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Regina Liptak Nostro

Regina Liptak Nostro

February 3, 1926 - July 22, 2019     Age: 93

Regina L. Nostro, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2019 in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida at Warner Center for Caring.

Regina was born on February 3, 1926, in the Byram section of Greenwich, Connecticut, the youngest daughter of Anna Dudas Liptak and Joseph Liptak.  

She graduated from Greenwich High School and during her high school years she was president of The Children of Mary and was honored to be chosen to crown the Virgin Mary and also be part of The Living Rosary.  After high school, she worked for the Homelite Corporation in the printing department for three years.  In 1946, she married Patrick Nostro, a captain in the United States Army.  They moved to Detroit, Michigan where they opened the Virginia Dare Coffee Shop on the ground floor of Hudson’s Department Store together and welcomed their son, Wayne in 1947. After returning to Connecticut, their daughter, Lorraine was born in 1951 and soon after they purchased their home in Byram. 

Regina was a homemaker, PTA Room Mother and a Brownie Troop Leader.  In later years, she became a Media Services School Volunteer for 14 years  at New Lebanon School and Hamilton Avenue School. She was also president of the First Catholic Ladies Slovak Society. 

After moving to Amelia Island she became a Florida resident in 2012, and was very active in the Fernandina Beach Council on Aging “Forever Friends” Group.  She spent many happy hours doing jigsaw puzzles.  She loved social activities, playing bingo, and especially visits with family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick, brothers, Robert Liptak and Joseph Liptak, one niece and one nephew.

She is survived by her children, Lorraine Gaito (Michael) of Fernandina Beach, Florida and Wayne Nostro (Mimi) of Laurel, Maryland; her sister, Ethel Jacobelli of Stuart, Florida; her grandsons, Paul Nostro (Chelsey) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mark Nostro (Gabriela) of California, David Nostro (Emily) of Jacksonville, Florida; three great grandsons and two great granddaughters; several nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and great nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Monday, July 29, 2019 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Fr. Jose Kallukalam as celebrant.

Mrs. Nostro will be returned to Greenwich, Connecticut where she will be laid to rest beside her husband in St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date.

Her family requests that donations be made in her name to:  Fernandina Beach Council on Aging – Life Center, 1901 Island Walk Parkway, Fernandina Beach, FL  32034.

9 Condolences

  • Joni Chandler Posted July 23, 2019 4:49 pm

    What a special mom

  • Noreen Simmel Posted July 24, 2019 8:34 am

    Lorainne- So sorry about your Mom. she was such a sweet lady. Love Noreen Simmel

  • Mary Benoit Posted July 24, 2019 11:07 am

    Lorraine and Wayne, my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. I have such fond memories of her growing up. Mary Z Benoit

  • Toni Minichino Posted July 24, 2019 4:53 pm

    With deepest sympathy. Love, Toni, Bruno and family

  • Kaye Crabtree Posted July 25, 2019 1:49 pm

    Lorraine, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Your eulogy was enjoyable to read. Always remember, you were a good and faithful daughter.
    Love, Kaye Crabtree

  • Susie Bledsoe Posted July 27, 2019 9:22 am

    Lorraine, I am thankful for the privilege of knowing your mom. She was such a special person and an inspiration to me. I admire your dedication to her and your love for each other. That love never ends.

  • Tommie Evans Posted July 28, 2019 5:55 pm

    Lorraine, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I was always interested to hear about your mom. and the things that were going on with her.. You have been a very faithful daughter in the care of your mom.

  • Jill Curran Posted August 1, 2019 4:42 pm

    Dear Lorraine and Michael. I read the obituary in the Greenwich paper. Sorry to hear you lost your mother. Please get in touch when you get back to Greenwich. I would love to see you.

  • Martha, (Mart) Hoffman Posted September 17, 2019 8:54 pm

    Dear Lorraine I did not know about mother passing Kathy Bender sent me the beautiful tribute ..I am deeply sorry for you and family I am sending you a photo of 5 friends that met monthly when mother lived in Byram .

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