Dorothy Summerville

Obituary of Dorothy Summerville

Dorothy M. Summerville of Apalachin

Dorothy Marie "Dottie" Summerville, formerly of Staten Island, NY, passed away peacefully at Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday October 10, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband, William, her daughter, Judith, and her parents and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Mary (James) Sabitus and her children Kathryn and Colin Sabitus; son, Douglas and his children Nicholas, Daniel and Stephanie Summerville; and daughter Ellen (Joseph) Morvillo and her children William, Morgan and Brooke Melendez and Cheyenne Morvillo.

Dottie was born on June 5, 1943 in Staten Island, NY to Albert and Dorothy Carter. Upon graduation from high school, she began working at Richmond Memorial Hospital in the maternity ward. She was introduced to her husband, William Summerville, by friends and married in August of 1965. Dottie left work to raise her family until 1975 when she returned to the hospital setting. Dottie served in many positions, including being a transporter and an EMT, but especially enjoyed her work in the drug and alcohol detox program. Following her retirement in 1999, after approximately 25 years at Staten Island University Hospital, she spent many hours volunteering, primarily in the emergency room setting, and was honored on several occasions for her service. In 2003, she relocated to Apalachin, NY to be closer to her family. She enjoyed playing Bunco with friends, watching her grandchildren participate in sporting and musical events, and spending time with her family. Dottie was a very social individual and those who knew her loved to be in her company. She could always make you smile.

Calling hours will be held at Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home LLC,300 East Main St Endicott, on Friday October 19 from 5-7 pm. Dottie was an especially kind, friendly and giving person. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you perform a random act of kindness or donate to the charity of your choosing.

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