Phyllis Longano (née Savoca), 95, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida passed away while sleeping peacefully at her home on February 22, 2022.
She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur A. Longano for 72 years; dear mother of Margie Miklas (nee Longano) and partner Richard Allen, of Port Saint Lucie, FL; Richard Longano and wife Monica (nee Kallis) of Hilton Head Island, SC, Jim Longano, of Union, KY, Ed Longano of Naples, FL, and the late Michael Longano and wife Randi (nee Osborn) of Durham, NC, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; dear sister of Antonio Savoca and wife Charlene, Adeline Ford and husband Jim, Geraldine Basar and husband George (deceased) and Steve, the late Sam Savoca and wife Jessica (deceased), the late Litterio Savoca, and a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Phyllis was born to Peter and Angelina Savoca on April 26, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from John Hay High School in June of 1944. She worked as a legal secretary at a law firm in downtown Cleveland, where she recalls watching the heroes’ parade outside her office when the Cleveland Indians won the 1948 World Series championship, the same summer that she and Art were married.
After their children were grown, Phyllis and Art moved to Florida, where they lived in Bradenton, Naples, and Port St. Lucie. She was an active member of St Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Naples, Florida for many years.
In addition to her volunteer work at Naples Community Hospital and Manatee Elementary School in Naples, Phyllis taught an exercise class in her retirement community of Marco Shores, and participated in many social events there. She loved working in her yard and enjoyed spending time at home with family.
There are no services, and a memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997 or online at Treasure Coast Hospice.
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