2009-06-26 / School News

Commemorating 'Mr. Joe'At PS 114


Public School 114, the Belle Harbor School on Beach 135 Street commemorated the life of Joe Florio, better known to both students and staff as "Mr. Joe." Florio passed away earlier this year after an illness, but had been a school aide there for more than 10 years. Pictured, Florio's family. Public School 114, the Belle Harbor School on Beach 135 Street commemorated the life of Joe Florio, better known to both students and staff as "Mr. Joe." Florio passed away earlier this year after an illness, but had been a school aide there for more than 10 years. Pictured, Florio's family. School principal Stephen Grill speaks with students and faculty on the school's playground on Friday, June 19. The entire school congregated for the short ceremony.  School principal Stephen Grill speaks with students and faculty on the school's playground on Friday, June 19. The entire school congregated for the short ceremony. The school orchestra played "Amazing Grace" at the ceremony. The school orchestra played "Amazing Grace" at the ceremony. Florio's wife, Adeline, receives a plague from Principal Grill. Florio's wife, Adeline, receives a plague from Principal Grill. The school chorus sings "The Wind Beneath My Wings" for the family. The school chorus sings "The Wind Beneath My Wings" for the family.

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