Bensonhurst Community Advocate Fran Amorosa Passes Away

Fran Amorosa, a member of the Bensonhurst West End Community Council for 25 years, has passed away at the age of 66.

Amorosa lost her battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was at home, surrounded by loved ones when she died.

Her contributions to the community are immeasurable.

She was the PTA president at P.S. 247 and a substance abuse prevention and intervention specialist at Seth Low Junior High School.

Then, she got a master’s in teaching and became a guidance counselor at Seth Low.

She served on the civic board for 25 years, never shying away from a project or task.

“Nothing was a problem for Fran,” said Carmine Santa Maria, the Bensonhurst West End Community Council’s founder and president to the Brooklyn Daily.

She was known to single-handedly organize and successfully manage massive community events, such as the annual officer installation banquets. Once, she even sent out a 500−piece mailing in a day.

“She always said, ‘Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it,’” recalls Santa Maria.

According to community members, Amorosa’s work ethic was “legendary at the civic group.”

She is survived by her husband Charles, her children Rose, Charles and Dominick, her daughters-in-law Delia and Denise and six grandchildren.