Mormino Annette (nee Carricato) beloved wife of 63 years to Leonard, adored mother of Donald (Lisa) Michael (Diane) and Steven. Loving grandmother to Danny, Cassie (Glenn), Lenny (Danielle), Peter, Jackie, Jen (Sal) and Katie. Dearest great-grandmother to Jake, Luca, Eliana, Dominic and Emily. A retired Nurse (St. Francis Hospital) who was cherished by all and will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Born May 31, 1937 in Brooklyn NY, Annette is the daughter of Michael Carricato and Florence (Columbia). She is the sister of Joan (Carpenter) and brother Gaetano, all of whom pre-deceased her.
Annette was the high school sweetheart of Leonard Mormino and at 21 years old, they were married on February 7, 1959. A year later they started raising a family when Donald was born. Eleven months later Michael followed and three years later, Steven was born. They worked very hard and sometimes struggled to raise 3 growing boys. They purchased their first home in Elmont, Long Island and quickly assimilated to suburban life. As Leonard worked 2 jobs, Annette was a stay at home Mom and took care of the children and home life. She was a wonderful wife and mother whose one and only priority was caring for her family.
As the children began to get older, Annette went to Nursing school and passed the board exams to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. She began her nursing career at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn. She was regarded by doctors, nurses and patients as being a terrific nurse and person. She received numerous letters of thanks and praise for her nursing skills and care that she had for all.
In 1975 the family moved to Farmingdale NY to a bigger and better home where she continued to work, raise a family and entertain. On many occasions parties were held, BBQ’s were lit and meatballs were enjoyed.
In 1986 she found herself to be the mother of 3 NYC Police Officer’s. Although she never showed it, she was deeply concerned for the safety of her boys and always held them close in her prayers. On 9/11 she had all of her boys at ground zero, A Fire Marshal, a Detective and a Firefighter sifting through the rubble. Her prayers were always answered when they returned home safely.
Annette and Leonard purchased a vacation home in Bluffton SC and spent quite a few winters in warmer weather where they enjoyed golf together, dining and entertaining family and friends. They enjoyed flying and cruising all over the US and Europe. In fact, her first grandchild, Jackie, was born while they were touring Italy.
She loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with every bit of her heart. She loved to travel and play roulette and the slot machines in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. She loved to entertain, cook and laugh. Many people use the cliché “to know her is to love her” but those who were blessed to know Annette realize that she truly was “one of a kind.”
Burial is private and a memorial service will be held at a later date. To offer condolences, please visit williamlawfh.com.