2010-12-16 / Obituaries


Florence Wabshinak of Oldsmar, Fla., died December 8, 2010, after a long illness. She was 80.

Mrs. Wabshinak was born on March 24, 1930, in the Bronx to Salvatore and Josephine Gonna. She graduated from Evander Childs High School in 1948. In 1950, she married Louis A. Wabshinak at Immaculate Conception Church in the Bronx. Mr. Wabshinak died in 2000.

The family moved to Brewster in 1958, where they raised four sons. She was a member and past president of the Italian American Ladies Club in Brewster, the Catholic Daughters of America – St. Lawrence O’Toole Court Bernadine, and the Twin Mothers Club. She moved to Florida in 1986.

Mrs. Wabshinak is survived by her sons, Lou (Wendy) of Brewster; Greg (Donna) of New Fairfield, Conn.; Gary of LaGrangeville; and Ron of Oldsmar, Fla., where he made his home with his mother, and whose care enabled her to remain at home through her illness. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Nichole, Joseph, Natalie, Gary, Matthew, Andrew, and Robert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on January 8, 2011, in Safety Harbor, Fla., with burial to be at the convenience of the family.

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