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Feb 12, 2013 11:10 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Kelly Doroski, 23, Remembered As 'A Free Spirit'

Feb 12, 2013 5:47 PM

Kelly Anne Doroski, 23, and her fiancé Max Corrigan, had just moved from Southampton into “a beautiful little house” in East Hampton after Christmas and were still unpacking, Kelly’s mother, Patricia L. Doroski of Sag Harbor, said on Monday.

“She just loved it,” Ms. Doroski said of her daughter’s new home, of her daughter’s being a homemaker and of her daughter’s being the fiancee of Max Corrigan and the mother of a 22-month-old Joshua Aiden Corrigan.

“She was a free spirit, she was fun-loving,” Patricia Doroski said. Kelly Doroski liked to play with her baby and walk him around in his stroller, visiting her fiance at the AT&T store on Park Place in East Hampton or her mother in Sag Harbor, where she’d grown up. “She was always, ‘Come hang out with me, Mommy,’” Ms. Doroski said, adding that she didn’t think there was anything more important to her daughter than her family and friends.

On Thursday, Kelly Doroski drove to Sag Harbor to help her 12-year-old niece, Sydney, with an outfit for a Valentine’s Day dance, scheduled for Friday, but which was later cancelled because of the snowstorm. Ms. Doroski then went home and put Joshua to bed. Realizing she’d left her cellphone in Sag Harbor, she drove back there and was on her way to East Hampton again when she somehow lost control of her car.

The 2009 Mazda was found in a wooded area off the southbound lane of Route 114 in East Hampton at approximately 8:30 p.m., according to the East Hampton Town Police, who continue to investigate the accident. East Hampton Fire Department volunteers freed Ms. Doroski from her car and she was transported to Southampton Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Besides her mother, son and fiance, Ms. Doroski is survived by her father, William J. Doroski; two sisters, Tracy Doroski and Alice Delacruz; one brother, William Doroski; and two nieces, Sydney Doroski and Sarah Delacruz, all of Sag Harbor.

Visiting will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 14. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the 
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons at P.O. Box 901, Wainscott, NY 11975 or

“She loved animals,” Ms. Doroski’s mother said of her daughter, who had four cats, including one called Jethro Gibbs, for a character in the TV show “NCIS,” that she got “for her little boy to grow up with.”

“She was looking to get him a dog, but it wasn’t time yet,” Joshua’s grandmother said. Kelly Doroski also had geckos and an iguana, and she’d brought another four cats to her mother in Sag Harbor.

Born on May 15, 1989, she graduated from Pierson High School in 2006. Ms. Doroski took classes at Suffolk County Community College, but “once she had Joshua, she spent all her time devoted to him and Max,” her mother said. “That was her life,” Ms. Doroski said, “she was a very happy stay-at-home wife and mommy.”

The young woman’s family emphasized that sentiment in a note for her obituary. “Although not yet married, Kelly was a dedicated mother and wife,” it says. “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.”

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Sad news.
By dagdavid (646), southampton on Feb 8, 13 8:31 AM
So sad..Prayers of comfort and peace to her family.
By gansetteer (125), East Hampton on Feb 8, 13 9:46 AM
Very sad...a mother's nightmare! Heartfelt sympathy to her parents.
By AnonymousSgh (183), Sag Harbor on Feb 8, 13 3:41 PM
23 years old is way too young. Horrible. RIP.
By dnice (2336), Hampton Bays on Feb 8, 13 3:54 PM
Its a very sad loss, i knew her and she was a great person. She will be extremely missed by lots of people.
By Mommy (2), southampton on Feb 8, 13 6:59 PM
Such a great friend! RIP and prayers to the family and friends
By SHTownHB (74), Hampton Bays on Feb 9, 13 8:53 PM
RIP please don't let her son forget her.
By xtiego (632), bridgehampton on Feb 13, 13 7:16 PM
sory I meant that at 2 years old he must see her pictures and remember as a great mother and the love of her family. Way too young to pass.
By xtiego (632), bridgehampton on Feb 13, 13 7:17 PM
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