Life After Tappan Zee

Joseph D'Auria
1955 Graduation Picture
Recent Picture

I married Florence Kopac (class of '57) in 1958.

We spend our winters at Naples Heritage Golf Community in Naples, Florida and the rest of the year in our home town, 7 Park Place, (P.O. Box 7), Sparkill, NY 10976.

After graduating from Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN, I started my teaching career in LaPuente, California. (1959 - 1962.)

We returned to Sparkill and I began teaching in the North Rockland School District for the remainder of my career, totaling 31 years. During the last six years of teaching Flo and I operated the Rotella Golf Course in North Rockland for a total of eleven years.

On a more personal note, we have six children, three daughters and three sons. In order of birth:

We total 13 grandchildren. As a family we are extremely blessed. The furthest away geographically is two hours. Therefore, we are together often and enjoy every minute of it. A yearly vacation to the beach or the mountains, of 25 people, has become a tradition we all look forward to.

Contact Information


Snail-Mail: 7 Park Place, (P.O. Box 7), Sparkill, NY 10976