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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town.
White Plains Hospital announced the birth of the following new Bronxites:
Twins Jax Jordan Rastello and Devin Ace Rastello were born to parents Frank Rastello and Erica Ahern on Monday, March 13. Jax weighed six pounds, six ounces. Devin weight six pounds, seven ounces.
Darthmouth College senior and graduate of Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale Deyvn Greenberg has been named a Fulbright Scholar.
Fulbright is a program that provides grants for international exchange students, scholars, teachers, scientists and artists.
Devyn, a government major and double minor in human-centered design and Middle Eastern studies, will spend the next year in Morocco, teaching English.
Florence Criscuolo, 99-years-old, who spent most of her life in the borough passed away on Tuesday, May 2.
She was waked at John Dormi and Sons Funeral Home, according to her family.
She was proceeded into death by her husband, Salvatore Criscuolo and her son Vincent Criscuolo.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Coyle and June Carol Kittel, as well as seven grand children and 18 great grandchildren.
She did many things throughout the course of her long life. She was a cashier at Alexander’s on Fordham Road.
She founded a PTA at P.S. 108 in Morris Park and helped publish its newsletter called PTA Thoughts.
She was a legal secretary, worked with the NYC Board of Education and was a community board member.
Florence was a member of the senior club at St. Benedict’s Church and was recently elected to their board.
Donna Dechiaro has the following message to send to her Aunt Jeanne.
I love opening the Bronx Times week after week and seeing my fabulous Aunt Jeanne, the smiling ‘Cover Girl’ in the advertisement for Providence Rest where she resides.
My Aunt Jeanne is celebrating her 97th Birthday on Wednesday, May 17.
A loving family, laughter, great conversation and lots of books to discuss and crossword puzzles to solve most surely are a good recipe for longevity.
How blessed we are to have such a wonderful aunt, mother, grandmother and sister.
Much like her siblings–Uncle Stan, Aunt Marie, my mother, Jo Jo, Uncle Teddy, Aunt Dotti, and Uncle Nealie, she also possessed the ‘gift of gab.’
She had perfect comedic timing and entertained us time and again with stories that made us laugh until we cried.
God Bless You and Happy Birthday, Aunt Jeanne. On your special day, here’s tons of love coming your way!
From your loving niece and nephew, Donna D, Alan, and all the family.