her in death. She is survived by her loving daughters Denise Patullo and son-in-law Anthony of Middlesex, NJ;  Margaret (Peggy) Lawson of Union Vale and her fiancé John Sedlacek; her cherished grandchildren Anthony (Tony) Patullo and his wife Catherine of Mendam, NJ; and Christine Patullo of North Plainfield, NJ. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and one sister, Mary Thomas of Plymouth, MA, who recently celebrated her 102nd birthday. 

She was a member of  in Brewster for the past 60 years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Lawrence O’Toole. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery. Family may receive friends at The Beecher Funeral Home (located on Putnam Avenue in Brewster; (845)-279-3615; www.beecherfuneralhome.com).

She will be greatly missed.

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