Florence Arita, 89, Former Rye Brook Resident and Florist

Florence Arita. Photo credit: Legacy.com
Florence Arita. Photo credit: Legacy.com
The following obituary is from Legacy.com and The Journal News:

Florence Arita, 89, a resident of Rye Brook, NY died June 20, 2014.

She was born August 12, 1924 in Mount Kisco, NY to the late Pasquale and Catherine Doscoli Amuso. She was a homemaker and with her husband owned and operated Arita Florist in Port Chester. She was the widow of Takashi Arita who died March 14, 1991.

Mrs. Arita was a parishioner of Corpus Christi Church. She is survived by her son Patrick Arita and wife Cindy, daughters Kathy Hodge and husband Mike and JoAnn Palteroti and husband Rocco all of Rye Brook, NY, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, sisters Frances Carino of Cos Cob, CT and Theresa Siclari of Vermont.

She was predeceased by her brothers Rocco and Tony Amuso and sister Mary Gumina. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30AM on Friday June 27, 2014 at Corpus Christi Church 136 South Regent St. Port Chester, NY. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be to Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital Memphis, TN. 


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