Dolores A. Pitruzzello
Dolores A. Pitruzzello
  • April 17, 1931 - March 8, 2017
  • Clearwater, Florida

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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.