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Mary L. Amalfitano

Brooklyn, New York

July 6, 2024

Mary L. Amalfitano Obituary

Mary L. Amalfitano, was a lifelong Brooklyn resident. She was born in Sheepshead Bay, the daughter of Domenico and Lucia Inghingolo. Together with her siblings, Alfonse, Nancy, Louis, and Michael, they were a very close-knit family. She graduated from James Madison High School and a few years later, in 1954, she married the love of her life, Jerry Amalfitano. In 1963, they settled in Dyker Heights where they raised a family of four boys: Jerry, Michael, John, and Richard.

Years later, she became a grandmother to four Grandchildren: Dylan, Michelle, Anthony, and Emily and a Great Grandmother to Julia, Danielle, Isabel, and Eliana and cherished each of them. True to her belief in having “one big family,” “Aunt Mary” (as she was affectionately known) also treated and loved her nieces and nephews as her own.

As a stay-at-home mom, Mary raised her children and always kept the household running perfectly. She was always the perfect hostess, ensuring that whoever came into her home felt like it was their own. Her family and friends loved her cooking, and her Sunday dinners were always the most important (and the best) meal of the week.

Shortly after getting married, Mary and Jerry, together with Roland and Florence Reda, who were their best man and maid of honor at their wedding, opened one of the first Carvel ice cream stores in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, which operated until the early 1980’s.

She was a supporter of her husband’s political career. She frequently attended fundraisers and dinners with Jerry and hosted many events at the club with her large group of friends.

When her children were grown, she decided to go to college. At the age of 50, attended Kingsborough Community College and received an Associate Degree. After graduation, she worked as a school secretary for 30 years at IS 201 Dyker Heights Intermediate School, and then retired when she was in her 80’s.

Mary loved to travel. When the children were young, she frequently took road trips with her sister Nancy and family and in later years, Mary would vacation in Las Vegas, Texas, Florida and in several European countries.

Mary’s life can be summed up in just one word: Love. Be it family or friends, she loved, cherished and cared for each and every person in her life.

Anyone who has met Mary will always carry an everlasting, fond memory of her.

May she rest in peace.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Mary L. Amalfitano hosted by Andrew Torregrossa & Sons Inc. Funeral Homes.

Mary L. Amalfitano, was a lifelong Brooklyn resident. She was born in Sheepshead Bay, the daughter of Domenico and Lucia Inghingolo. Together with her siblings, Alfonse, Nancy, Louis, and Michael, they were a very close-knit family. She graduated from James Madison High School and a few years later, in 1954, she married the love of her life, Jerry Amalfitano. In 1963, they settled in Dyker Heights where they raised a family of four boys: Jerry, Michael, John, and Richard.

Years later, she became a grandmother to four Grandchildren: Dylan, Michelle, Anthony, and Emily and a Great Grandmother to Julia, Danielle, Isabel, and Eliana and cherished each of them. True to her belief in having “one big family,” “Aunt Mary” (as she was affectionately known) also treated and loved her nieces and nephews as her own.

As a stay-at-home mom, Mary raised her children and always kept the household running perfectly. She was always the perfect hostess, ensuring that whoever came into her home felt like it was their own. Her family and friends loved her cooking, and her Sunday dinners were always the most important (and the best) meal of the week.

Shortly after getting married, Mary and Jerry, together with Roland and Florence Reda, who were their best man and maid of honor at their wedding, opened one of the first Carvel ice cream stores in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, which operated until the early 1980’s.

She was a supporter of her husband’s political career. She frequently attended fundraisers and dinners with Jerry and hosted many events at the club with her large group of friends.

When her children were grown, she decided to go to college. At the age of 50, attended Kingsborough Community College and received an Associate Degree. After graduation, she worked as a school secretary for 30 years at IS 201 Dyker Heights Intermediate School, and then retired when she was in her 80’s.

Mary loved to travel. When the children were young, she frequently took road trips with her sister Nancy and family and in later years, Mary would vacation in Las Vegas, Texas, Florida and in several European countries.

Mary’s life can be summed up in just one word: Love. Be it family or friends, she loved, cherished and cared for each and every person in her life.

Anyone who has met Mary will always carry an everlasting, fond memory of her.

May she rest in peace.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Mary L. Amalfitano hosted by Andrew Torregrossa & Sons Inc. Funeral Homes.

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