Dorothy Petrek Mannarino


Dorothy Petrek Mannarino of Warwick, NY, passed away on January 14, 2021 after a long struggle with memory andother medical illnesses, and a brief bout with Covid 19 at Sapphire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Goshen, NY. She was 86 years old.


Born in Youngstown, Ohio, on December 23, 1934, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ann Petrek. She was one of 7 children.


Dorothy began her life long career in Nursing after graduating from Hunter-Bellevue Nursing School in New York, New York in 1958. She continued her education in the mid-1970's at Wagner College in Staten Island, NY, where she received her B.S. in Nursing. Finally, in the late 1970's she received a M.S. in Nursing from N.Y.U. in NYC. At the height of her career in Nursing, she became the Director of Nursing at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn NY. She also spent many years as Director of the Visiting Nurse Association of NY in Brooklyn. Dorothy spent the latter years of her Nursing career at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx NY, where she commuted weekly from her home in Warwick, NY until the age of 76. Dorothy was proud, dedicated, skilled, and passionate about her career in Nursing.


She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Careccia and her husband Michael, her granddaughters, Kristen Hall, her husband Jeffrey and great-granddaughter Penelope, Nicole Penner, her husband Michael and great-granddaughter McKenna, and grandson, Sam Careccia. She is also survived by her sister, Judy Kime and family in Ohio, her sister Margaret Achan in Warwick NY, and her sister-in-law Janice Petrek and family in California, and all the extended Mannarino family, who have always included Dotty in family celebrations, treated her with genuine love and showed great respect for her throughout her lifetime.


Dorothy enjoyed spending her free time with her daughter, Deborah and grandchildren, but most especially her grandson Sam Careccia, who was her care-giver for the last 5 years of her active community life, prior to moving into Braemar Assisted Living. Dorothy loved traveling and visited many states, cities and other countries throughout her lifetime. She loved dancing and music. She also enjoyed playing tennis and reading. A large part of her post-nursing career was being a devoted member of the Warwick Assembly of God Church in Warwick, NY. She loved being a part of the Warwick Red Hats Society, and the Warwick Senior Center activities. Dorothy loved socializing and helping out in the Warwick Valley community. 


A funeral service will be on Friday, January 29 at 10:00 a.m. at Warwick Assembly of God Church, 60 South Street, Warwick, NY followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Association at Thank you.

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