It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anna Marino Longordo, beloved wife and mother, on February 15, 2023. Anna was born on March 25, 1930 to Giuseppe Marino and Francesca Varbaro in the scenic Mediterranean town of Scilla in Reggio Calabria, Italy. It is a town immortalized in Greek mythology.
Anna emigrated from Italy with her husband and two children, to live in New Rochelle, NY. She and her family have resided in this community almost six decades. She was married to the late Domenico Longordo for 63 years. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2015 at a mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral presided by Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan.
Anna is survived by her daughter Elvira, her son Carmelo, her brother Gaetano Marino with wife Beverly, and sister-in-law Antoinetta Marino. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Renato Longordo with wife Ariane, her sisters-in-law, Anna Maria Coppeto with husband Bruno, and the widowed Maria Longordo, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family both in the US and abroad.
Anna nurtured a passion for learning in her children, taking great pride in their accomplishments in higher education and careers in research, education and business.
Anna was an exceptional seamstress and chef. She was extremely adept in the culinary arts and loved to grow organic vegetables in her garden. To the delight of family and friends, she loved preparing elaborate multi-course meals worthy of a fine restaurant.
Anna was always putting her family and friends above herself. She loved helping people and bringing peace to any situation. Among her selfless attributes, she will be remembered for counseling others to persevere and overcome the challenges that they faced in life. Anna was a force for good in our world. She will be missed by all who knew her. To honor her, we encourage everyone to consider being a force for good and for peace, in whatever way they have the opportunity to act and solve problems locally and globally.
A brief viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 21 from 9:30 to 10:00 am at the George T. Davis Funeral Home on 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY. At 10:30 am, a Catholic funeral mass will be said at the Church of the Holy Family on 83 Clove Road, New Rochelle, NY by Rev. Msgr. Dennis P. Keane. This will be followed by a brief ceremony at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Chester, NY.