Amelia Sarro

Passed away on May 6, 2019

Amelia "Millie" Violante Sarro, 97, passed peacefully in the presence of her beloved family on May 6, 2019 at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania in Scranton. Family members from all over the United States and Spain gathered in the past week to be at her side. Amelia shared the same special bond of a closely knit clan and close friends in her final days and hours as she had throughout her wonderful life. Thankfully, her passing was gentle and proceeded with the dignity and the fellowship of great love, according to her sons.

Amelia was born on Sept. 23, 1921 in Astoria, Queens to parents Raffaele Valentino and Francis Violante. For Amelia, family always came first. An expert cook, one of Amelia's passions was to prepare meals and keep the home spotless. She warmly welcomed everyone into her home and Sunday dinner: family, friends and even new acquaintances.

Amelia also loved to dance so much that she joked that she might have pursued a career as a Rockette in Radio City Hall. Instead, she worked for the New York City Board of Education as a teacher's aide until she retired. She met her husband, Armond, before World War II. He served in the U.S. Navy as a bow gunner on a Patrol Bomber Mariner in the Philippians. While living in New York, Amelia and Armond were parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, where they were married in 1948. Amelia was predeceased by her husband who died in 1979 at the age of 57. Amelia never remarried.

Amelia is survived by her sons: Salvatore, William, and Daniel; Daughter-in-laws: Liliana and Kathleen; Grandchildren: Michael (wife Marta), Alyssa, Thomas, Shannon and Daniel; and Great-grandson Matthew.

Interment is scheduled from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at St. John's Cemetery at 80-01 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, New York 11379. Amelia's services are as follows: Visitation is scheduled from 2-5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at The Frederick Funeral Home, at 192-15 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY (718) 357-6100; The Funeral Mass is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, at 23-25 Newtown Ave., Astoria, NY;

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations as follows: In Loving Memory of Amelia Sarro, c/o The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania 1101 Vine Street Scranton, PA 18510, a facility that provided 24/7 nursing care, and related residential services for Amelia for many years, and most recently, coordinated hospice care. For addtional information, go to


  • Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, May 11, 2019


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Lynn Sarro

May 9, 2019

In loving memory of a woman, that through her example, taught me so much about positvity, having a home with an open door and most importantly...Love of family. Rest in Peace Aunt Millie, you forever have an open door to my heart. Lynn❤