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Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home

30 Nelson Avenue, Staten Island, NY

OBITUARY

EDITH P. NASTA

March 1, 1925July 30, 2019

Edith Pauline Nasta, 94 years old, passed away on Tuesday morning July 30, 2019. She was born in Pennsylvania on March 1, 1925. She moved to Staten Island when she was a toddler and was raised by her Aunt Ruth and Carl Larsen, along with her three sisters Doris, Joan, and Margaret. Living with her family in Dongan Hills, Edith went to PS 11 and later attended McKee High School after they moved to Annadale. After high school, Edith worked for Chase Bank in Manhattan until she married her husband Carmine ‘Gabby’ Nasta.

Edith was blessed with many long-term friendships over the course of her life. She met annually for lunch with friends she made in kindergarten and was part of a club of friends she met as a teenager that gathered over the years for outings, to celebrate holidays, and for progressive dinners. It was through this group that she met Carmine who was a lifeguard at Midland Beach.

Edie and Gabby married in August of 1948, settled on Staten Island and raised seven children, Patricia App, Kenneth Nasta, Deborah Nasta, Jeffrey Nasta, Gail Andrews, Barbara Nasta and Stephen Nasta. The family grew to include several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Edie served various roles in the Tenants’ Association of the Stapleton Housing Projects, the Stapleton Athletic Club, and the Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) of her children’s schools. Edie was instrumental in initiating a woman’s softball league in Stapleton. She enjoyed bowling and participated in leagues at Colonial and later Country Lanes. Edie enjoyed traveling with a group of her neighbors who were also members of one of her bowling leagues.

Edie was a diligent and reliable person. In addition to being a homemaker, wife, and mother, Edie did a variety of things outside the home, including servings as a teacher’s aide at P. S. 14 and working as a short-order cook at Hyatt’s Sweet Shop in Stapleton.

Edie was a member of the Great Kills Moravian Church. She was active in the Moravian Women’s Fellowship and Craft Group. She served in the church nursery for many years. One of her creative hobbies was crocheting. Over the years Edie crocheted afghans, baby blankets, and lap blankets for people using wheelchairs. She was also well-known for her delicious Christmas cookies and her famous meatballs and spaghetti sauce.

Edie enjoyed vacationing with her children and their families, visiting Disney World, upstate New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, California, Minnesota, and New England. She and her family often visited the Jersey Shore. Edie enjoyed a special trip to Paris, France with her dear friend Edith and her daughter Fran. Once retired, Edie traveled with Gabby throughout the United States to attend his Marine Corps Reunions.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband Carmine and son Kenneth as well as her parents Carl and Ruth Larsen and her sisters Doris Erickson and Joan Lagno.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Great Kills Moravian Church 11 a.m. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 10, 2019

Memories

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Stephen Nasta

August 4, 2019

There is no mention of my mothers brothers in her obituary. I belive there were four of them. I remember even as a child in the projects, them coming to visit. We had one of those sectional sofa sets in a deep teal green that we sat on. I am like her brother, my Uncle George.

Stephen Nasta

August 4, 2019

Dad, Audrey Mom Kenny and the Jonnie

Barbara Nasta

August 2, 2019

Jean and her daughter often visited mom. Mom also enjoyed seeing Jean during her work shifts at The Brielle.

Barbara Nasta

August 2, 2019

Mom and her youngest daughter

BARBARA NASTA

August 2, 2019

Carol Bilbao

August 2, 2019

Edie adopted everyone as her own. She always gave so much love with her smile, funny stories and love of crafts. GKMC was and always will be family to me and my children and Edie was everyone’s sweet nana ♥️♥️♥️

Stephen Nasta

August 2, 2019

Thank God for modern technology. Mom was a willing participant in my chicanery. Smile and say "CHEESE!". I have all these great selfies with her. You got it 100% real and unrehearsed!

Stephen Nasta

August 2, 2019

Stephen Nasta

August 2, 2019

Mom with my brother Kenny. She was a looker as they used to say.

Stephen Nasta

August 2, 2019

The Edies visiting at Mrs. Miller's house.

FROM THE FAMILY