Bradenton, Florida - It is with a heavy heart that the family of Adeline "Addie" D'Ambrosio announce that she passed away on November 9, 2023, at the age of 96.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Addie was the daughter of Angelina Padavano and Joseph Angelo. She was one of 13 children. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carmine D'Ambrosio, and most recently her last remaining and closest sister, Jean McGillon, who passed just two days before her.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Marilyn Snow Ingold (John); her son, Joseph Snow; her grandchildren, Dennis Blair of South Carolina, Michele Stancil (Chad) of Bradenton, and Nicole Busch (Jon) of Indiana, as well as her beloved great grandchildren, Danielle Blair, and Justin and Jared Stancil. Addie moved to Florida from Ozone Park, New York, 30 years ago after retiring from the US Postal Office as a finance supervisor. She was a firecracker.
She will be most remembered for her fierce love of family and her unending generosity. She never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off her back. Followed by a "that's it I'm done-no more" in her strong Brooklyn accent, until the next time she was giving away the shirt off her back. She believed that you should always help someone if you had the means and opportunity to do so.
She made the best sauce and meatballs and roasted peppers and there was always a seat at her table for anyone who wanted one. Her move to Florida was to be near her daughter who she lovingly called "Mar" and her grandchildren.
She loved her family more than anything in the world and instilled in them an intense work ethic and a family first attitude. Most of all she has left them with incredible memories of a 4'11" fireball with a great sense of humor and an occasional Italian swear. Time together always held noise, laughter, and many "God Love Ya's" from her which was only one of her many signature phrases. Other favorites were "Oh well, what are ya gonna do", "What nerve!", "Holy Karamba", "What the hell is going on here?", "I'll give you one of these", and her favorite as an avid dog lover "Did you know dog spelled backwards is GOD".
Whether it was Skip Bo tournaments in which she showed no mercy or playing corn hole with her great grandchildren well into her 90's, Addie was a kid at heart. Maybe it's what blessed us with her for as long as we had her.
If you knew her, you had to have been blessed as well to have felt her loving heart, tasted her amazing food, or experienced a skit or song from her and most definitely shared a glass of red wine with a "Salud". A Celebration of Life will be held 2-4 PM, Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Perico Bay Club Clubhouse 11701 Manatee Avenue W, Bradenton, FL 34209.
Anyone who would like to pay respects and lovingly remember Addie, is welcome to join us for one last "Salud" to her. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to K9s for Warriors in Addie's name at https://donate.k9sforwarriors.org. To send condolences or sign the guestbook, please visit www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory (43rd St. Chapel) - Bradenton
604 43rd Street West
Celebration Of Life
Jan. 6, 2024
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Perico Bay Club Clubhouse