OBITUARY

Olivine E. Tufano

November 20, 1929January 2, 2013

Olivine E. Tufano, 83 of Citrus Springs, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Ollie was born on Wednesday, November 20, 1929 in Attleboro, Massachusetts to John and Bernadette (Lacasse) Schreiner. Olivine held a B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Education from St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, New York. She was a homemaker and moved to this area 20 years ago from Ozone Park, New York.

Ollie was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs, Florida. She enjoyed dining out, puzzles, wildlife and adored her family, especially her grandchildren.

Ollie was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Tufano in 2011 and sister, Irene Leister.

Survivors include her daughters, Marie Korsiak and husband John of Citrus Springs, Florida, Olivine Ellis and husband Steven of Broad Channel, New York; sons, Patrick Tufano and wife Karen of Fishkill, New York, Michael Tufano and wife Sandi of Lake Ronkonkoma, L.I., New York; brother, Richard Schreiner and wife Helen of Ocala, Florida and grandchildren, Samantha Korsiak and Jon-Pat Korsiak of Citrus Springs, Florida, Alyssa Tufano and Jenna Tufano of Long Island, New York, Nicole Ellis and Steven Ellis of Queens, New York, Chrissy Morello and Nikki Visciglia of New York.

Visitation, Monday, January 7, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Fero Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs, Florida. Interment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida 34464.

Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home www.ferofuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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January 13, 2013

You will be missed Ollie. You were kind and loving and always interested in what was happening in our lives.Rest in peace and thank you. Love Lee

Carolyn and Anna

January 10, 2013

Memories of Aunt Ollie that put a smile on our faces always the first Christmas card to arrive. Sending us books when we were young ( till today we both love to read), Avon perfume holders ( one we remember is a glass swan ). She was warm , funny and generous. Even though we did not see her in recent years we will cherish the memories. Rest in peace Aunt Ollie With all our love Carolyn and Anna Marie

Maureen Del Vecchio

January 10, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Ollie passing but have comfort knowing she is at peace and reunited with uncle pat. I have very fond memories of her kindness and caring. Rest in Peace Aunt Ollie Love Maureen

BARBARA CARROLL

January 8, 2013

I HAVE KNOWN YOUR SON PATRICK FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND I MET YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND AT HIS WEDDING. WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY YOU HAVE AND THAT IS YOUR LEGACY, I AM SURE THAT YOU ARE AT PEACE WITH YOUR HUSBAND IN HEAVEN, MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. SINCERELY, BARBARA AND RICHARD CARROLL
FISHKILL, NY

Rose Ann Rainone

January 8, 2013

Dear Ollie,

I was very sad to hear about your passing. I know you couldn't go on the way you were, but we still don't like to hear that one of our own is gone. You picked the day Mom left us too!

You became related to me when you married Pat. After I married, you were my first "landlord", but that did not interrupt our being in a good relationship as sister-in-laws. After a few years, we were reunited again; this time as my very dear, very kind next-door neighbor. Our children grew up together and, in retrospect, that was so special. The holidays we celebrated together were outstanding and nothing in recent years can compare to the Christmas Eve's our families shared. It's sad, but we take things for granted when they are happening. If we could only turn back the clock and recapture those special moments once more!

Rest assured that I will always remember and miss our weekly talks. Be happy now that you have joined Pat and the rest of the family.

Love always & forever into Eternity,
Rose Ann

P.S. Call me from heaven if St. Peter allows it and pray for all of us always!

Alyssa Tufano

January 7, 2013

Grandma,

The greatest gift I ever received was when I graduated and my Dad flew me down to Florida to see you and pop-pop. You have know idea how much that trip meant to me. You and pop-pop helped me achieve my college education and inspired me to do great things. Not many women your age had a college degree and that was a driving force for me to complete my Masters in Social Work like pop-pop. I will miss the phone calls about the weather and the laughs I shared in Florida with you... that Summer will remain with me forever. Take care, rest easy, RELAX, and watch over all of us. I love you and have missed you since the day you moved to Florida.

-Alyssa

January 7, 2013

OLLIE
Dear Cousin 'Big Sister', original 'Bobby Soxer', Our Princess marries her
Prince - Pat.
Wonderful friend - mother - grandmother - Loving & Loyal - Real Beautiful - God's
blessing to us All we love you back !
Cousin Ann

Jennifer Devereaux

January 7, 2013

What beautiful photographs of the wonderful times of her love and joy.

Barbara Holtzman

January 7, 2013

Knew Ollie, a dear family friend since I was sixteen years old when we moved in next door to her and and her family in Ozone Park. She and my mother had daily coffee klatsches for years, until my parents moved, and Ollie and Pat retired in Florida. We stayed in touch by phone and mail regularly, even more so after my mother died twelve years ago. There will be a big void in my life. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones. It was an honor and priviledge to have had her in my life. How she'll be missed. A kinder and more compassionate human being would be hard to find.

Anne Squillante

January 6, 2013

Dear Aunt Ollie: I have not seen you in recent years, but no one can take away all the fond memories I have of growing up right next door to you and Uncle Pat...you were a second set of parents to me and your children were my siblings too. I got to spend a lot of time with you, not only in Ozone Park, but in Crandon Lakes also and those wonderful times are first and foremost in my mind. So, although I may not have seen you recently, you and Uncle Pat are etched in my mind forever. No one can take that away from me. Although your family will miss you dearly, I do know that you were reunited with Uncle Pat and that, in and of itself, gives me the greatest comfort...I love you and thank you for some of my most treasured memories...Love always, Anne xoxox