It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sabrina Gabriella Bertucci on August 13 , 2022 in Manhattan. She was 40 years old and born the youngest of 3 children on July 7, 1982 to Guido and Dorothy Bertucci.
ABILITY first met Sabrina at the United Nations during the Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities and made an immediate connection with her and her memorable smile. Sabrina was kind and persistent especially when she knew something was for your own good. She started working with ABILITY Corps, soon her talents had her marketing employment packages to Fortune 500s while honing her editorial skills with ABILITY Magazine.
Her positivity was unmatched. We were grateful to have had her on the ABILITY Team.
Sabrina attended the Rye Country Day School through high school, and then attended George Washington University in Washington D.C. She graduated Cum Laude, with a BA in Art History. Sabrina had a successful career in ad sales working at publications like Art News and The Magazine Antiques. Most recently she worked at ABILITY Magazine, covering Health, Disability and Human Potential. It was a fitting position for Sabrina as she fought through the challenges presented by her condition.
Sabrina was a loving, daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed life to its fullest, and had a huge heart and an infectious laugh. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her family and friends, especially her five nieces and nephews.
Sabrina is survived by her parents, Guido and Dorothy Bertucci, her grandmother, Adriana Albano, her sister, Giulia (Joel), brother Carlo (Devorah) and her nieces and nephews.
Sabrina was committed to helping scientists learn more about mitochondrial diseases in the hope of eventually developing a cure. She was on the Junior Leadership Council of the New York Stem Cell Foundation, receiving the NYSCF Stem Cell Hero Award in 2014. She also participated in clinical trials through Columbia University. Even in death, she continued working for a cure by donating her organs to science.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Sabrina’s name to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, The Sabrina Bertucci Fund
Two of Sabrina’s articles: