Beatrice Joy Petullo

March 21, 1950 - Feb. 11, 2019
Beatrice Joy Petullo, March 21, 1950 - Feb. 11, 2019

Beatrice Joy Petullo, who had worked in the pharmacy at White’s Drug Store in Montauk and been a housekeeper at the Sail Inn in the hamlet for the last eight years, where a celebration of her life is to take place at a later date, died at her Montauk home on Feb. 11. She was 68 and reportedly took her own life. 

“She always had a smile and a hello for everybody,” a friend, Sunny Vigilant, said. “She was a very private person, and led a simple life, but she had a supportive circle of friends that she loved dearly, and we loved her.” 

Born on March 21, 1950, in Montclair, N.J., to Angela and Angelo Petullo, she grew up in Northport and attended the elementary school of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in East Northport. She later lived in Huntington.

Two sons, Thomas Nauke and John Nauke, both of New York City, a brother, Jim Petullo of Florida, and a sister, Phyllis Petullo of Virginia, survive.