PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Florence Marie Bertino (nee Grippo), a former Port Chester resident, died Tuesday surrounded by her family. She was 91.
Bertino was born March 11, 1923 in Port Chester to the late Vincent and Gemma (Ariano) Grippo.
She worked in advertising design for the Daily Item, Herald Statesmen and Riverdale Press Newspapers. Her most cherished job was cheering on her husband's many victories as football coach at Riverdale Country School.
Since 1970, she and her husband, Frank J. Bertino owned and operated Camp Nabby in Mohegan Lake. She was an avid sports fan and Frank Sinatra's No. 1 supporter.
Bertino is survived by her four children Madelyn (Dave) Graham of Penn Valley, Calif., Joseph (Rita) Bertino of Ossining, Gemma (Franck Solow) Bertino of Lake Mohegan and Jeanie (John) Baumgartner of Katonah. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren Ryan (Jamie) Witt, Stephanie (Pete) Guinosso, Frank Bertino, Joseph (Jennie) Bertino, Matthew Bertino, Luke and Logan Baumgartner and her two great grandchildren, Jackson and Julian Witt.
In addition to her parents, she also was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank J. Bertino, her Port Chester High School sweetheart, and her son, Frank "Little Moose" Bertino in 1955, as well as her six brothers Rocco, Charles, Michael (Mertz), Eugene, John and Vincent (Moe), all from Port Chester.
A Mass of Christian burial will take place in Holy Rosary Church, Port Chester at 11 a.m.Saturday. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Rye Brook.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Florence's name to at 1311 Mamaroneck Ave. #310 White Plains, NY 10605.
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