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Laura C. Darmofal

January 14, 1937 ~ July 29, 2018 (age 81)

DARMOFAL, Laura (nee Cassese), of Westbury, NY on July 29, 2018 at the age of 81.  Beloved wife of the late John.  Cherished mother of James Darmofal of Westbury, NY and Laurie Strawa (Roman) of Bellmore, NY.  Loving grandmother of John, James and Joseph Strawa.  Dear daughter of the late Angelo and the late Elsie Cassese and dear sister of the late Robert Cassese. 

Laura was born on January 14, 1937 to Angelo and Elsie (nee Nuffert) Cassese.  She and her brother Robert were raised in Westbury, NY.  Laura, whose nickname was Sissy, worked at N.Y. Telephone as a supervisor.  She believed “It is what it is”, “Let it be” and “God isn’t finished with you yet”.  She was known to say that “God doesn’t like ugly” and could often been heard saying “Madon!” and “A fanabla!”

Laura married the love of her life, John A. Darmofal on February 14, 1965 in Levittown, NY.  Together they had a son James and a daughter Laurie.  Laura and John were together until John’s death on March 17, 1979.  After John's passing, Laura worked at the former Lilco, and also worked part-time at Life Uniform from 1986-2018.  She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children John and Laurie and Laurie’s husband Roman, and especially loved doting on her three grandsons, John, James and Joseph. Some of her hobbies included planting and sewing, and yes, she loved doing laundry too!  Laura will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.  

Reposing at Donohue Cecere Funeral Home, 290 Post Ave., Westbury, NY 11590 on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at St. Brigid’s RC Church, 50 Post Ave., Westbury, NY at 11:00 AM.  Entombment following in Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at in Laura’s memory would be appreciated.

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