August 24, 1928 ~ March 6, 2022 (age 93)
Florenza entered into rest on March 6, 2022. She was born on August 24, 1928 in Cocullo, Italy to the late Antonio Gizzi and Giovanna (Rosa) Risio (Gizzi). She was married to the late Rio V. Marchione to whom she was married for 64 years. Rio predeceased her in 2017. She was also predeceased by her brother, Fernando Gizzi.
Flora is survived by her son Robert R. Marchione and his wife Filomena, her daughter Anna Russell and her husband Richard; two grandsons, Daniel Marchione and Christopher Marchione; and several nieces and nephews.
Flora and Rio were married in Italy and moved to the US shortly thereafter. She was employed as a seamstress until her retirement. She enjoyed many hours tending to her vegetable and flower garden. In her retirement years Flora enjoyed spending time with her two grandsons. She loved to cook and bake and always welcomed guests into her home and you never left hungry. Holidays were her favorite time to host family and friends. Flora was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She enjoyed her luncheons with friends. Flora was an active member of Sacred Heart Parish and for many years was a volunteer helping to weave beautiful Palm Crosses and arrangements.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, with entombment following in Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Newburgh.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Flora’s memory may be sent to Alzheimer’s Assn. at www.alz.org; or Sacred Heart Church, 301 Ann St., Newburgh, NY 12550.