Florence V. DeNucci

Florence V. DeNucci

Florence V. DeNucci

KNOX — Florence V. DeNucci, who raised three children and worked on secret nuclear submarines as well as at state health-department labs, died on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Ellis Hospital, after a brief illness.

Born Feb. 15, 1931 in Queens, New York to Florence and Prosper Blinn, Florence, who went by “Flo,”  grew up in Rockville Centre on Long Island and graduated in 1951 from Canton State University where she received an associate’s degree in applied science in industrial chemistry.

She then worked at Knolls Atomic in Schenectady on secret nuclear submarines. Later, she worked for the New York State Department of Health in the laboratories and other offices, while pursuing and earning her bachelor of science degree.

Ms. DeNucci lived in Altamont and raised her three children there, enjoying gardening and the 4-H, of which all of her children were members. She attended St. John’s Lutheran Church in Altamont.

Later, after retirement, she moved to Knox and enjoyed traveling all over the country and many bus trips and activities with the Duanesburg Seniors. Ms. DeNuccio also worked part-time at her daughter’s tack shop.

Among her many interests, she enjoyed garage sales, reading, puzzles, coffee-club meetings with her friends, lilacs, bird houses, decorating her house, working outside in her yard, going for car rides, and going out to breakfast with her family. She loved her special dog, Missy.


Florence V. DeNucci is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Sabourin of Garrattsville, New York, and Laura Murphy of Knox; by her son, Allan DeNucci, of Knox; and by her future son-in-law, who was like a son to her, Tim Fischer of Knox, and his daughters, Taryn and Kelly.

Her parents; her brothers; and her husband, Anthony DeNucci, all died before her.  

A private ceremony was held by the family on May 12.

Memorial contributions may be made to a humane society of your choice.

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