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OBITUARY

Maria R Amendolara

March 1, 1930November 19, 2021
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Maria R Amendolara, age 91, of Babylon Village, New York passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 1, 1930.

Maria is the loving mother of Rose Ann Norman (Robert), Joseph Amendolara (Phyllis) and Thomas Amendolara. She is the cherished grandmother of Heather Norman (Chris), Greg Norman, Lauren Albies(Andy), Drew Norman, Diana Amendolara, and great-grandmother, Summer Paige Albies.

Friends may visit on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. A prayer service at funeral home will be held at 7:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Maria's memory may be made to American Heart Association,

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Boyd-Spencer.com for the Amendolara family.

  • FAMILY

  • Rose Ann Norman (Robert), Daughter
  • Joseph Amendolara (Phyllis), Son
  • Thomas Amendolara, Son
  • Heather Norman (Chris), Grandaughter
  • Greg Norman, Grandson
  • Lauren Albies (Andy), Grandaughter
  • Drew Norman, Grandson
  • Diana Amendolara, Grandaughter
  • Summer Albies, Great Granddaughter

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Memories

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Heather Norman

December 3, 2021


So many wonderful memories of my grandma. Having ice cream on the stoops in Brooklyn, letting her grandchildren pick the type of pasta for dinner, joy she got when she cat babysat, and our phone chats which we always end with “love you always”.

When she visited, time was filled with playing cards, board games, talking walks and plenty of laughter.

Whenever she cat babysat for us, one of the cats would watch her from the top of the stairs while she filled the water and food bowls. Years later, she would smile and laugh about this cat as she remembered him eying her.

Cherish the memories, her soul will forever be with us.

Love you always – Heather and Chris

Margaret DENNINGER

December 1, 2021

Cousin Jensy was a fun, loving person who will be missed. God bless her as she joins other beloved family members in heaven.
Marie Jacobellis Durante
Margaret and Bill Denninger

Bob Norman

November 30, 2021

Forty seven years ago I met my mother in law for the first time. I couldn't ask for a better one. She was always there for us when we needed help in any way. Maria was a second mother to me in many ways.
The last two years of her life I was privileged to care for her. We became even closer and shared a few secrets. She will always be in my heart and soul. I love you
BOB

Rosemary Nurse

November 30, 2021

I’ll miss our conversations about soap operas and life and I’ll miss your funny stories and sense of humor. You were a trailblazer, Aunt Marie, and I’ll always admire the way you fought for Tommy and for the way you took care of your family.
But my greatest memory is of the time you bought me a watch for my Communion and the googly eyes moved back and forth. I thought you were the greatest thing since sliced bread and I continue to feel that way … now and always.
💕

Joanne Zalud-Crawford

November 30, 2021

Marie became my neighbor when we moved to Babylon 20 years ago. Through out the years, my family and I had the pleasure to come to know sure a loving, caring person.
Marie, my mom and Eileen would sit on my porch for hours, telling stories and laughing, I loved watching them together and hearing them laugh.
Marie was so proud of all of her children, especially Tommy. I can still remember the pride in her voice the day she told us that Tommy became an Eagle Scout.
I will miss seeing her beautiful smile and welcoming wave.
May she be resting in the arms of the Angels.

Susan de Bary

November 29, 2021

I knew Marie since I was in college with Rose Ann. I remember when I was Marie's companion for a weekend while the Normans attended a family wedding in Philadelphia. We had a wonderful time ordering takeout pizza and Chinese food, watching Magnum PI and talking with Tom who was giving us telephone updates on the wedding. I learned a lot from Marie about life and will miss her. Godspeed.

Gregory Norman

November 28, 2021

When I think of my grandma, I remember how happy she was when family was around. She loved everyone so much and when she saw all of us interacting and having fun she would light up. That is the image of my grandma that I will always remember.

The one thing that I have always taken from my grandma is the way she would treat everyone with respect even if they did not deserve it. As a kid I noticed this and it will forever be a part of who I am because of her.

Rose Ann Norman

November 28, 2021

What can I say about a woman named Maria (mom to me). Mom showed her children how to live a good Christian life daily. Always giving herself unselfishly, helping with large Italian family gatherings, mom seemed to never tire- washing one more dish in a hot Brooklyn apartment for her family.
One memory I would like to share is Christmas Eve. After a very long day from working as a bank teller, my mother would prepare the Christmas Eve meal from antipasto,, linguini with calamari , baked lobster , clams,steamed mussels, stewed cod, fried shrimp and flounder - ending with homemade cheesecake and ice cream. All dishes would be soaked in the old double sink since my mom and pop would head out to Babylon in the station wagon. Her grandchildren were excited that their grandparents would be there on Christmas morning. After all were in bed, my mom and pop helped load up the children’s Christmas stockings ! My mom and I would sit in front of the tree, totally exhausted but content- knowing that the children would be up in a few hours to unwrap the gifts. That Jenzi smile and kiss on my cheek, telling me to get some rest will be with me always.

Love you always mom. You taught us well!! You are a part of me always.

Photo shows mom’s Christmas ornaments from Brooklyn..

Linda Scalice

November 28, 2021

I remember Mrs Amendolara, aka Rose’s mom, as a proud mother, smiling and watchful. Family was everything to her and her love for her family was palpable from the look of love in her eyes and the way she brought up her children to stay close.

Emily Gerde

November 28, 2021

A few years ago, I had some cousins come over for New Year’s Eve. As always the Jacobellis cousins have a terrific time sharing stories and enjoying an Italian dinner. My favorite part of the evening was a toast for the New Year and I handed out blowers that were popular back in the 60’s and 70’s. Everyone laughed and blew those as hard as they could repeatedly. Seeing the joy on Jenzie, Rosie and my mom’s face (and everyone else) was priceless!

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