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Candida Filosa DeMeo

Death 2 Feb 2008 (aged 99)
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 24867409 · View Source
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Candida "Santina" DeMeo was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 22, 1908 of Italian parents, Pietro and Giuseppina Filosa. She moved with her family to Formia, Italy when she was 15 years old. She married Carlo DeMeo and as farmers they raised vegetables and seven girls and one boy.

She immigrated to New York in 1954 and worked as a seamstress and homemaker.

With boundless energy and compassion, she always had a sweet smile as she generously gave of her time and resources for the DeMeo Relief Fund.

On her 95th birthday she was still dancing. She enjoyed tending her vegetable garden, crocheting and sewing but most of all her big Italian family of whom she was so proud.

She is preceded in death by her beloved Carlo DeMeo, brothers & sisters Andrew & Joseph Filosa, Lucy Zangrilo & Helen Scipione and children Franco & Genesia DeMeo.

She leaves her daughters Mary Treglia, Josephine Livecchi, Frances Treglia, Ida Cotignola, Angela Mastromarco & Anna Riehm DeMeo.

She has 20 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren.
Loving and fiesty to the end, she is a wonderful tribute to the Italian American tradition.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 4, 2008, 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann's Church, 854 Midland Avenue, Yonkers, NY.





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  • Added: 24 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24867409
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Candida Filosa DeMeo (22 Dec 1908–2 Feb 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24867409, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Son of Italy (contributor 46797142) .