To View Olga's Tribute Video CLICK HERETo View Olga's Service CLICK HERE\n\nOlga D. TODARO Olga passed away November 8, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 8, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY to the parents of Nicholas and Catherine Kmech, and sister to the late Joseph Kmech. \n\nShe was the beloved wife to Frank Todaro, an outstanding mother to Diane DeRosa, the late Frank Todaro and daughter-in-law Sheron , Sally Borrelli, Nicholas (Christine) Todaro, Jennifer (Angelo) Vassallo, an extraordinary grandmother to Frankie Todaro, Tara (Mario) Molina, Nicole (Tony) Quiteno, Michelle (Jonah) Smith, Ashley (Nicolas) Strife-Todaro, Anthony Borrelli, Ryan (Laura) Todaro, Krista DeRosa, Dominque Borrelli, Danielle Todaro, Amanda Todaro, Kristian Todaro, and Antonio Vassallo. An amazing great-grandmother to Madison Todaro, Marlette Molina, Lexi Todaro, Salvatore Smith, Kaine Molina, Julianna Borrelli, Anthony James Quiteno, Antonio Borrelli, Sophia Quiteno, Giovanni Smith, Ezra Molina, Arianna Smith, Ezekiel Molina, Isabella Mota, Frank Todaro, Nicholas Strife-Todaro, Aubrey Smith, Jayden Molina, Tristan Smith and Baby Todaro on the way. Olga adored her family!\n\nOlga grew up in a loving and strong Slovak family in Brooklyn/Queens, New York. She was an accomplished gymnast and attended the Junior Olympics. From a young age creativity and passion for the arts shines through. She was a gifted dancer and singer, making her debut on the radio singing "In My Easter Bonnet". Her scholastic achievements and mathematical skills allowed her to skip a grade. She was an avid reader of history, art, literature and travel. Throughout her life, she continued her passion for knowledge. \n\nShe met the love of her life at a dance at the Battalion (Veterans) Hall in Queens, New York, in 1953, and married Frank in 1955. From the beginning, they worked as a team to decide their path in life. Frank and Olga were dedicated to the youth of the community, and privately owned a Disco Club for young adults and teenagers, to provide a drug/alcohol-free safe haven. They were presented with the Humanitarian Award for work in the community from the Mayor of New York. \n\nTogether they were very active in raising their children. She was a baseball and football mom, a Girl Scout Leader, on the PTA, and a pageant mother. Olga was a domestic engineer! She was known for her intelligence, creativity and costumes, most notably the UNICEF box (Sally), the Dove of Peace (Nicky) and the Rabbit-in-the-top hat (Jennifer), which won her children awards and her accolades. She was a gracious and hospitable host. Olga is known for her clam bakes, home cooking, decor and hosting epic parties- making the Todaro's home everyone's favorite destination. Olga's management skills, classiness and enthusiasm had her be the go to person for life events for her family and community. Olga believed that home is where the heart is and EVERYONE is welcome. \n\nComing from humble beginnings, Olga loved to shop and find bargains. She was always on the cutting edge of fashion and had exquisite taste in fashion and jewelry. She always taught her children to take pride in not only their appearance but also in their inner beauty. She taught them to always be kind, patient, loving and honest. She was a beacon of light, and a elegant lady.\n\nAfter retiring to Tucson, Arizona and continued her selfless with community involvement in the Sons of Italy, the Italian-American Club and the Elks Club, working hard to keep the social aspect of the club alive by orchestrating spaghetti dinners, dances, holiday functions, giving back to the veterans, disabled children, and the community of Tucson. \n\nOlga was a BRILLIANT student of life and cherished all the little moments it brought. She loved watching her children. grandchildren and great-grandchildren navigate and discover the world . How blessed we are to have shared in her amazing legacy. As she always said, "if you set your mind and heart to something you will ALWAYS achieve it." \n\nOlga taught her family to be strong, brave, loyal, devoted. Education was important and tried to empower and invest in her children to become strong pillars of the community. Olga led by example. She was the backbone of the family. Her strength and determination helped her defeat colon and breast cancer. She was in remission for seven years. Her last battle with the nasty beast of small cell lung cancer, she faced with determination and grace. She was a courageous warrior and lived her life to the fullest. Olga never gave in to her diagnosis. \n\nA Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Vistoso Funeral Home, Oro Valley.\n\nThis EXTRAORDINARY woman will live on in the cherished memories she left with family and friends. Her love and vivacious personality was captivating. She was a light in so many lives and we all have been blessed to have known her.