Obituary of Frances Sturniolo
Frances Sturniolo, 91, of Sun City Center, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at her home.
Friends may call Monday, May 13, 10 am, at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, 33573. A memorial celebration of life and gathering will be held 10 am, Monday, May 13 at Sun City Center Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Sarasota National Cemetery.
Frances was born October 4, 1927 in Palermo, Sicily to Salvatore and Maria (nee Dominicelli) Lo Verde. She immigrated to the US in 1938 at the age of eleven. During WWII, Frances worked as an assembly line circuit tester at the Emerson Radio factory in Manhattan, New York. While at Emerson, she was introduced, by her sister, to a young Army Air force veteran also employed there. On December 30, 1948 she married Joseph Sturniolo in Brooklyn, NY. Frances was a devoted homemaker and mother. She enjoyed music, dancing, listening to classical opera and swing. She loved dogs and her family owned many different breeds over the years.
Frances is survived by her daughter, Carol Ann Piazza; two sons, David and Joseph Sturniolo , sister Paulina Ingemi; four grandchildren, Zachary and Tyler Sturniolo, Christopher and Brian Piazza; two great-grandchildren, Anthony Joseph and AnnaMarie Piazza. She was preceded in death by her parents: Salvatore and Maria, her sister Rose and brother Gaspar Loverde. Also, her husband, of almost 67 years, Joseph passed away in 2015.