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Florence Andruss, 88, Longtime Bronxville Resident

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Florence "Flo" Curran Andruss of Bronxville died June 19 at her home. She was 88.

Andruss was born Feb. 8, 1924, in St. Louis, Mo., to Cecilia Hogan and Cornelius P. Curran. She graduated with honors from Villa Duchesne and attended Marymount College in Tarrytown. After college, she returned to St. Louis and became involved with the Service Wives Center.

While in St. Louis, she also worked for the American Red Cross, purchasing occupational supplies for two veterans hospitals. For her work, Andruss received a commendation medal from President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

In 1951, she married William Edgar Andruss in St. Louis and moved to Bronxville. Andruss was a member of the Junior League for more than 50 years, a volunteer with the Woman's Exchange Club and a board member of Miss Covington's Dancing School. She also spent several years volunteering for various mental health organizations.

Her husband died in 1994.

She is survived by her son, William E. (Rebecca) Andruss Jr., of Greenwich, Conn.; and  two daughters, Annette C. Andruss, of Charlestown, Mass., and Florence A. (Peter) Abbott, of San Diego, Calif.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Fred H. McGrath and Son Funeral Home in Bronxville. Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester.

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