Margaret Colombraro, recently of Bethel , Ct., died in Danbury, on Sunday February 19, 2012, at the age of 97.
She was born April 1, 1914, in Brooklyn, daughter of the late Luciano and Marianna (Ianniciello) Schena. On June 21, 1942 she married Salvatore J. Colombraro at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Brooklyn. Her husband Salvatore predeceased her in 1976.
Mrs. Colombraro lived in Queens most of her life and worked as a Community Board Planner for NY City at Borough Hall in Queens for seventeen years before retiring in 1990. She moved to California for twelve years before moving back to the Danbury/ Bethel area eight years ago.
Mrs. Columbraro is survived by her three children, Georgette Saydak of Loomis, Ca.; Kenneth Colombraro of Salem, NY; and Bruce Colombraro of Brewster; a brother, Andrew Schena of Loomis, Ca.; twelve grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, February 25 at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster. Internment followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Danbury. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to, American Cancer Society (Breast Cancer Research), Concern America (Relief Efforts for South America), the Monsignor McCabe Scholarship Fund or the Brewster Fire Dept.