Florence Genovese , 82, Darien Native, Loving Mother, Cook, Card Player

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Florence Genovese , 82, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, Feb. 19.

Florence Genovese obituary

Florence Genovese, 82, passed away on Feb. 19. Her wake will be today, Thursday, Feb. 22. and her funeral on Friday, Feb. 23.

She was born in Darien on April 6, 1935 to the late James and Cecelia Langford Tiano.

Florence was married for 49 years to her high school sweetheart, Rocky. Florence was a loving mother and especially loved to take care of her grandchildren.

She cherished her time spent with her family, most of all and loved to laugh and sing. She also enjoyed playing cards, dominos and trips to the casino with her sisters.

She was a wonderful cook and we will continue the tradition of making her famous “No Name” cake and mashed potatoes for our family gatherings.


an obituary from Nicholas Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory


Florence is survived by her loving children: Sally Garcia and her husband Oscar of Coral Springs, Fl., Carol Van Tronk and her husband Ray of Danbury, and Lorraine Arguto of Stamford; as well as her sisters: Dorothy Castellani and her husband Pete of Norwalk, Gloria Papadopolous of Norwalk, Cecelia Potts of Norwalk, Marion DeRuvo of Stamford and Helen Tiano of Florida. Also surviving are three grandchildren, James and Caitlin Van Tronk and Sam Arguto and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Florence was predeceased by her husband, Rocco Genovese; her brothers: James, Edward, Russell and Robert Tiano; and her sister, Nancy Mattis.

A funeral procession will be leaving the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at 9:20 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10  a.m. at St. John’s RC Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien. Family and friends may call at the funeral home TODAY, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Florence’s memory to Stamford Hospital, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06902 or to a charity of one’s choice.
To leave online condolences, please visit the funeral home website.