Tina was born in Corona, Queens to Lillian and Nicholas Riso in 1934. Her parents immigrated from Italy before she was born.
Tina grew up in a bustling household with three older brothers, Frank, Vincent and Louis.
Tina enjoyed painting watercolors, playing cards with her neighbors and laughing with her big group of very dear friends. People would often say how warm and kind Tina was to everyone she met. She possessed a strong sense of self and sense of humor, often making everyone laugh even in the waiting room at the doctor”s office.
She worked at PRI, an insurance malpractice company in Manhasset, a job in which she made many friends and enjoyed each and every day.
She loved to ballroom dance with her husband Daniel and entertain friends and family especially on Christmas Eve.
Her gatherings are still talked about to this very day.
She donated to St Jude’s Hospital frequently. Children with cancer is a cause she held very close to her heart. If you feel inclined please donate whatever you can to this worthy cause.