Life After Tappan Zee

Mary Anne Leitner Giambo
1955 Graduation Picture
Recent Picture

I, Mary Anne Leitner, graduated from TZ in 1955 and went on to New Paltz State Teachers College. I graduated there in 1959 and took my first job in the Clarkstown Central School District as a 1st grade teacher. I married Joe Giambo from Oswego, NY who also taught in the same school system. We lived in Nanuet for 3 years and then moved to Altamont, NY (near Albany, NY) where we presently live for 6 months a year. We also have a home in Venice, FL where we spend the other 6 months of the year. After having our children, I went back to teaching and taught in the Guilderland Central Schools and retired in 1995 after 23 years of teaching first and second grades.

Joe and I just celebrated our 40th anniversary this summer and are the proud parents of 3 daughters. Joanne Rosser is our oldest and resides in Syracuse, NY with her husband, Jack, and 2 children , Alison 11 and Jay 9. Joanne is a pediatrician and Jack is OB-GYN.

Our 2nd daughter, Debbie lives in Bonita Springs, Fl with her husband, Luis and baby Tony , 10 months old. Deb has her PhD and teaches at the Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Luis teaches at the North Naples HS.

Our 3rd daughter, Wendy also lives in Bonita Springs with her husband, Mike. She is a veterinary cardiologist and Mike is a pilot. They are expecting a child in March. We are fortunate to have them all only 1 hour. 15min. south of us.

I keep busy volunteering for Hospice for the past 13 years and with Community Caregivers for the past 10 years. I love crafts and quilting as well as biking, walking and reading.

Contact Information


Snail-Mail: 21 Danvers Rd., Altamont, NY 12009 ( May 1 - Oct. 15)

Phone: 518-861-6655

Snail-Mail: 332 Circlewood Drive, Venice, FL 34293 ( Oct. 15 - May 1)

Phone: 941-408-0449