Kelly Doroski was a bright and colorful person, ready to embrace life and all its beauty each and every day, according to her sister Tracy Doroski.
Which is why, on Wednesday, February 13, as the 23-year-old’s family planned to gather in celebration of a mother, sister and daughter, mourners were instructed to wear no black, but all the shades of the rainbow for the viewing of Doroksi at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor.
The service, scheduled for Thursday, February 14, also at the funeral home at 11 a.m. has the same dress code request with a memorial service to follow at one of Kelly’s favorite restaurants, Il Capuccino on Madison Street in Sag Harbor.
Kelly, a Sag Harbor native who graduated Pierson Middle-High School in 2006, was killed in a car crash on Route 114 just south of Plank Road in East Hampton on Thursday, February 7, according to East Hampton Town Police.
According to East Hampton Police Detective Chris Anderson, the cause of the single car crash is still under investigation. A nearby resident called police after hearing the accident, which occurred around 8:40 p.m. while Kelly was travelling in the southbound lane, said Detective Anderson, and called 911. Kelly’s 2009 Mazda was discovered by officers in a wooded area. She was removed from the vehicle by ambulance crews and transported to Southampton Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Hampton Town Police at 537-7575.
“All I have to say is that Kelly was much loved by her family and was one of my closest companions,” said Kelly’s mother, Patricia L. Doroski, of Sag Harbor on Tuesday. “We spoke most days, except when Max was home and then her time was spent with her boys. I will miss her more than any words can convey.”
In addition to her mother, and father, William J. Doroski, Kelly is survived by her fiancée Max Corrigan and their 22-month-old son, Joshua Aiden Corrigan; two sisters, Tracy Doroski and Alice Delacruz; a brother, William Doroski; and two nieces Sydney Doroski and Sarah Delacruz, all Sag Harbor residents.
According to Tracy, Joshua was the light of his mother’s life.
“She loved her son,” said Tracy on Tuesday. “That was her passion. That is what she did all day and every day and nothing made her happier.”
Corrigan met Kelly while they worked together in East Hampton, said Tracy, and the two immediately became the best of friends, rarely separated after their first meeting.
The couple recently moved, with their son, to East Hampton. Kelly was driving home when the accident occurred.
Kelly was born on May 15, 1989. After graduating Pierson Middle-High School, she attended Suffolk Community College, only to leave to pursue a dream come true, said family members, raising her young son.
“Kelly was such a bright and colorful person,” said Tracy of the family’s decision to request bright colors in celebration of Kelly’s life. “I don’t think we could find more than one piece of black clothing in her closet and it is important to remember her for the person she was. She strived to be different and when she found something she loved she was hooked.”
The viewing for Kelly will be held at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home on Division Street in Sag Harbor on Wednesday, February 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 14 followed by a celebration of Kelly’s life at Il Capuccino.
“Although not yet married, Kelly was a dedicated mother and wife,” wrote the family in an obituary statement. “She loved her family more than anything in the world. She was free-spirited and always trying to make the best of everything. She was taken from this earth way too soon, unable to even begin many of her hopes and dreams, but will live on through her family, especially her beautiful, amazing son.”
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to the Animal Rescue Center of the Hamptons, P.O. Box 902, Wainscott, NY 11975 or at www.arfhamptons.org.