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June 16, 2001 – Jacqueline Petrillo, nee Levey, died in New York on June 7, 2001, after a long battle with cancer. She was 70.
A former resident of St. Thomas, she wrote for The Virgin Islands Daily News from 1970 to 1974.
Prior to and following her time in the territory, she lived in New York, working as a journalist, teacher, counselor and public relations professional. She worked for the Tarrytown Daily News, Lodging magazine and the New York City Board of Education and was a lifelong student of literature, culture and the arts.
She is survived by four children, Mark, Guy, Ralph and Stephanie; daughters-in-law Regina, Leonore and Virginia; son-in-law Douglas; and grandchildren Benjamin and Amanda Gould, Stefano and Franchesca Petrillo, and Nicholas and Jack Petrillo; as well as her former husband and longtime friend, Salvatore Petrillo.
Funeral services were held at Zion Memorial Chapel in Mamaroneck, N.Y., and burial was near the graves of her parents, Samuel Levey and Celia Starr Levey, at King Solomon Memorial Park in Clifton, N.Y.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas TX 75265-0309. For information about the foundation and making donations online or via a toll-free telephone number, see the organization's web site at komen.org/donation.

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