Florence Curran Andruss (Flo) died peacefully at home in Bronxville on June 19, 2012.
She was born on February 8, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri to Cecilia Hogan and Cornelius P. Curran. She graduated with honors from Villa Duchesne and attended Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York. After college, she returned to St. Louis and was very involved with the Service Wives Center which founded housing for families of loves ones going overseas. In addition, she worked for the Red Cross purchasing occupational supplies for two Veteran Hospitals. For this work, she received a commendation medal from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1951, she married William Edgar Andruss in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Bronxville where she became very active in the community. She was a member of The Junior League for over 50 years, volunteered at The Woman’s Exchange and was on the board of Miss Covington’s Dancing School. In addition, she spent several years volunteering for various mental health organizations. At the time of her death, she had resided in Bronxville for over 61 years. She was preceded in death in 1994 by her devoted husband Bill and is survived by her son William E. Andruss Jr. (Rebecca) of Greenwich, CT and two daughters, Annette C. Andruss of Charlestown, MA and Florence A. Abbott (Peter) of San Diego, CA. Calling Hours at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home between the hours of 4 to 7PM Thursday. 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.