Edward F. Carter Funeral Home

41 Grand Street, Croton-On-Hudson, NY


Dennis Pettit

January 27, 1948July 31, 2015

Dennis J. Pettit, 67, of Naples FL., Southport NC., Croton-On-Hudson NY. and the Bronx, NY died Friday, July 31, 2015 following a four year battle with Cancer. He died peacefully with his wife, daughters and sister Rita privileged to be by his side on that journey.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joe & Rita, in-laws, Willie & "Sis", sister-in-law Pat and husband Ken. He was a 'rock' for all of them. He is survived by his best friend & wife Lorraine (Finer) who found in him the perfect partner, protector, soul mate & companion.

Dennis will be sorely missed by many, children: James, Stephanie, Tracy and their spouses Cindy, Wally Bale & Karl Segelbacher. Loved by his grandkids, Kaitlyn, Jamie & his "boy" Owen. Siblings: Karen (Jay) King, Rita (Mark) Many, Joe & Stan, Michael (Julie) and their children Jennifer, Megan, Bryan, Conner & Kailee and he was so loved & admired by his many cousins.

His inspirational life will be celebrated on Friday August 7, Edward F. Carter Funeral Home 2-4pm & 7-9pm , Croton-on-Hudson NY, funeral Mass Saturday August 8, 10am, Holy Name of Mary Church, Croton-on-Hudson NY.

Family will always treasure the tremendous love & support given by friends in Florida, N. Carolina & New York. So very grateful to the team at Avow Hospice in Naples, FL this past week.

Family requests memorials be made to the Hospice of choice or the Wounded Warrior Fund..


  • Memorial Visitation 2-4 & 7-9PM Friday, August 7, 2015
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 8, 2015


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Rita Many

October 16, 2015

Love you, Brother <3 The world will never be the same without you. Hugs and Kisses.

Jayne Lathrop

August 26, 2015

Lorraine, I'm so sorry to hear of Dennis' passing, and very glad now I got to see you both before you left us in February. He was charm and mirth in one special spirit, and I will miss him. You and his children are in my prayers.

Ronald Finer

August 11, 2015

Sorry for your loss,you are in our prayers

Terri Finer

August 6, 2015

Lorraine, I was so sorry to hear the news from Marilyn. Sending love and condolences to you and your family during this sad time.
Love Terri (Finer)

August 5, 2015

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers, may you be comforted by family and friends through this difficult time.
Many Hugs Marilyn(Finer)& Denis Holmes

Debbie Savini

August 5, 2015

What a wonderful man; a really great guy. Remembering our many travel adventures with Dennis and Lorraine, like dinner in Paris with a view of the twinkling Eiffel Tower. Rest in peace good man.

Susan and John Segelbacher

August 5, 2015

We could tell right away that Dennis was a loving man who was in love with his family. It was an honor to have known him.

August 4, 2015

You could always count on Dennis to offer up a quick-witted remark...a commentary on what was going on around us...or some good advice. As good a friend as you could have, and a special fireman. I have often thought about the time that Regina and me visited Dennis and Lorraine in North Carolina and what a good time we all had. I will miss you brother.
Frank Musumeci, Kingman, AZ

August 4, 2015

We are sorry to hear of Dennis's passing. It seems like only yesterday that we boated from New Jersey to the Croton Yacht Club for his wedding to Lorraine. He was quick with a smile and a joke and always good company.
Lucille And Ray Finer

Ken Nagle

August 4, 2015

Always a fine man and a great firefighter. Will be missed by all. My heart goes out to his family. Take care Dennis on your journey.