Florence Amarosa, lifelong Villager, dies at 99

Florence Amarosa.

BY GABE HERMAN | Florence Amarosa, a lifelong Greenwich Village resident who was an active member of the community, died Nov. 23 at age 99.

The cause of death was heart failure, according to her family.

Amarosa was born in 1919 on Sullivan St., and lived there until 1930, when her family moved to Carmine St., according to her son Michael.

Florence and her husband, Anthony, had one child, Michael, and she is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Anthony died in 1995, just before his 82nd birthday. Florence was a homemaker, and Anthony was a teamster who drove a tractor-trailer.

“She was very strong-willed, a very strong personality,” recalled Michael. He said his mother was very active in Our Lady of Pompeii Church and its school, including its P.T.A., and also in local senior citizen programs. Florence traveled a lot, Michael said, including several times to Italy with Anthony.

“She was a great lady,” Michael said. “She loved her neighborhood, she loved her family, she loved her friends. A very caring individual.”

Visitations were at Perazzo Funeral Home on Nov. 25 and 26. On Nov. 27, there was a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Pompeii Church and internment at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, N.Y.

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