Obituary for Beulah Vetrano Politi, owner of Sit & Knit

Beulah Vetrano Politi, daughter of the late Gennaro and Theresa Coppola Vetrano, born in Yonkers, NY on January 16, 1924, entered into eternal peace on January 7, 2021.

She was greeted in heaven by her husband, Enzo N. Politi, her beloved grandson Michael J. Politi, son-in-law, Ken Thomas, her 9 siblings, and several nieces and nephews.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving children, Mary Thomas, Joseph E. Politi and his wife Ronnie; John W. Politi and his wife Lynn; James C. Politi and his wife Marjorie, together with her much-adored grandchildren, Andrew Jones; Jeffrey Jones and his wife Kelly; Rebecca Jones; Stacey Buettner and her husband Matt; Jenifer Politi; Nicholas Politi and his wife Letitia; Kari McGowan and her husband Chris; Emily Pearl and her husband Tim; James Politi and his wife Leilani; Samuel Politi and her “bonus grandchildren” the Kodilanen kids and their mom, Tina Olsen.   And lastly, her “crown jewels” her 12 great-grandchildren, Abigail and Olivia Buettner; Ethan and Allyson Jones; Emma Jones; MaryJane, Augusten, Levon and Olive Politi; Christopher and Kayleigh McGowan; and Lena Pearl. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.

While she will be most famously remembered by many for her years as a Tupperware dealer, she was also a Past Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America (Court Patricia 195); a member of the Red Hat Society; the Sacred Heart Pre-Cana Society; and many, many other community organizations.  Beulah was also able to realize one of her dreams, owning her own knitting shop on Broadway in Newburgh, The Sit & Knit Shop, where many a friend spent many an hour “kibbitzing and knitting”.

Beulah was full of love for everyone she met and was the life of every party.  She will truly be missed by so many but her loving legacy will remain with us always.

We thank the many friends and family who were always there to help our Mom over the years and the wonderful staff at Wingate Beacon for their compassionate care in her final years.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 14 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Sacred Heart Church, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a children’s charity of your choice or perform an act of kindness in her memory.

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