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Alma A. Puglia

September 2, 2020

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A life well lived is a life to celebrate.  Alma Addison Puglia (nee Siebern), of Warrington, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. She was born September 11, 1927 in Manhattan, a daughter of the late Alma and George Siebern. Alma was also predeceased by her brother, George Siebern and sister, Dorothy Goodrum.

Raised in the Bronx, New York, Alma had a happy childhood and was especially fond of her summers spent at Lutherland in the Pocono Mountains.  She later studied journalism at Hunter College, New York City.  Alma had various jobs throughout New York City in her young adult life.  One of her favorite jobs was working as a copy girl at the now defunct newspaper, The New York Sun. She went on to marry and Alma became the loving mother to David (Connie), Deborah, Elisabeth (Neil McShane), Judith (William Scheer); adored grandmother of 8, James Puglia (Nicole), Sara Copsetta Imperiale (Joseph), Tom Dittman (Lena), Erika Puglia, Kelly Scheer, Samantha Scheer, Jacob McShane, and Brianna Fortunato; beloved and cherished Gigi to 7 great grandchildren,   Jimmy, Alexandra, and Jackson Puglia, Joey and Olivia Imperiale, and Eva and Sonya Dittman; wonderful aunt to many nieces and nephews,  Donato Malandro (the late Joannie),  Angela Perwinc (the late Joe), Clare (Pat) and Fiona Watters, John Perwinc (Matt), Anthony Perwinc, Nicholas Malandro (Maria), Marie Malandro (Kelly), Donna Malandro (Shaun), the late Frances Donlin (William), the late Josephine Sansano (John), and Lynda (Scott) Puglia.

Alma will be best remembered for her love of all things New York City, especially her annual trip to see the Rockettes, her stories of going to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade as a young girl with her father and siblings, and her love of culture and the fine arts, especially the music of Andrea Boccelli.  Additionally, she will be lovingly remembered for sending the most thoughtful Hallmark cards.  She faithfully clipped coupons every Sunday from the local paper and mailed them to each of her children and grandchildren for many years.   One of her favorite pastimes was dining out, especially at her favorite spot, Giuseppe's Restaurant in Warminster, Pennsylvania, where they treated her like family.   Alma loved to volunteer and help others.  Some of her favorite times were spent volunteering at her granddaughter's elementary school.  She also transcribed vital records for various New York City genealogical groups.  Above all else, Alma enjoyed any event that included her loving family. Always a Bronx girl at heart, Alma spent many years living in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She will be lovingly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Alma’s interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, 4199 Webster Ave, The Bronx, New York 10470 on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:30 AM, where she will be laid to rest with her beloved father and family. Alma loved to help charities.  In lieu of flowers and in the spirit of giving, please donate to a charity of your choice.  

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September 14, 2020

11:30 AM
Woodlawn Cemetery
4199 Webster Avenue
The Bronx, NY 10470

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