Margaret Helen Cioffari, of Mamaroneck, died January 24, 2009 at White Plains Hospital. She was born April 11, 1910 in Oswego, NY. She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Patrick Cioffari (21 years ago), brothers William, Samuel and Peter Corso and sister Mary Corso Cutro.
Margaret is survived by her sons, Craig Cioffari and his wife Cindy Brown Cioffari and Frank Cioffari and his wife Leigh. Also survived by grandchildren, Mark, Kate, Bryan, Tracey and three great-grandchildren.
Margaret was a licensed practical nurse. During her nursing career she was the nurse for Babe Ruth. This career choice early in life lead to a retirement life of caring through community service and volunteerism. Since Margaret’s retirement from the Kool Aid Division of the former Kraft-General Foods, she was extremely active in volunteer work at the Mamaroneck Senior Citizen Center.
Through out the years, Margaret was presented with appreciation awards from the Village of Mamaroneck for service to Meals on Wheels, Cancer Screening, tours of the Kraft General Food facility in Rye Brook, NY and Blood Drive Collections. Honorary Life Membership in the Knights of Columbus, Columbiettes, was presented to Margaret after 25 years of devoted and faithful service. This life of community service was honored and exemplified in December of 1991 when she was inducted in “The Westchester County Senior Citizens Hall of Fame”, by NYS Senator Suzi Oppenheimer.
Margaret had a lust for life, loved to play cards, dance, laugh and of course, “HER NY METS” and friends remember her signature quote “the key to staying young is acting young and being active.” GO METS.
In lieu flowers please make donations to Hospice and Palliative Care Westchester, 95 South Broadway White Plains 10601.