Obituary: Ellen B. Acinapuro


Ellen B. Acinapuro (nee Binder) of Farmingdale, NY passed away on November 9, 2021 at 96 years of age. Devoted wife to the late Philip J. Acinapuro. Loving mother of Philip R. Acinapuro (Beverly) of Garden City, NY and Sue Ellen Commender (David) of Larchmont, NY; aunt and “second mom” to Robert “Bobby” Binder (Marga) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Much cherished “Nanny” to her grandchildren: Alison, David, Philip and Kara.

She was a lifelong resident of Farmingdale with a 30-year career teaching elementary and special education students. A devoted member of the Farmingdale United Methodist Church and its bell choir. A former President of the Women’s Club of Farmingdale. An avid swimmer and bridge player. She lived for her children, grandchildren and her extended family.

Both Ellen and her husband Philip were educators who believed in the power of learning. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ellen and Philip Acinapuro Memorial Scholarship Fund (c/o R. Fullam, Farmingdale School District, 50 Van Cott Ave., Farmingdale, NY 11735).

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