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Anna Drapola
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In memory of
Anna Drapola
Anna Drapola, 94 'Feisty and quick-witted,' a 'happy woman who loved her family' Anna Drapola (nee Scandiffio), 94, passed away at Golden Gate Health Care Center on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, Mrs. Drapola moved to the Upper East Side of Manhattan in 1950, settling in Staten Island two years ago. Mrs. Drapola began her working career at Sterling Mounting and Finishing, a commercial printing company based in NYC. It is there where she met her beloved husband of over 51 years, Mr. Benjamin Drapola, who was working as a die cutter with the company. He passed away in 2001. Mrs. Drapola also began a 30-year career as a private nanny, caring for neighborhood children on the Upper East Side. A longtime and active parishioner of both St. Stephen of Hungary Church and the Church of St. Monica, both on York Avenue in Manhattan, Mrs. Drapola enjoyed playing Bingo and going to Atlantic City, N.J. Together with her dear friends, they would often attend Broadway shows and other outings. A feisty and quick-witted lady, Mrs. Drapola bantered with Frank Sinatra at The Paramount and conversed with Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme in Atlantic City. "Grandma was a beautiful and happy woman who loved her family," said her grandchildren. "Her magnetic personality radiated wherever she went. She was well-liked by many and seemed to know everyone as she strolled through the streets of the city." Mrs. Drapola also enjoyed crocheting baby blankets and scarves for her family and friends. Mrs. Anna Drapola was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin Drapola; loving mother of the late Terry Ann Hoovert, who passed away in 2011; cherished grandmother of Allison Smith and Anthony Hoovert, and adored great-grandmother of Caleb, Liam, Ruby and Aaron. She is also survived by her dear brother, Anthony Scandiffio of Seattle, Wash. A. Azzara Funeral Home, 183 Sand Ln., Staten Island, N.Y. 10305 has been entrusted with Mrs. Anna Drapola's funeral arrangements, which include visiting on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at Holy Rosary Church on Friday at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery, Long Island. Azzara Funeral Home 183 Sand Lane Staten Island, N.Y. 10305 (718) 727-1440
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In memory of
Anna Drapola
Anna Drapola, 94 'Feisty and quick-witted,' a 'happy woman who loved her family' Anna Drapola (nee Scandiffio), 94, passed away at Golden Gate Health Care Center on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, Mrs. Drapola moved to the Upper East Side of Manhattan in 1950, settling in Staten Island two years ago. Mrs. Drapola began her working career at Sterling Mounting and Finishing, a commercial printing company based in NYC. It is there where she met her beloved husband of over 51 years, Mr. Benjamin Drapola, who was working as a die cutter with the company. He passed away in 2001. Mrs. Drapola also began a 30-year career as a private nanny, caring for neighborhood children on the Upper East Side. A longtime and active parishioner of both St. Stephen of Hungary Church and the Church of St. Monica, both on York Avenue in Manhattan, Mrs. Drapola enjoyed playing Bingo and going to Atlantic City, N.J. Together with her dear friends, they would often attend Broadway shows and other outings. A feisty and quick-witted lady, Mrs. Drapola bantered with Frank Sinatra at The Paramount and conversed with Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme in Atlantic City. "Grandma was a beautiful and happy woman who loved her family," said her grandchildren. "Her magnetic personality radiated wherever she went. She was well-liked by many and seemed to know everyone as she strolled through the streets of the city." Mrs. Drapola also enjoyed crocheting baby blankets and scarves for her family and friends. Mrs. Anna Drapola was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin Drapola; loving mother of the late Terry Ann Hoovert, who passed away in 2011; cherished grandmother of Allison Smith and Anthony Hoovert, and adored great-grandmother of Caleb, Liam, Ruby and Aaron. She is also survived by her dear brother, Anthony Scandiffio of Seattle, Wash. A. Azzara Funeral Home, 183 Sand Ln., Staten Island, N.Y. 10305 has been entrusted with Mrs. Anna Drapola's funeral arrangements, which include visiting on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at Holy Rosary Church on Friday at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery, Long Island. Azzara Funeral Home 183 Sand Lane Staten Island, N.Y. 10305 (718) 727-1440
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Staten Island, NY 10305
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