Sadie Velez, beloved Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and Friend, passed away on September 11,2020. Before moving to Florida she was originally from Floral Park and Garden City. Born to Francesca and Natale Garofalo of Castellamare del Golfo, Italy, she was a first generation Italian who lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn before marrying Joseph Velez. She is survived by her 5 children, Donna (Cioffi), Michael, Joseph, Maria (Abruzzo) and Christine (Castaneda). She is survived by 11 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren, Gianna, Christina, Rebecca, Daniel, Sara, Joseph, Anthony, Marc, Jessica, Mia, AJ, Connor and Julian. She dearly loved her son-in-law Greg who opened his heart and home to her over many years. Her son-in-law, Mark and daughter-in-law, Regina were also very special to her. She shared a long, loving relationship with her beloved sister and best friend, MaryLou, talking nearly everyday about current events, soap operas, the latest shopping expedition or dinner plans. She was also very close to her nephew, Stephen and many long-time friends. She had a smile and infectious laugh that warmed the hearts of many. Her flawless skin and white, soft hair brought many compliments. She had several interests. There wasn’t a crossword puzzle she couldn’t finish, an entertainment magazine she wouldn’t read or a happy hour at her Senior Living Residence she wouldn’t attend. She loved music, singing and old classic movies.
She treasured her family above all else and left behind a legacy of love.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Cancer Society in her name.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sadie Velez, please visit our floral store.
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123