February 21, 1920 – February 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
March 5, 2013
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.