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February 02, 2015

Obituary: Carroll Petrie, N.Y. Patron of Arts and Medicine

Carroll Petrie, a prominent New York socialite and philanthropist who gave hundreds of millions of dollars to hospitals, cultural institutions, and other causes, died at her Manhattan home January 22 at age 90, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Ms. Petrie and her late husband, retail mogul Milton Petrie, endowed the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation with more than $300-million. Major beneficiaries have included the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Parrish Art Museum on Long Island.