Julianne Mary Dangovetsky Worman Trott, mother of four and grandmother of six, passed away peacefully the evening of April 25th after a decade-long battle with Frontotemporal Dementia.
Born in Philadelphia on January 18th, 1952, Julianne was a natural care-giver who helped parents Joseph and Barbara Dangovetsky raise and nurture a family of seven children. Because of her sense of duty and desire to help others, Julianne was inspired to become a Registered Nurse, graduating in 1972 to begin what would become a lifelong career of selfless giving.
Throughout the 1970s Julianne led nursing staff at Abington Memorial Hospital, before taking a year off to give birth to her first child around the Christmas of 1975. She immediately returned to her role as a nursing leader, managing the Surgical and Emergency nursing staff at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland, and again at Abington Memorial for several years, before beginning a 40 year tour of duty that encompassed:
• Psychiatric care at Horsham Hospital in Ambler, Pennsylvania
• The Dual Diagnosis ward at Huntington Hospital in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
• Drug rehabilitation and detoxification at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan
• Bethany Center and Marworth Treatment Center in Pennsylvania
• Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale, Pennsylvania
• VNA Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
• Outpatient care at Tri-County Human Services Center/Northwestern Human Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania (NHS/NEPA)
Julianne was a fierce advocate for patient care, mental health services, rehabilitation access, and geriatric support. Her greatest joy was caring for elderly folk who could no longer care for themselves, giving each of them some fun activity to fill their day. It's impossible to count the number of people Julianne helped throughout her long journey as a nurse and bold leader in the patient care profession.
In her private life Julianne was a vibrant, outgoing, and selfless personality who enjoyed music, literature, art, writing, poetry, and gardening. She was a tireless matriarch, raising and putting all four of her children through college largely as a single mother, while working multiple jobs, and still finding time to be a strong guiding and uniting force for her family.
Ironically, after a lifetime of service to caring for her family and others, Julianne was diagnosed with early onset Frontotemporal Dementia, a degenerative neurological condition for which there is still no cure. Her children Michael Worman of New Jersey, Andrea Carter and Katherine Trott of Philadelphia, and Jim Trott of Clarks Summit, were brought closer together throughout this ordeal, along with their spouses Kelly, Braheem, and Julie, as well as her grandchildren Joshua, Jacob, Olivia, Nora, Elijah, and our newest family member, baby Owen.
In addition to her children, grandchildren, Julianne is survived in life by her brothers and sisters Joseph Dangovetsky, Robert Dangovetsky Sr., Ursula Kirsch, and Mary Paraschak, as well as many nieces and nephews and her long-time companion Frank Constantine of Jermyn, PA. We also recall in loving memory Julianne's brothers Alexander and Michael Dangovetsky, and her nephew Robert John Dangovetsky.
Friends, family, and all are invited to Julianne's Visitation from 9 am to 9:50 am, Eulogy at 9:50 am, and Funeral Mass at 10 am, Saturday, May 6th 2023, at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church located at 9220 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia PA, 19115. Interment will be held privately at a later date.
There will be an after-service luncheon at 12:00pm, at Marco Polo Ristorante, 8080 Old York Rd., Elkins Park PA 19027. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Julianne's memory to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration at the following website:
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