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Nancy Totino, 84

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Nancy Ann (Mancuso) Totino, age 84, of St. Augustine, FL passed away on November 7, 2022 at UF Health in Jacksonville. She was born and raised in North Adams, Massachusetts, the oldest of five children born to Albert and Settina (Salce) Mancuso and was a 1956 graduate of Drury High School. Nancy met her husband-to-be, John Paul Totino, through her uncle who was a friend of John’s, and they were married on June 20, 1958. Nancy was intelligent and hard working. As a young woman she worked for Liberty Loan, and after marriage she moved to Tallahassee where John was attending school. While living there, she worked for a local television station, appearing as “Ms. Nancy” on a child’s tv show. For many years they also lived in Plantation, Florida, where she worked as a Financial Analyst and Supervisor for American Express. She was also involved as a volunteer for the Ft. Lauderdale Children’s Home Society. Nancy succeeded as everything she put her hand to. An accomplished entrepreneur, she opened and operated Totino’s Italian Restaurant in Pompano Beach, FL, as well as several other businesses including the shoe store. After relocating to St. Augustine in the year 2000, she was a faithful parishioner of St. Anastasia Catholic Church, as well as being active in small groups at Good News Church. A vibrant lady with much energy and motivation, Nancy also enjoyed reading and being a part of Book Clubs. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Settina Mancuso and her brother, Father Joseph Mancuso. She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, John Totino of St. Augustine; a daughter, Dr. Lisa Totino and a son, John Totino (Char), both of Ft. Lauderdale; brothers, Albert “Butch” Mancuso (Lorraine) of North Adams, Massachusetts and Michael Mancuso (Mary Jo) of Milford, New Hampshire; and a sister, Rachel Dorman (Bob) of Clarksburg, Massachusetts.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Nancy Totino will be celebrated Saturday November 19, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview cemetery. Calling hours AT THE CHURCH are Saturday morning from 10-11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s memory can be made to St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 5205 A1A South, St. Augustine, Florida 32080. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Rachel, My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your sister. May your treasured memories bring you comfort. ?
from: Erica Pecoron: 11-21-2022

Dear John and Family,
I am so so sorry to hear about the passing of Nancy. I am thinking of you and your family through this difficult time. Sending love and prayers. -Tina
from: Christine Ameen Maheron: 11-18-2022

I lived next door to the Mancuso family on Liberty Street and Nancy was a classmate of mine , the entire family was top notch and Nancy's choice of a husband we top drawer also.
Good people !
from: chip farleyon: 11-17-2022

Mitch and Family: Sending sincere prayer and thoughts to all of you. It has been a bittersweet year for you. May you find comfort , in faith, with your good memories , in the coming days, for both your brother and sister. GOD BLESS.
from: Darlene Mancinion: 11-17-2022

Nancy was my godmother a cousin a friend. I enjoy our talks on the phone on her birthday. I will truly miss her. Prayers are with family??
from: Nanette schmidton: 11-16-2022

Al , Lorrain, Joan and I wish to extent to you and the Mancuso family our prayers and condolences.
Ed and Joan
from: Edward & Joan Morandion: 11-16-2022

I'm so sorry for your loss Rachel
from: on: 11-16-2022