On Monday, May 18, Florence Locatelli, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away at Danbury Hospital at the age of 90. She succumbed after bravely battling coronavirus.
Florence was born on January 13, 1930 in Yonkers where she was raised. She graduated from Commerce Business School and went to work for McKesson & Robbins. On May 17, 1952, she married Dominic Locatelli and raised 4 daughters. They moved to Yorktown Heights in 1960. In 1967 she went to work for the Yorktown School District starting as a part-time teacher’s aide and worked her way up to Secretary to the Assistant Principal and Audio/Visual Department manager at Yorktown High School. Florence was very active in Girl Scouts and even took one of her troops on a tour of Europe. After retiring in 1979, Florence and Dom moved to Northville, New York where she was elected to the position of Town Councilwoman for the Town of Edinburg for a number of years. She was also very involved in the Edinburgh Historical Society.
Florence’s greatest pleasure in life was being with her husband and her grandchildren. She loved nothing better than having her family around her and cooking endless meals. She was famous for her apple pies which led to her first grandchild calling her “Apple Pie” for a few years. Florence’s greatest heartache was losing her youngest daughter, Jodi Ann in 2004 after a long illness. Florence was preceded in death by her husband Dominic, mother and father, Frank and Margaret Morelli, her sister Renee and brothers Dominic, Frank, and Edward.
Florence is survived by her daughters Margaret Robbins and Lisa Locatelli; her grandchildren, Phillip, Matthew, Timothy, Richard, Theresa and Kymberlee and two great granddaughters, Madelyn and Vivian. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Multiple Sclerosis Society, nationalmssociety.org/site/donation.
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