Florina M. "Flo" Festa, 87, of Newton, formerly of Staten Island, passed away peacefully Friday, November, 12, 2021, at Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon Township.
Flo was born in Abruzzo, Italy to the late Eustacchio and Maria (DiDonato) Varrassi and moved to Staten Island at the age of 5. She worked as the Director of Purchasing for Staten Island Hospital for more than 25 years prior to retiring in 2004. Flo enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening, clothes shopping, drinking coffee on the deck and spending time at the beach, especially Cape May, NJ.
Flo was a woman as vibrant as her favorite color yellow, always facing life with an optimistic outlook even as she battled cancer for 2 ½ years. She believed in looking and feeling her best and sending positive radiant energy to those around her. Flo lived her life as a devoted wife, mother, grandma and sister; she was always willing to help others, but most importantly her family.
Flo was the devoted wife of her late husband, Nicholas J. Festa; her daughter, Donna Festa and husband, George Zereconski; her grandchildren, Alexandra Gomez and wife, Jaime Hatzelhoffer, and Matthew Zereconski; and her sisters, Angiolina Varrassi, Joanne Weingaertner and Linda Kraynock.
Funeral from the Matthew Funeral Home Inc., 2508 Victory Blvd. on Saturday, 3/12/2022, a Urn Memorial Visitation will be held in the funeral home from 1:00 to 2:30 PM with a private Inurnment to follow