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Obituary of Florida America Tarcinale
Florida “Flo” America Tarcinale, 93 a resident of Yonkers, NY peacefully passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Paramount at Somers Manor Nursing Home. She was born on February 28, 1925, to the late Casimiro and Vittoria Nuccitelli in Scurcola Marsicana, Province of L’Aquila, Italy. In 1927, at the age of two, Florida endured a 14-day transatlantic journey and arrived at Ellis Island on the Conte Rosso from Italy accompanied by her mother and four siblings. Florida took pride in the fact that her full name, Florida America, was given to her by her father who for two years awaited his family’s arrival in New York. Upon arriving in New York, Florida was raised in Yonkers where she remained a lifelong resident.
Florida was predeceased in death by her loving husband of 27 years, Herbert Tarcinale; her daughter, Victoria Cleary; son-in-law, Peter Fargnoli; and four siblings, Velia DiSara, Iris Marini, Albert Nuccitelli, and Dante Nuccitelli. Florida is survived by her devoted daughter, Linda Fargnoli, and loving son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Linda Tarcinale, as well as four grandchildren; Peter Fargnoli, Daniella (Leo) Greco, Ernest (Ryan) Fargnoli, and Jennifer (Gerard) Musci; and seven great-grandchildren; Sage, Leo, Ella, Luke, Julia, Julian, and Joseph.
Florida was a devoted parishioner of St. John the Baptist and received great comfort from her faith. She was an active member of the church Seniors Club where she enjoyed socializing with her friends, playing bingo and volunteering much of her time to the care of others. Florida’s zest for life continued well into her golden years when at social gatherings she could be found on the dance floor laughing and smiling with friends and family. She was incredibly kind-hearted and never missed an opportunity to send family and friends handwritten notes to commemorate a birthday or anniversary finding joy in making them feel special. But her greatest joy of all came from simply spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who will all miss her dearly. Florida’s passing represents the end of an era. She and her four siblings, all of whom lived into their 90’,s and affectionately known as the “Dream Team” together laid the foundation of the “American Dream” for future generations. For this we will always be grateful. Florida America……….the beautiful.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Florida’s memory can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (Please see the link on the left side of this page).
Funeral Mass Saturday, July 28th, 2018 at 9:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Church, 670 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10704 with Interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, 50 Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York 10706. The family will be present on Friday from 4-8 PM at Ruggiero & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 732 Yonkers Avneue, Yonkers, New York 10704 (914) 375-1400
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732 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, New York
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