Obituary of Victor T. Sturiano

February 24, 2020

Dr. Victor T. Sturiano, 79, of New York, NY, passed away peacefully on February 24th, 2020, surrounded by his family.

Vic was born on July 28th, 1940 in Queens and was the first of two children of Victor J. Sturiano and Margaret Sturiano (née Bresciano). He received his BA in Psychology from Manhattan College, his MA in Psychology from the University at Buffalo, and his Ph.D in Psychology from Hofstra University. Vic spent his career as a clinical psychologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and served as the Director of the Narcotics Rehabilitation Center until he retired in 2007. In 2005, he received the Mount Sinai Presidential Service Award, which honors an individual who exemplifies the highest level of dedication to the institution, compassion toward patients, and leadership among staff. In addition to his administrative work, Vic maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Manhattan until he retired in 2013.

In 1967, Vic married Mary Anne Sturiano (née McShane) and moved to Stuyvesant Town, where they raised their children and remained for over fifty years. Vic also loved spending time with Mary Anne and his family at their home in Sag Harbor, NY.

Vic is preceded in death by his parents, by his brother Peter, and by his wife Mary Anne and their daughter Elizabeth. He is survived by his son Chris, his daughter Katie and son-in-law Michael Dwyer, his daughter Meg and Meg's partner Rob Fuller, and his grandchildren Jack and Abby Dwyer.

There will be a memorial service at the Church of the Epiphany (375 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10010) at 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 14th. Donations in Vic's memory can be made to the veterans' mental health organization The Headstrong Project (

The Sturiano family wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to the staff at The Dawn Greene Hospice at Mary Manning Walsh Home for their exceptional care and support in Vic's final days.

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Memorial Service

March 14, 2020

12:00 PM

Church of the Epiphany

375 2nd Ave.

New York City, NY 10010

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My condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. (Isa 61:1.)He was a wonderful person

Posted by: - , - February 26, 2020

I love you and miss you Pal.

Posted by: Christopher Sturiano - New York, NY - March 5, 2020

I loved seeing him in the audience, taking in a play directed by his brilliant daughter, Meg. His love and admiration of her was palpable and beautiful to watch; he was clearly an amazing father. Please accept our condolences.

Posted by: Ellen Anthony - New York, NY - March 8, 2020

I fondly remember when Vic and Maryanne would babysit for us at Breezy Point and Vic made delicious Italian meals. He also took us places too, like the shooting range in LI, which was a real treat. The whole family appreciates how hard Vic worked on the beach house. He always put a smile on everyones face. He will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathy to Chris, Meg and Katie.

Posted by: Jim & Trish McShane - , - March 14, 2020

missing you a little bit extra tonight. you were truly the best bebop anyone could ask for. i love and miss you endlessly.

Posted by: abby - , - March 14, 2021