Alexandria (Dina) Cioffi entered into eternal rest, peacefully on April 28th at her home in New Rochelle, NY.
She was born in NYC on February 19th, 1920 to the late Joseph and Elena (Marra) Saracino.
On September 29th, 1946, she married her sweetheart, William (Willie) Cioffi , who predeceased her 36 years ago. They began their life together in the Bronx. Dina was a stay at home mom, who always put her family first. She was a member of the Scotty Senior Citizen Club for over 30 years where she enjoyed playing Bingo and cards. Dina is survived by her sister Elaine Launzel, her four children Lorraine Gargiulo, William (Lenore), Joseph (Deborah) and Maria Carideo (Augie), her 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Savino, Alfred and her twin sister Nancy Saracino.
Dina was a gifted seamstress. Before she was married, she worked in NYC making men’s suits. She began sewing again in her late forties, making gowns, suits and dresses for her herself and her girls.
We will always remember Dina as being kind, generous loving and a nonjudgmental woman. She will also be remembered for her famous advice….” It is nice to be nice in this world.”
Dina will be laid to rest at Long Island National Cemetery with her beloved William in a private ceremony.
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