|Birth: ||Aug. 21, 1896|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 25, 1989|
Florence C. Paterno, age 92, passed away of natural causes on the night of June 25, 1989 at the State College Manor Nursing Home. She was born August 21, 1896 in New York state. She and her husband, the late Angelo Lafayette Paterno, settled and raised their children in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn in Kings County, New York.
She was survived by two sons, Joe of State College, Pennsylvania, and George of Port Washington, New York; a daughter, Florence Mittleman of Locust Valley, New York; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a third son, Franklin, who died at age 15 months.
A viewing was held June 27 at the Whitting Funeral Home in Glen Head, New York. The funeral mass was held the next morning at the St. Paul The Apostle Church in Brookville, New York. She was interred at St. Charles Cemetery in Pinelawn, New York.
The Paterno family requested that contributions be made in care of Penn State University, Paterno Library Endowment Fund, Office of Gift Records, 1 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802.
Florence and Angelo Paterno had expected their son Joe to grow up and earn a law degree like his father. It was said that Mrs. Paterno was less than thrilled by the career he chose, as a college football coach, and occasionally told him to get a real job. However she was proud of him and the things she saw him accomplish during her lifetime.
She moved from Brooklyn to State College in 1982 and loved watching Penn State football.
Angelo L. Paterno (1896 - 1956)
Joe Paterno (1926 - 2012)*
George E. Paterno (1928 - 2002)*
Saint Charles Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Sep 15, 2012
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