Dorothy Veronica Pintauro, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor and devoted homemaker, died on Sunday at the Westhampton Care Center from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. She was 87.
Mrs. Pintauro was born on Aug. 22, 1926, in Brooklyn to Frank Meurer and the former Susan O’Laughlin. She grew up in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, where she also went to high school.
She married Anthony Pintauro in Elmont, N.Y., on Sept. 3, 1949. The couple had four children, Frank, Barbara, Richard, and Robert, and Mrs. Pintauro stayed home to care for them. In 1957, the couple bought a summer house in Sag Harbor, and 15 years ago, they moved there permanently from Garden City.
As a young woman, Mrs. Pintauro was a passionate oil painter. She had attended art school and took classes at the Art Barge on Napeague. In later years, she loved spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren.
Her husband died in July of 2010.
Mrs. Pintauro is survived by her children, Barbara Lobosco, Richard Pintauro, and Robert Pintauro, all of Sag Harbor. A brother, William Meurer of Richmond Hill, also survives, as do 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Her son Frank Pintauro died before her.
Visiting hours will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. A Mass will be said tomorrow at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sag Harbor beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Andrew’s Cemetery.