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Prudence M (Migliardi) Sabia

May 28, 1928 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Prudence Sabia Obituary

With so much sadness we are brokenhearted to announce, that on Christmas Day, December 25, 2023 during the 3:00 hour of Divine Mercy, Prudence Migliardi Sabia, passed away at the age of 95 at her daughter Christine’s home in Florida.

Prudy, as she was so fondly called, was born on May 28, 1928 in Port Chester, NY to the late Carmella Saline Migliardi and Fred Migliardi.
She was the grandaughter of the late Antonio Saline and Giuseppina Bambace Saline who migrated to the United States from Cannitello Reggio di Calabra, Italy around 1904 and they settled in Port Chester. Prudy attended Port Chester schools and graduated from Port Chester High School. She was a long term parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port Chester.
She married Joseph Samuel Sabia, also a native of Port Chester, on April 23, 1949. They raised their three daughters in Port Chester; Karen, Christine and Joanne.
 Prudy raised her children and she devoted much of her life to taking care of her youngest daughter Joanne who had many critical illnesses and became disabled.
Prudy took Joanne to many states around the country to obtain the best medical care for her daughter. At one point, she was contemplating taking Joanne to Italy to see Padre Pio for a healing.
Only to hear that Padre Pio had recently passed away. Prudy also travelled three days per week, for countless years, to Boston and then to New Jersey to ensure her daughter Joanne had excellent care. Joanne passed away at the University of Rochester Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, awaiting a second  kidney transplant, on June 13, 1987. Burying your child has to be the worst heartache for a parent to endure.
Prudy was the owner of the Rye Beach Luncheonette in Rye, NY for many years. She cooked her Italian food from scratch. She had many followers. In particular, her customers sought after her soups, chicken cutlets, lasagna and meatballs. Prudy had numerous friends from the restaurant. Most who walked through the door became a friend. She just loved greeting her customers everyday and catching up with them. She was truly happy and fulfilled in the restaurant business.
She was a very generous person, sometimes to a fault. She gave away so much. She fed those of little means, gratis, who were in need of a meal. She would also drop off meals to those in need.
 After many years, she sold the restaurant to devote more time to medically assist her daughter Joanne. In the years to follow, she became a real estate agent in Port Chester.
Her altruistic traits followed her to the real estate business. She would work for the true benefit of her customers and honestly advise them rather than sell a house and make a much needed commission.
But now, as she meets with Jesus, I'm sure Prudy is being rewarded for her charitable and unselfish acts during her lifetime.
Prudy and her husband Joe contemplated a move to Florida. Unfortunately her husband Joe's life was quickly taken in a hit and run accident while he was crossing the street.
Their plan to move to Florida together never materialized.
Prudy's daughter Christine was living in Florida. And this made Prudy's transition to Florida a bit easier. She loved the lifestyle and warm weather in Florida. Although she didn't spend much time at the beach when she relocated to Florida .... in her younger days ….. she was an avid beach goer and had a routine of packing up the car early in the morning with food and her three daughters to spend the day at Oakland Beach in Rye, NY. She was joined at the beach with cousins, grandparents and other extended family. A close family enjoying time together and creating memories that would be long remembered. If it was a sunny day in the summer you knew where to find her. As Prudy became older she moved into her daughter Christine's house in Florida and lived there for the remainder of her life. As she became sick her daughter Christine and granddaughter Stephanie took excellent care of her at home.
They tended to her every need. Around the clock. Day after day. They made sure she was comfortable and well cared for. They desired for their mother and grandmother to remain at home surrounded by the love of family as she was declining. Prudy passed away with her daughter Christine on her side and her granddaughter Stephanie on her other side. She had a St. Padre Pio picture blanket on top of her bed covers to comfort her. She passed away in the afternoon during the 3:00 hour, The Hour of Divine Mercy. Karen is truly grateful for everything that her sister Christine and niece Stephanie did for her mother. 

Prudy was predeceased by her daughter Joanne and her husband Joseph.
She leaves her daughter Christine and son in law Joe (Florida). Her daughter Karen (Connecticut) Grandaughter Stephanie, and grandson John Wayne ( Florida), grandson Joseph (Kari) Colorado.
And also several great and great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was one of a kind and you were truly blessed to know her.

Visitation will be 4-8PM on Wednesday January 3, 2023 at Craft Memorial Home, Inc.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30AM on Thursday January 4, 2023 at Parish of Saint John Bosco (Our lady of Mercy Church) 260 Westchester Ave. Port Chester, NY. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery Rye Brook, NY

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January 3, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Craft Memorial Home, Inc.
40 Leicester Street
Port Chester, NY 10573

Mass of Christian Burial
January 4, 2024

9:30 AM
Parish of Saint John Bosco @ Our Lady of Mercy
260 Westchester Avenue
Port Chester, NY 10573

Interment following funeral service
January 4, 2024

Saint Mary s Cemetery Rye Brook, NY


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