Maria Miscioscia of Port Washington: Memories were made around her dinner table

May 28, 2020 346

BY: Shayna Greene

Loving. Generous. Devoted. Adored. These are only a few of the many ways Maria Miscioscia is remembered by her family. “Mommy loved everyone unconditionally and only wanted peace and happiness for everyone around her,” said her son Nick Miscioscia. A resident of Port Washington for almost 60 years, Miscioscia died on Easter Sunday, April 12, of COVID-19. She was 77. 

Maria Miscioscia, nee Raimo, was born May 10, 1942, in Naples, Italy, where she studied to be a midwife. In March 1961, she immigrated to Port Washington to live with her father, Antonio, and brother Alex in a boardinghouse on Monroe Street. The first night Miscioscia arrived at the boarding house, another young resident from Naples noticed her and was instantly captivated. His name was Francesco “Frank” Miscioscia, and he would become Maria’s husband. 

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