Obituary of Florence Agnes Collazo
Florence passed away peacefully and with grace in the arms of her family at the Joe Raso Hospice Residence on August 10, 2019.
She was born in New York City on November 3, 1946 to Henry and Florence (McAllister) Diercksen. Floss, as she was affectionately called was raised in the Bronx as part of a close family union of parents, brothers, many cousins, aunts and uncles.
After graduation from Mother Cabrini High School, she worked for several years as a medical secretary for St Clare’s Hospital in Manhattan. Florence then began a long and exciting career as an executive secretary for the airlines and enjoyed the benefits of travel with her family and friends.
Upon retirement from Delta Airlines, Florence returned to her love of health care and worked as a receptionist for a local medical practice.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Charles Collazo, her brothers, James (Rose Marie) and John (Mary) Diercksen, eight nieces and nephews and eighteen great nieces and nephews.
She was much loved and will remain forever in the hearts of all those who knew her.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Aedan’s Church, Pearl River, New York on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10 AM, followed by burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York.
34 N. Summit St.
Pearl River, NY 10965
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