Florence “Flo” Snyder, 85, was reunited with her husband, Gene, in heaven Thursday, June 27, 2019.
She grew up and started a family in Woodstock, New York, and later resided in Virginia Beach until present.
Flo was greeted at heaven’s gate, not only by her husband, but also by her parents, Ralph and Frances Tripicco; sisters, Mary Waterous and Madeline Vanacore; and brother, Ralph Tripicco.
She is survived by her sister, Teri Wacikowski, who she relied on for friendship, care, and a daily phone call. She will be missed greatly by her son, Chris Snyder, who is known as “the favorite”; daughter-in-law, Debbie; daughter, Staci Morris, who fulfilled the role that only a loving daughter could; son-in-law, Rich; grandchildren, Angela Ballou, Danielle Castaldo, Nikki Heri, Christopher Snyder and Daniel Snyder; great-grandchildren, Rylan, Connor, Tanner and Axel; and many nieces and nephews.
Caring about the members of her family was Flo’s lifelong passion. She was sure to keep abreast of what was going on in each of our lives via many, many, many phone calls, checking in to hear about everything from major milestones to simply what we were making for dinner that night. All that Flo did, she did fully and extraordinarily well.
In addition to dedicating herself to her family, she was known by all as an awesome Italian cook. When visiting her home, we could depend on a home cooked meal, her specialty being Italian sauce and meatballs, and no one was to leave the table until leftovers were nonexistent. Although most of Flo’s time was spent doting on others, she did possess one guilty pleasure — thrift shopping. She created an immaculately clean and perfectly decorated home, mostly outfitted by unique items from the local Goodwill.
“Mom, grammy, nana, aunt Flo, may there be good reception to make many calls, a large pot to create homemade sauce and a mega thrift store to find great deals in heaven. With great love, your family.”
The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 1, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., 2002 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, at Saint Gregory’s Catholic Church, 5345 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach.
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