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    Sarah B. Armellini, 97, of Palm City, Florida, formerly of Vineland, New Jersey, passed away on July 4, 2021 with her loving family by her side. Born in Vineland, New Jersey, on August 4, 1923. She was the daughter of William and Rachel (Scarpa) Dauito. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Jules (Toots) Armellini on August 15, 2013.

    Sarah was the matriarch of the family and dedicated her life making a warm and welcoming home for her family. As a devoted Mother of five children, Richard Armellini (Raynel), Judith Dusharm (Sterling), William Armellini (Gabriele), Stephen Armellini (Kristine), and David Armellini (Patricia). Sarah had thirteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

    Sarah was an avid cook, artist, seamstress and collector of hat pins, and in January 2019 she wrote and published “The Armellini Journey”, the history of the family. Holidays were filled with traditions that Sarah passed along the way, most famous were her homemade ravioli and for dessert, an Italian tradition of homemade pizzelles, biscotti cookies and torta.

    Sarah was a 1940 graduate of Vineland High School in New Jersey and a 1945 graduate of St. Mary’s School for Nursing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she earned a Registered Nursing Degree.  Hometown sweethearts of Vineland New Jersey, Sarah and Jules were married on February 4, 1945.  Soon afterwards, Jules and Sarah formed what has become Armellini Express Lines that was started in 1945 in Vineland, New Jersey. The company has grown to become the largest floral trucking distributor in the United States.  In 1978, they moved their family to Stuart, Florida where they became acquainted with many of the local Stuart, Florida flower growers and opened their corporate headquarters where it is still in operation today in Palm City. Their company has been instrumental in the development of importing, transportation and distribution of fresh cut flowers throughout the United States from their Miami base facility with floral imports coming from South America.

    Visitation will be on Monday, July 12. 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM  at the Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City Chapel, 2201 SW Murphy Road, Palm City, Florida. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday,  July 13, 2021 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1454 SW Mapp Road, Palm City, Florida. Interment will follow immediately after in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.  (www.foresthillpalmcityflorida.com)

    Flowers are welcome or please consider contributions to American Floral Endowment,  c/o Julio and Sarah Armellini Scholarship Fund,  625 First St., PMB 803, Alexandria, VA. 22314 or visit the website at www. endowment.org/donate.

     

     

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