Dione 'Dee' Negroni-Hendrick Philanthropist and supporter of the arts, spent early life in Upper Montclair, 83 Wife, mother, artist, philanthropist and longtime resident of Florida, Dione "Dee" Negroni-Hendrick, 83, passed away Jan. 5, 2017, at home in Cocoa Village. She was born on Jan. 10, 1933, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Samuel J. Foosaner and Renee Robinson Foosaner and raised in Upper Montclair, N.J. Dee was a talented photographer and an avid traveler, having visited many countries around the world. After high school, she attended New Jersey School for Women, now a part of Rutgers. Marriage to her first husband and the birth of her children postponed her education. But at 42 she received a degree from Miami Dade Junior College. She was an active supporter of the arts and education. She contributed to the Samuel J. Foosaner Reading Gallery at Rutgers University Law Library, her community's Negroni-Hendrick Mobile Library and SOS Children's Village. Dee believed in the importance of giving back to society, a practice she learned from her parents and instilled in her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Donald Hendrick, and five children, Jamie, Elisa Antonia, Mavis Catherine, Andrea Lee, and Lorie Christine Negroni, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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