Anna Presutti, 93 a lifelong Staten Island resident passed away on Sept.14 after a short illness. Anna was born on February 28, 1926 to Anna and Dominique Pasquale; and raised in Concord. As a child, she and her sisters made deliveries from their parent's small Concord grocery store. She attended McKee High School where she specialized in dressmaking. She began her career at the prestigious Hattie Carnegie Hat and Dress Shop and later, as custom dressmaker for luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman, both in Manhattan. She enjoyed taking classes and traveling with friends. Anna married Armond Edward Presutti on June 8, 1952. She designed and made her own wedding gown with her friends. She and Eddie settled in Concord raising four daughters. She was a parishioner of St. Sylvester's Church; and established the first Girl Scout troop at St. Sylvester's School.
She taught her daughters how to sew and cook; and made sure they experienced the art and culture of NYC, repeatedly bringing them to museums, theater and films - always nurturing their own creative pursuits. Anna enjoyed researching history, culture and recipes, cooking, nutrition and especially reading. In the 70s and 80s, she carefully tended the family's huge vegetable garden with her husband. Anna especially enjoyed family gatherings with her children, especially seeing the grandkids. Anna was preceeded in death by her husband Armond in 2011. She is survived by her daughters Paula Presutti, Debra LaRocca (Anthony LaRocca), Diana Presutti (Douglas Barr) and Nora Presutti; sisters Marie Johnson (Floyd Johnson), Rita Ruskan and sister-in-law Pat Petinato; grandchildren Nicholas Fevelo (Alma Fevelo), Cassandra Fevelo (Andres Jimenez-Wolf); Steven LaRocca (Emily LaRocca), Paul Larocca and Catherine LaRocca (fiancee Micheal Cristiano); great grandchildren Miles and Quinn LaRocca; and Luna and Neve Fevelo.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Whilst visiting his grandma Ann very recently, grandson Steven told her he loved her. She told him she loved him too; and added "There can never be enough love in the world."
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