Pauline R. Morano, a twenty year resident of Port Chester, NY, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Enclave Nursing Center in Port Chester on March 2, 2018. She was born in the Bronx, NY on June 25, 1920 to Vincenzo and Paola Mascolo Ungaro. Mrs. Morano, the former Pauline Ungaro, was one of thirteen children. She graduated from Walton High School in 1938, where she was a top all-city tennis player. She met her future husband Jerry, the love of her life, while sleigh riding in Bronx Park in 1937. They married in the Bronx in 1943, just prior to Mr. Morano leaving for the Pacific in WWII.
Mrs. Morano lived an incredibly wonderful and adventurous life. She proudly served in the first group of NYPD School Crossing and Traffic Enforcement Agents in 1955 and later went on to pursue a rich and varied career with NY Telephone, NYNEX and Verizon before her retirement in 1985. She also spent her time volunteering at the Bronx VA Hospital during the Vietnam War, and was very active in child reading programs in the NYC public school system. Her extensive travels took her to many exotic and sometimes perilous parts of the world.
Mrs. Morano was pre-deceased by her husband of 70 years and her twelve siblings, Rosina, Dominic, Nettie, Michael, Rose, Sam, Angie, Dolly, Nancy, Mary, James and her beloved twin brother Thomas, who died while serving in the Army Air Corps in WWII.
Mrs. Morano was extremely devoted to her family and is survived by her sons Jerry and wife Allison of Rye Brook, NY, John and wife Angela of Saugerties, NY, her loving grandchildren Steven of Port Chester, NY, Sabrina and husband Erik Blomberg of Old Town, ME and her beloved great grandson, Carson Morano Blomberg.
Thank you Mom for your unconditional love and for giving us the most magical time of our lives. Your memory and your spirit will endure in each of us, forever!