Dolores Rudis of Riverhead died on May 8, 2017 at Pegasus Palliative Care Center. She was 83 years old.
She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on September 20, 1933 to Joseph and Emma Cicerelli.
Formerly of Mastic Beach, she had lived in Riverhead for the past twenty years and was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church.
She was a retired bus driver for Adelwerth Bus Corporation and Suffolk County Transit and worked more recently at McDonald’s. In her spare time, she enjoyed bingo, gambling and crossword puzzles. The unconditional love of her family is what family members remember fondly.
She is survived by four children: Bruce (Marge) Rudis, John Rudis, Zita Harris (Mark Bozuhoski) and Dolores (Mark) Stromski; a brother Alfred Smith; grandchildren Bruce Rudis, Jr., Dean Camastro, Jr., Autumn Harris, Cheyenne Harris, Melina Harris, Jordyn Stromski, Christian Stromski, Kyleigh Stromski, Ralph Dowling, John Dowling and Michael Dowling and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 11 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 12 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck. Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pegasus Palliative Care Program at Peconic Bay Medical Center, 1300 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, New York 11901 would be appreciated.