February 21, 1920February 27, 2013

Iola DeSanto, 93, passed away in Tamarac, Florida on February 27, 2013 after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward. She was born in raised in Scranton, PA and relocated to the Fort Lauderdale are in 1978. She was a retired Broward County Health nurse. She also had careers in teaching and librarianship. She received her Masters degree at Marywood College in Scranton, PA. She had been employed at Dunmore High School and the VA Hospital before moving to Florida. She was listed in Who's Who of American Women. She was an avid bridge player, cook and loving mother. She is survived by her son, Edward, her daughter Gerarda and several nieces and nephews.



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Ralph and Sandy Sallusti

March 22, 2013

This remarkable woman was my Great Aunt. I meet her in Scranton, Pennsylvania when I was a boy in the 1950's. My wife Sandy and I send our sympathy to her family.

Patty Warburton

March 21, 2013

It is with deep sorrow with the passing of Aunt Iola. You are in our prayers.

Maria Gentilezza Lewis

March 20, 2013

I will always remember Iola's hearty laugh, I know she is now with her sisters. God Bless.

Mario Genovese

March 15, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Mary Rose Berardi Tolerico

March 12, 2013

Dear Gerarda and Eddie, I send my deepest sympathies to you and your families. I have always loved and respected Aunt Iola. I have soo many wonderful and happy memories of visiting with you on Grayson Drive...I loved playing in your yard and discovering nature in the woods behind your house...My love, prayers and thoughts are with you, God Bless..xoxo

Karen Witkowski

March 7, 2013

My deepest sympathies to Eddie and Gerry. Your mom was a remarkable woman and will always be remembered. I'm glad I knew her and always enjoyed her hospitality and wonderful home cooking.

Bob Cirba

March 6, 2013

Mrs. Desanto was the kindest teacher I ever had. She passed out candy every Friday to her (4th grade) students (in Blakely, Pa), whose names did not appear on the week's "Demerit List". LOL I truly loved this woman, who encouraged my love of reading as much as any person. What a blessing she was to so many over her lifetime.

March 6, 2013

Gerarda & Eddie,
My mother & all of us send our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. We have such good memories of our childhood & the Grayson Dr. days.

Kathy Morano Vassil (for Margery Morano & the whole John Morano family)


March 5, 2013

Our sincere condolences to you. Aunt Iola will be remembered with great affection.

Frank Mercuri

March 5, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.