Florence (Sgandurra) Boscarino (1929 - 2014)

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Birth

at 1781 West 12th Street, in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York United States

Baptized

at Our Lady of Grace church, in Brooklyn, New York United States

Death

on at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey United States
Cause of death: Kidney Failure

Cause of death

Kidney Failure

Burial / Funeral

at Our Lady of Grace Church, in Flushing, Queens County, New York United States

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Last Known Residence

33 University Road, in East Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey United States

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Family

Parent: Joseph Sgandurra
Parent: Mary Sgandurra
Siblings: John Sgandurra, Thomas F. Sgandurra, Alfred, and Robert

Spouse: Stephan Boscarino

Children: Diane Rakossy (Nee Boscarino)

Education

Lafayette High School Brooklyn New York

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Maiden name

Sgandurra

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Ethnicity

Sicilian

Nationality

United States

Religion

Catholic

Gender

Female

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1929 - In the year that Florence (Sgandurra) Boscarino was born, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

1949 - She was 20 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

1950 - She was 21 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

1964 - By the time she was 35 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1978 - She was 49 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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Florence Sgandurra Boscarino

AGE: 85 • East Brunswick

Florence Sgandurra Boscarino died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. She was 85. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she was a graduate of Lafayette High School. She married her loving husband Stephen Boscarino in 1962. She then gave birth to her beloved daughter, Diane in 1963. In 1972, they moved to Flushing, NY, and then they relocated to East Brunswick in 1996, where they resided with her daughter and son-in-law. Florence was a dialysis patient for 14 years at DCI in North Brunswick, and known as "Momma Flo" and "Flo Bo." Her favorite role in life was Grandma. She loved her family, especially her beloved grandchildren. Florence was a communicant of St. Bartholomew RC Church, East Brunswick.

She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen Boscarino in 2007; and her 4 brothers. Surviving are her beloved daughter, Diane Rakossy and her husband Robert of East Brunswick; and loving granddaughters, Alyssa and Jenna.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, 9:15 AM, at The Brunswick Memorial Home, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bartholomew RC Church, East Brunswick. Interment will follow at Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, Flushing, NY.

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