10/23/1925 – 3/17/2023
Sadly, on Friday, March 17, 2023, Florence Mary Dean, of Carmel, NY, passed away at the age of 97.
Florence was born on October 23, 1925 in Goshen, NY to James and Ellen (Smith) Clarke. After graduating from high school, she went on to get her nursing degree from the Bellevue School of Nursing, class of 1947. On June 15, 1947, Florence married her beloved husband, Sydney D. Dean and they were blessed with three wonderful children.
She worked as a Registered Nurse for Putnam County Hospital and later for the NYS Department of Corrections in Mt. Kisco. After retiring, she worked at the Putnam County Correctional Facility. Family was very important to her and she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Florence was very active and had many interests. She was the Treasurer of the International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons and she was a member of the Carmel Fire Department Auxiliary. Her faith was important to her and, over the years, she sat on many committees at Drew United Methodist Church where she was a parishioner.
Florence is predeceased by her husband, Sydney, who passed way in 2000 and her sister, Ellen Nuzzolese. She survived by her dearly loved children, James and his wife, Marianne Dean, Kathryn E. Collins and Margaret and her husband, Theodore Kuhn. She is also survived by her seven cherished grandchildren, Jennifer Wilcox, Erica Dean, Shawn Collins, Amanda Collins, Allyson Kuhn, Stephanie Kuhn and Theodore Kuhn and seven adored great grandchildren.
She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
A Funeral Service to celebrate Florence’s life will be held 11:30am on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Drew United Methodist Church, 28 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY.
Following the Service, Florence will be escorted to her final resting place alongside her dear husband Sydney Dean (2000) at Raymond Hill Cemetery in Carmel, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Florence to Drew United Methodist Church (https://www.umc.org/en/find-a-church/church/?id=12034) or to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (https://t2t.org/).