Carol-Petito-Obituary

Dr. Carol Petito

Miami, Florida

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PETITO, CAROL, DR. 76, longtime resident of Coral Gables and New York City, passed away surrounded by her family and dogs on December 15, 2018. Dr. Petito was born in Long Island, NY; went to high school at Northfield Mount Hermon; attended college at Jackson College for Women (Tufts); and...

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I happened to run into a mutual acquaintance of Carol's and mine today and also on a whim as someone else said, "googled" her. I was shocked and very sad to see she died early this year. Just a few hours ago I was telling this mutual friend how good a friend Carol was to me even though we were miles apart professionally. She was in the midst of her medical training and I was an at home mom. Our oldest sons, Frankie Petito and my son Matt were playmates as toddlers. I can see...

On a whim, I googled "Carol Petito" and found this obituary. I was so shocked and sorry to read it. Carol and I went to medical school when women were in a distinct minority and the medical school itself at Columbia was going through a difficult phase. She soon found a niche with close friends and her first husband, Frank. She made extraordinary contributions to neuropathology, using her only functioning eye. It sounds as if she led a very full life, full of accomplishments, family,...

Sharing the great admiration and respect held for esteemed Neuropathology colleague and beloved role model, Dr. Carol Petito. Deepest sympathy to her family from Dr. Margaret Jones

The very fondest of memories endure from P&S med school classmate days. We lived in neighboring Long Island communities and frequently shared car rides home. A lovely person.


My deepest sympathies. May the God of all comfort strengthen the entire family during this time of sorrow. Always remember that God keeps in his memory those whom we lose because they are precious in his eyes. (Psalms 116:15)

Dr. Petito is an amazing person and mentor. I will always remember her smile and sense of humor. As program director, she was a mother to us, her residents. She loved and protected us as much she could. But she would also make sure we did our work and got the most out of our education. We are very blessed to have you as our program director. You will be dearly missed.

My condolences. Dr. Petito was a wonderful person and a great teacher. She will be missed dearly.

Dr. Petito was an inspiration and a dear mentor to generations of pathologists. Her dedication was unparalleled. I am forever grateful for the opportunities she gave me. My condolences to her family.