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Florence Melone

June 13, 1944 — July 8, 2024

Upper Montclair, NJ

Florence M. Melone (nee Rogers), of Upper Montclair and born 80 years ago in Glen Cove, NY, passed away July 8, 2024, comfortably at home surrounded by family and closest friends. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 54 years, Joseph J. Melone. Loving mother of Jodi Guzzardo of Randolf, NJ, and Justine Meadow of Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Dear sister of Beverly Rogers of Woodland Park, NJ, Sally Rogers & Roger Davies of Melrose, MA, and Ernie Rogers & his significant other Alecia Segal of Paramus, NJ. Beloved grandmother of Bodhi Meadow. Cherished aunt of Kevin & Debby Alston of Wayne, NJ, Sean & Emily Davies of Swampscott, MA, Natalie Rogers of West Palm Beach, FL, Stephen & Kim Whitehurst of Port St. Lucie, FL. and Rameka & Brian McGuire of Long Valley, NJ. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Tina Melone of Toms River, NJ, cousin Mary DeStefano and Vincent Tortorelli, and numerous close friends and cousins.

Flo graduated Montclair State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1974. She began her career as a Public Accountant at Ernst & Young, and then with Prudential. Flo spent over the next 30 years as the CFO for Dr. Charles P. Melone, a renowned hand surgeon in Manhattan up until the time of her death. For many years, she was simultaneously employed as the CFO and US representative for Bernard Zins, a French clothing manufacturer, and as the Financial Officer at San Carlo Restaurant, their family business in Lyndhurst, NJ.

When Flo wasn’t working, you could find her at the Glen Ridge Country Club playing golf, her favorite hobby. She was an active member of the G.R. Country Club for 47 years, serving as Treasurer of their Woman’s Golf group for several years. She was honored this year by the women golfers with the naming of an annual tournament after her now known as the “Flo Melone Trustee Cup” tournament. She also served as Treasurer for the Fairway Association of Upper Montclair for many years.

Flo loved vacationing with her husband, spending time with her family, especially her grandson, and with the numerous friends she had, mostly in New Jersey and Florida. She will be missed by many.

A memorial to celebrate Florence’s life will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation, 1 Clara Maass Drive, Belleville, NJ 07109. 

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