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Antoinette  Coccaro Ligotti

Antoinette Coccaro Ligotti
  • November 21, 1913 - April 9, 2013
  • Port Charlotte, Florida

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“My Aunt Ann was a big part f my life when i went to Westlake Middle school. I remember going to the nurses office many times. I will miss her dearly....Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Robert Coccaro - Ossning, NY

“To Carol, Bob and family we are deeply sorry about your loss. You are all in our prayers. God bless Mrs Lugotti and all. Much love the Iebbas ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Gino & Gisella Iebba - FL

“As Dad,Debbie and I sat at your bedside holding your hand and my sister singing Somewhere over the Rainbow and Amazing Grace to you during your last...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Carol Ann Lugari - Port Charlotte, FL

“You always reminded me to take my Vitamins , you made me eat my vegetables as a kid when I didn't want to , you entertained me as a young boy with...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Robert Lugari - Los Angeles, CA

“My condolences to the family. I have many fond memoeries of Ann. She was always kind to me even when circimstances were diffiicult. I remember when I...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Tom Darby - Thornwood, NY

“Living next door to you, Carol & Deborah, I have such fond memories of your Mom & Dad. Our daughter helped your Mom in the nurse's office at...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Waller Buglione - NY

“Sorry for your loss. Please pass our condolences onto Mr Ligotti ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: The Gumbs Family - Hawthorne, NY

“At 13 years of age Ann became a second mother to me due to our mother's illness and I adored her. She attended CCNY for a year before going to...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Albert and Gloria Sanchez - NY

“May the family experience God's comfort during this time of loss. Psalm 147:3. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: M. Rogers

“Grandma, We love you and we will miss you and will carry the memories of you in our hearts till we see you again.. Love, Pam, Ashley and Ryan ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Pamela Dubas - poughkeepsie, NY

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Antoinette D. Coccaro Ligotti passed away April 9,2013. She was 99 years old. Mrs. Ligotti was a graduate of St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing in New York City. She received her R.N. degree in 1936. She was a Psychiatric Supervisor at Harlem Valley State Hospital in Wingdale, NY as well as a school Nurse at Westlake Middle School in Thornwood, NY from 1972-1983.

While working at Harlem Valley State Hospital she volunteered as a "guinea pig" receiving the flu vaccine. As a result of the testing it proved to be very successful during an outbreak of influenza. She received 2 citations from the U.S. Treasury for selling War Bonds in 1943. In 1954 she received a citation for the Polio Vaccine Field Drive from the Westchester Chapter in New York State.

She married Thomas V. Ligotti on Sept. 13th, 1942 in New York City while he was in the service. In 1949 the family moved to Hawthorne, NY where they resided for nearly 50 years. Mrs. Ligotti continued her career working as a private duty Psychiatric Nurse at Bloomingdale Private Hospital in White Plains, NY.

From 1958-1978 she became a member of the Pleasantville Music Theatre in Pleasantville, NY where her husband Thomas and daughter Deborah performed. She was involved in sewing costumes for many of their theatre productions.

Mrs. Ligotti also volunteered at the Westchester Medical Center children's psychiatric division where she worked with an autistic child for 3 years. After retiring from school nursing she continued to volunteer at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, NY until her move to Port Charlotte, FL in 2000. She also volunteered at the Peace River Elementary School in Port Charlotte, FL.

In addition to her husband Thomas of 70 years, she is survived by two daughters. Carol Ann Lugari of South Gulf Cove, Port Charlotte, FL and Deborah Cyr of Louisville, KY; four grand-children, Robert Lugari of California, Pamela Dubas of Poughkeepsie,NY, Heather Castrone of California, Michael Cyr of New York City,NY; three great grand-children, Ashley Nesheiwat and Ryan Keefe of Poughkeepsie, NY; Dean Castrone of California; a great-great-grand-daughter Annabelle Nesheiwat of Poughkeepsie,NY; a sister, Gloria Sanchez of Tarrytown,NY; a brother, Richard Coccaro of California,. and also many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Barbato and Josephine Coccaro, a brother Albert Coccaro, a sister Elizabeth Viani and a brother Peter Coccaro.

A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL. 34238

Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.