Being of a certain age, I am a reader of obituaries and death notices. Sadly, a notice in today's New York Times announced the passing of Catholic philanthropist Florence D'Urso. In my world she was a constant presence at archdiocesan events where she was usually seated front and center aisle, well dressed and perfectly coiffed. On the few occasions that I had the opportunity to greet her she was gracious.
Gannett Westchester newspapers obituary, April 27, 2012, Church benefactor Florence D'Urso dies; Pelham Manor woman, 79, restored art for Vatican
New York Post, April 26, 2012, Loss of a Saint
Catholic New York obituary, Florence B. D'Urso