Esther Marie Toscano

August 18, 1926August 8, 2018
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Esther Marie Toscano, “Maga,” 91, of Largo gained her angel wings on August 8, 2018, at Princeton Village of Largo peacefully in her sleep. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elio Toscano, parents, Homer and Anna Scanlon, and her siblings, Dorothy Mitchell and Norman Scanlon. Esther is survived by her five children, Nadine (Wayne) Harper, Nanette Toscano, Dan (Kay) Toscano, Tony Toscano and Gina (Ron) Toscano; five grandchildren, Lisa, Kristy, Eliot, Stacy and Malory; and two great-grandchildren, Bradley and Logan. Esther was a very independent, caring, generous woman who loved to laugh, care for children and animals, and spend time with her family. She loved music, shopping and anything that sparkled. She was the first to welcome you with generous compliments, the comforts of sweets, and a warm hug. She loved children and they were equally delighted by her. Her beautiful smile and graceful spirit will be remembered by all who knew her. Esther’s funeral service will be 2pm Sunday, August 12, 2018, with a gathering held one hour prior at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, 2853 Sunset Point Rd, Clearwater 33759. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 12, 2018

Esther Marie Toscano

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Yvonne Bakale

August 11, 2018

My memories of Auntie Esther go back to earlier times. Times when she lived with my uncle and cousins near to our neighborhood. I would often sleep over their house and I can remember the fun I had with my cousins and the jokes my aunt would share with my mom. As sisters they both had a similar sense of humor, a like minded way of looking at things, and even a same way of talking. My Aunt was the connection to my mom, my grandmother Anna and my great grandmother Helen--women I was able to know and love through the many stories and anecedotes told and repeated by my mother and her sister. I hope to keep their memories of the past alive in some way. Love you Dorothy and Esther. Forever & always. --Bonnie

Tina Yurek

August 10, 2018

My Auntie will truly be missed. Her and my mom would get on the telephone and talk and talk and laugh ....and that joy they shared being sisters was beautiful. She had such a giggle when I would talk with her on the phone... After I lost my mom I spoke with Auntie and it was like talking to my mom. The comfort she expressed to me was what I needed at that sad time. She told me to remember my mom with joyful memories as she was going to do. She asked about my kids, my dad and my family and always showed love towards me. I will forever miss you Auntie... I am so grateful you were able to meet my kids, Jonathan & Tara. I know you and my mom are together and sharing stories and I know when you saw my mom ...her arms were open... Love forever. Tina, Tara & Jonathan

Nadine Harper

August 10, 2018

So many things of my Mom I’ll miss...

-Seeing her bright smile every time I visited her and to hear her say, “I was just thinking about you and hoping you would come today!”
-Sharing Publix subs and McDonald’s cheeseburgers and milkshakes.
-How happy and surprised she would be every time I reminded her she would soon be a great grandma. (One positive side of the dementia she suffered with).
-Her sparkly style and jewelry.
-Her beautiful white hair.
-Her love of family.
-Her kind and generous heart.
-Her love of walking in the garden and rallying the other residents to do the same.
-Her love for cats and dogs. Pumpkin, the cat, actually walked along side her, just like a dog would do. She definitely was the cat whisperer! :)
-Watching her “light up” when our daughters and grandsons would visit her. She always loved children and they loved her.
-Her gentle hugs.
-Her love of having her hair brushed.
-Her gratitude for even the smallest favors.

There’s so much more I will miss about her. She was a large part of my life and daily routine. Her love can never be replaced, but her love will never be forgotten.

I love you mom.


Patty Jarrett Tersigni

August 10, 2018

Dear Nadine,
I still remember your Mother inviting me to dinner with your family. She had made sauce, meatballs, and spagetthi. It was so good, but most of all so kind of her to invite me. So sorry for your loss. Love, Patty

Nanette Toscano

August 9, 2018

Mom will be forever cherished in my heart and I’ll talk to her daily. I loved how she lit up when I visited her, saying, “Hi Peachy! I was just thinking about you.” I was able to get some private time with her recently and share some very happy memories. My happiest times were birthdays, all the fun times with the Mitchells, and holidays. She always made them so joyful (in spite of Dad’s objections to how much money she spent - lol). She loved me in the color green and always dressed me in frilly dresses because I loved to twirl in them. I hope she’s enjoying an abundance of her favorite sweets in Heaven with her dear sister Dorothy to whom she was so close and lost this same month last year. I love you Mom now and forever. I’m proud to be your Peachy. 🍑❤️❤️

Linda Smith

August 9, 2018

Mrs.Toscano was a beautiful, sweet woman. She was one of the kindest women I ever met. Always well put together, always a true lady. My heart goes out to my lifelong friend, Nadine, and all her family. Esther was blessed to meet two gorgeous great grandchildren. May she rest in peace and live forever with Jesus.


Mom's 90th Birthday


She needed a little extra wind!


Eliot, Kay, Mom & Wayne at our daughters' engagement party