2011-06-03 / Obits

Margaret Ann Golden Vivino

Costume Designer and Artist

Margaret Ann Golden Vivino, 62, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 30.

Vivino was born on June 29, 1948 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was a costume designer and artist who worked closely with the Rockaway Theater Company. Living in Belle Harbor, she was locally known as “Peggy V.” She also contributed her time to the Arbor Day Foundation and Brooklyn Botanical


Vivino was preceded in death by her mother, Helen; father, Paul James; and brother, Jim Kuffner.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel E. Vivino; children, Amy, Brian, and Elizabeth Anne; step-children, Samuel, Steven (Missy), Sean, and Sabrina Vivino; grand-children, James Benjamin, Raymond, Sean Jr., Luciano, and Isabella; sisters, Pat, Kathy, Mary Jo, Carol and Paula; and more than 23 nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. Visitation will take place on Friday June 3, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations for a college fund for her daughter.

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