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Biography – Ann M. Mitarotonda (Sept 18, 1931 – Dec 28, 2021)
A Loving and Devoted Wife, Mother, Nanny, Sister, Aunt and Friend
Mom was born and grew up in Brooklyn, NY to parents Anthony and Mary Miccio in close-knit family. She was the youngest of 4 children (Deceased Siblings-Frank, Louise, Louis) and held onto her cherished childhood memories which she would often share with her children and grandchildren. We all loved hearing them.
Mom was a true warrior proving that physical stature (she was small and frail as she aged) has no bearing on the heart and soul of a giant. She combatted breast cancer at 84 years of age after enduring the tragic loss of our Dad Louis to West Nile Virus and 9 months later, her son Rich to soft tissue sarcoma.
She lovingly visited our Dad every while he battled this terrible illness for 5 years. Losing our brother Rich 9 months later delivered a massive blow but through her strong Catholic Faith and love of family and friends, she persevered.
She was a senior secretary at St. John’s University and earned her B.A. graduating Magna Cum Laude and leading her class into the ceremonial hall. This was done when she was in her 50’s.
Mom adored her children, Richard (Maura), Louise (LouAnn) Matera, and Robert (Maria) and grandchildren, Richard Jr., Anthony and Alessia. Being able to watch her grandchildren achieve so many milestones and attending as many as she could, was the true key to her heart. She loved each one for their own individualism and talents.
She was my best friend and I looked forward to sharing my lunch hour with her and her beloved dog, Lucia, every day. As true friends, we shared all of life’s challenges and cherished moments and we always remained close. I miss her so much and am truly heartbroken but I take solace in being able to celebrate her 90th Birthday a few short months ago and thank God, my brother Bob and I were there when He called her to Eternal Rest.
One could only aspire to have the strength and courage of this remarkable woman, Ann M. Mitarotonda