Anita Durante, a 48-year Rockaway resident, died December 14.
Durante, a homemaker, was born in Brooklyn. She was a longtime sales representative of the American Candle Co. serving the Diocese of Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony; daughter, Maryann Mallon; and brothers, John and Joseph.
She is survived by her son, Louis; sister, Constance Gibbons; grandchildren, Anthony, Jimmy and Daniel Durante, Anne Marie Horgan, Theresa Flanigan, Margaret Foulise, Michael and Charles Mallon; 20 greatgrandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Services were held at St. Thomas More Church. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village, New York.