Dorothy Susan Berdinka Elliston

August 23, 1947 ~ June 25, 2021 (age 73)


Dorothy Susan “Sue” Berdinka Elliston of Brookhaven, passed away on June 25, 2021, at Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue. She was 73.

Sue was born on August 23, 1947, in Greenport to Frank and Joan Berdinka and was the eldest of seven children. Growing up in Westhampton, she attended local schools and was active in the Church of the Immaculate Conception alongside her mother. In 1977 she married David Elliston. Together they had one son, Sue’s pride and joy, Donald.

For many years Sue worked at both Sears Roebuck and Friendly’s in Riverhead.

Her greatest loves were her son Donald, her family, her church, and her God.

 Sue was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Peter and Martin, and her sisters Rita and Paula.

She is survived by her son Donald (Liz Rogers) of Hampton Bays, her husband David of Jamesport, her sister Maria (James) Raffel of Cutchogue, her brother Michael (Susan) of Aquebogue, and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Visitation will be at Werner Rothwell Funeral Home in Westhampton Beach on July 2 from 6:00-8:00pm. Sue and her brother Peter (who passed on May 28, 2021) will be remembered at a joint funeral Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Quiogue on July 3 at 10:00am. Burial to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue.

Memorial donations can be made in Sue’s memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Bell Tower project. 


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July 2, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Werner & Rothwell Funeral Home
60 Mill Road
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

Mass of Christian Burial
July 3, 2021

10:00 AM
Church of Immaculate Conception (Westhampton, NY)

Interment following funeral service
July 3, 2021

Sacred Heart Cemetery
3494 Depot Lane
Curchogue, NY 11935

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