Mary Anne T. Germino, who served as a nurse in the for 18 years, died Thursday. She was 62.
“She was beloved by many members in the community and I’m finding that out now as we continue to receive an outpouring of love and condolences of sorrow,” her son Robert said.
“My family and I really thank the community for their support.
“My mom was very much proud to live in Glen Cove. She cared more about everyone else than herself,” he said. “She was always concerned about others, apologizing for inconveniencing them. She was truly a giving person.”
In her honor, Germino, a Marine veteran and former candidate for the Nassau County Legislature, said he and friend Scott Genova, have started a cancer foundation, Germino & Genova Cancer Foundation, Inc. Genova, a police officer, is undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer. “We'll be operational within a year,” Germino said. “We’re going to give money to cancer research and give a scholarship in their names to individuals in the community. That will be occurring within the year.”
Besides her son, Robert (Natasha), she leaves children Damien and Clare Germino, her former husband, Robert A. Germino Sr. and her brother, Joseph A. Izzo and her sister, Sr. Bernadette M. Izzo. O.P.
Visitation is scheduled today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Whitting Funeral Home 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head.
A funeral mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Glen Cove, followed by interment at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.