Natalina J. Mozingo, a former farmer and world traveler, died Friday from complications of dementia at her daughter's Dover, Del., home. She was 88.
The former Natalina Josephine Tringali was born and raised in Northwest Baltimore. After she graduated from Forest Park High School, she worked as a secretary for the Baltimore Paint Co.
In 1942, she married Harry L. Mozingo, a machinist. The couple later purchased Green Ridge Farm in Emmitsburg, which they turned into a poultry farm raising laying hens and thoroughbred horses.
They eventually sold the farm in the 1970s and moved to Ocean Pines. An avid world traveler, Mrs. Mozingo became a tour director for Worcester County Chapter 1917 of the American Association of Retired Persons.
Mr. Mozingo died in 1986.
She had been a member of TOPS and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. While living in Ocean Pines, she had been a communicant of St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, and after moving to Dover, was a parishioner at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church.
Mrs. Mozingo enjoyed playing bridge and mahjong, and working in ceramics. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church, 8651 Biggs Ford Road, in Walkersville.
Surviving are two sons, Harry B. Mozingo of Frederick and Dennis L. Mozingo of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Trudean A. "Trudy" Davis of Dover; a brother, Domenic Louis Tringali of Ellicott City; a sister, Helen Minnie Jaworski of Fairfield, Pa.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun