Olivine E. Tufano, 83 of Citrus Springs, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Ollie was born Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1929, in Attleboro, Mass., to John and Bernadette (Lacasse) Schreiner. Olivine held a B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Education from St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a homemaker and moved to this area 20 years ago from Ozone Park, N.Y. Ollie was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs. She enjoyed dining out, puzzles, wildlife and adored her family, especially her grandchildren.
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Ollie was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Tufano in 2011 and sister, Irene Leister. Survivors include her daughters, Marie Korsiak and husband John of Citrus Springs, Olivine Ellis and husband Steven of Broad Channel, N.Y.; sons, Patrick Tufano and wife Karen of Fishkill, N.Y., Michael Tufano and wife Sandi of Lake Ronkonkoma, L.I., N.Y.; brother, Richard Schreiner and wife Helen of Ocala; grandchildren, Samantha Korsiak and Jon-Pat Korsiak of Citrus Springs, Alyssa Tufano and Jenna Tufano of L.I., N.Y., Nicole Ellis and Steven Ellis of Queens, N.Y., Chrissy Morello and Nikki Visciglia of New York.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Fero Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs. Interment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida 34464. Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 4, 2013