Susan, Is it possible that your mother's obituary was printed in the Staten Island Advance? Most unfortunately for those of us interested in genealogy, the Advance is not indexed. However, if you know the date of her death and can get to the St. George Library, you can look at the Advance microfilm for that period of time. I have done just that - going issue by issue, looking at the obituaries.
That might give you some leads, including what funeral home was used and if there was a church funeral. Then, perhaps, you could try contacting those places to see if they could give you more information. Also, if you don't know exactly where on the Island she was buried, you might see that in the obituary, or get the information from the funeral home and/or church.
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