1923 ∼ 2017
Florence Rozanel formerly of Yonkers died peacefully at her home on September 2, 2017.
The daughter of Charles and Pauline (Goldstein) Becker, Florence was born June 5, 1923 in Manhattan. She graduated from high school at the age of 16 and went to work as a secretary. She met her future husband, Abraham at a USO dance and they married when she was 24 years old. Florence and Abraham made their home in the Bronx where together they raised 2 daughters. The family moved to Yonkers in 1955. Florence was very saddened at the death of her husband in 1978 and she never re-married.
Upon her retirement she volunteered at the Lighthouse for the blind. She spent much of her time with her sister, Sylvia. Florence liked to read, and completed the New York paper crossword puzzles in ink. Florence enjoyed the Opera. She was a very independent lady who lived alone until Mother’s Day 2017 at which time she moved into a lovely apartment at Senior Residences in Bourne, where had settled in was beginning to feel comfortable in her new home.
Preceded in death by siblings, Maxine and Sidney. Survived by daughters Marcy Rozanel and husband Malcolm Finkelman of Cotuit; daughter Susan Berger and husband Paul of Colorado; sister, Syliva Miller of Riverdale; grandchildren, Adam and wife Amanda, Jeremy, and Abigail; great grandchildren Fiona and Owen; and nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Baron Hirsch Cemetery, 1126 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY.