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In Memory of

Lydia Livolsi

September 20, 1926 - April 1, 2015

Obituary


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Lydia Livolsi, 88, of Grymes Hill, a laboratory technician who loved to sing and will be remembered for her generous spirit, died Wednesday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton.

She was born Lydia Bubenheimer in Indija, in what was then Yugoslavia. Growing up, she lived in many cities in post-World War II Germany, which was struggling to recover and rebuild, and during that time helped to care for her mother, who was ill.

She studied medicine while living there.

In 1952 she immigrated to...

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Lydia Livolsi, 88, of Grymes Hill, a laboratory technician who loved to sing and will be remembered for her generous spirit, died Wednesday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton.

She was born Lydia Bubenheimer in Indija, in what was then Yugoslavia. Growing up, she lived in many cities in post-World War II Germany, which was struggling to recover and rebuild, and during that time helped to care for her mother, who was ill.

She studied medicine while living there.

In 1952 she immigrated to the United States, moving to Jackson Heights, Queens. She settled in Grymes Hill in 1977.

Mrs. Livolsi earned her bachelor's degree in biology from the College of Staten Island at its former Sunnyside campus. She later worked as a lab technician in the biology department of CSI at its Willowbrook campus.

She loved to sing and sang in the choir of St. Teresa's R.C. Church, Castleton Corners, where she was a parishioner, and at the Jutrzenka Singing Society in Brooklyn.

She enjoyed gardening and treasured time spent with her family.

Mrs. Livolsi's husband, Louis, died in 1996.

She is survived by her son, Michael; her daughter, Magdalena Livolsi; two sisters, Emmy Thor and Ingrid Kuhn, and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday from the Casey Funeral Home, Castleton Corners, with a service at 9:30 a.m. in St. Teresa's Church. Arrangements include cremation.