- April 17, 1931 - March 8, 2017
- Clearwater, Florida
of Dolores' Passing
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Dolores Pitruzzello, 85, passed peacefully under the care of Hospice on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 surrounded by her family. She bravely fought a 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease under the care of St. Mark Village in Palm Harbor.
Born Dolores Ann Ferrisi in New York
City in 1931, She married Sam Pitruzzello in 1951 and raised four sons.
In 1960, she and her family moved to southeast Florida, settling in
Hallandale, Hollywood and Miramar at various times. In 1978 the family
moved to Clearwater.
An accomplished artist, she was
involved with the Creative Artist Guild of Dunedin, chairing the organization
for five years. She and her husband were longtime members of St. Michael the
Archangel Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and member
of the Parish Council.
Earlier in life, she owned an art
store in Pembroke Pines, Florida, and worked as a library assistant at what was
then Chaminade High School in Hollywood.
She is predeceased by her husband
Sebastian R. (Sam) Pitruzzello. She leaves four sons: Steve, Pete, David
and Richard; as well as two daughters-in-law, Lori and Jennifer and three
grandchildren; Joshua, Erin Miller, and Alyssa.
A memorial service will be held at
Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, 2853 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater on Monday, March
27, 2017 at 10 AM, with interment to follow at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park.