Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00
Florence M. Iacona, a longtime teacher for the Port Washington School District, passed away at St. Francis Hospital on June 25, 2009. She was a beloved and highly respected first grade teacher, having taught at Main Street School for many years before retiring in 1983. Her teaching career spanned three decades, and prior to teaching in Port, Florence taught first grade in both the East Williston and the Mineola School Districts. Known for her gentle and patient manner, Florence positively affected the lives of numerous students in our community. She was also thoroughly devoted to her family and spent countless hours enjoying and teaching her own grandchildren and attending their school events. Her love of teaching was evident in every aspect of her life. Florence grew up in Port Washington and was a lifelong parishioner of St. Peters of Alcantara.
Florence is survived by her husband of almost 54 years, Anthony; her daughters, Lynn Goidell and Diane Peyser; son-in law Mark Goidell; grandchildren, Kimberly, Matthew, Christopher and Lauren; and brother Matthew. She was predeceased by her dear son-in-law, Edward Peyser.
Arrangements were made by Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Following a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peters of Alcantara, Florence was interred at Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington.