Marie L. Galante Assenzio, 103, of Cape Coral passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. She was born on July 4, 1907 in Brooklyn, NY. She was the fourth of eight children born to Vincent and Vincenzia Ruotolo Bianchi. In 1926 she married Anthony Galante, together they had five children. Mrs. Galante-Assenzio moved to Cape Coral in the fall of 1968 from Cleveland, OH. She has been a member of the Italian American Club of Cape Coral for over 40 years. She served as President of the Cape Coral Democratic Club. She was a parishioner at St. Andrew Catholic Church since 1968. She loved cooking and baking.
She is survived by her loving family including her children, Richard (Barbara) Galante, Colonel’s Leonard (Susan) Galante, USAF Ret., and Marilyn Galante (Kenneth)Schuman; 13 grandchildren, Diane Kozel, Michael (Robin) Galante, Roberta Galante, Tom (Kim) Galante, Lisa (Manuel) Sena, Laura (Michael) Hartman, Linda (Michael) Griffin, Leonard (Lisa) Galante, Jr., Kenneth (Karen) Schuman, Jr., Brian (Sandra) Schuman, Kimberly Schuman, Karen Schuman Barnes and Donna Schuman (Rejean) Germain; 19 great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren with one on the way- Baby Ella. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Anthony M. Galante, son Donald Galante, daughter, Dolores Regnone; grandsons, Richard Galante, Jr. and Gregory Galante; great grandson Timothy Clos; and her second husband of 18 years, Roswell T. Assenzio.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., (corner of Pine Island and Chiquita), Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Health Park Care Center (Manatee Way) and Hope Hospice for their loving care of Marie “Nana” for the past 4 years.
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