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Marie Watkins

January 10, 1924 - August 17, 2016

Marie Watkins of Port Chester, NY passed away on August 17, 2016 surrounded by her family. Marie was 92. She was born on January 10, 1924 in New York City, the daughter of James and Claire (Lee) Tarello. She worked for many years as an administrative assistant in the advertising industry for Young & Rubicam. Marie is survived by her daughter Pat DiScenza, her sisters Grace (Jimmy) and...
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JoAnn Wennberg

November 8, 1942 - August 15, 2016

JoAnn Wennberg of Mahopac, NY passed away on August 15th at the age of 73. She was born in the Bronx, the daughter of Hercules and Vivian (nee: Malia) Vinciguerra. On December 5, 1971 she married Fred Wennberg and she worked for many years in the real estate industry. JoAnn was a patriot and loved our country. She was a Past President of the VFW Ladies Auxillary #5491 and a Sunshine Girl...
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John Capardo

January 4, 1918 - August 7, 2016

John Capardo, WWII veteran, was born on January 4, 1918 to parents Antonino and Elvira Cacopardo in Naples Italy and moved to the United States at the age of 3. John joined the army in 1941 and served as a Mess Sergeant until the end of the war in 1945. He married Frances Capardo in 1944 and had three children: Ronald, Denise and Rita. They lived in John's family home in Laurelton, Queens and...
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Thomas J. Harney

December 11, 1986 - August 1, 2016

Thomas J. Harney died suddenly on Monday, August 1, 2016, at the age of 29. Tommy was a lifelong resident of Mahopac, the fourth child and only son of James and Gail Harney. He loved cars, Rangers hockey, golfing with his brothers-in-law, kicking back a few beers and hanging with his friends. He was beloved by many for his wicked sense of humor, his kindness and loyalty, his work ethic and...
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Michael Lavin

April 4, 1919 - July 31, 2016

Michael Lavin of the Bronx passed away peacefully on Sunday July 31, 2016 surrounded by family at the age of 97. He was born in Bohogue, Manulla in County Mayo, Ireland on April 4, 1919, the son of Thomas and Mary Dolan Lavin. Michael emigrated to the United States in 1947. He worked for 37 years with the NY Telephone Co., retiring in 1984. He is survived by his wife Mary (nee Killeen),...
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George "Chipper" Swarm

March 31, 1943 - July 23, 2016

George F. "Chipper" Swarm, a lifelong resident of Mahopac Falls, NY passed away peacefully on Saturday July 23, 2016 at the age of 73. He was born in Mahopac on March 31, 1943, the son of George E. and Beatrice Smith Swarm. Chip graduated from Mahopac High School and served in the US Army. He was a retired installer and repairman with Verizon in Mt. Kisco, NY. He was a life member of the...
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Jayne E. Dandreano

August 5, 1940 - July 20, 2016

Jayne E. Dandreano, a lifelong resident of Somers, NY passed away on July 20, 2016 at the age of 75. She was born in Granite Springs on August 5, 1940, the daughter of Daniel J. and Norma Tucker Tompkins. Jayne was an 18 year member of the Somers Volunteer Fire Department where she was an active firefighter, EMT and CPR instructor. While her sons were growing up, she was active in the boy...
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John L. Sullivan

December 16, 1936 - July 17, 2016

John L. Sullivan of Somers, NY passed away on Sunday July 17, 2016 at the age of 79. He was born in Yonkers on December 16, 1936, the son of Daniel F. and Anna Drain Sullivan. John was an insurance agent and the retired owner of the John L. Sullivan Insurance Agency in Mahopac. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church in Somers and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the...
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Antoinette Georgio

September 14, 1925 - July 16, 2016

Antoinette Georgio, 90, of Somers formally a longtime resident of Mount Vernon, passed away on July 16, 2016. Antoinette was born on September 14, 1925 to the late Giuseppe and Luigina (nee DeFazio) Georgio in Mount Vernon, NY. Antoinette is survived by her loving sisters and brothers Anna, Rocketta, Domenic, Domenica and Joseph. She is also survived by her six nephews and nieces and...
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James G. Flanagan III

October 20, 1930 - July 15, 2016

Dr. James G. Flanagan, III passed away at his home in Maine on July 15, 2016 at the age of 85. He was born in Manhattan, the son of James and Helen (Sheehan) Flanagan, Jr. James earned his BS degree from St Bonaventure University and then went on to serve as a Lieutenant in the US Army. In 1960 he received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Farleigh Dickinson Dental School and pursued...
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Richard J. Delaney, Jr.

March 20, 1977 - July 10, 2016

Richard J. Delaney Jr. passed away unexpectedly on Sunday July 10, 2016 at the age of 39. He was born in Mt. Kisco, NY on March 20, 1977, the son of Richard and Mary Yantos Delaney. Richard graduated from Mahopac High School in 1995 and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance at SUNY Oswego. He was currently the Branch Manager at Chase Bank in Peekskill. He has also tended...
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Lorraine Piccolo

May 27, 1948 - June 30, 2016

Lorraine Piccolo, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY and currently of Dobbs Ferry, NY passed away on June 30, 2016 at the age of 68. She was born in Brooklyn on May 27, 1948, the daughter of the late Francis and Catherine Caufield Mintler. Lorraine is a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Dobbs Ferry and a former parishioner of St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac. She enjoyed eating...
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James Craig Adamec, Jr.

May 26, 1992 - June 29, 2016

James Craig Adamec Jr. of Mahopac, NY passed away on Wednesday June 29, 2016 at the age of 24. He was born in Mt. Kisco, NY on May 26, 1992, the son of James C. and Margaret Sammann Adamec. James graduated from Mahopac High School, Class of 2010. He was employed as a plumber with Pipeline USA in Mahopac Falls. James was an avid sports fan who enjoyed fishing, golf, snowboarding, baseball...
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Diana M. Carrano

June 14, 1946 - June 21, 2016

Diana M. Carrano of Mahopac, NY passed away on Tuesday, June 21 at the age of 70. She was born on June 14, 1946, the daughter of Domenic & Mary (Myrnick) Carrano. Most recently, she worked as an administrator for the Boys & Girls Club in Mt. Kisco. Diana is survived by her daughter Dana Carrano, her brother Frank Carrano and his wife Bonnie and their children Laurie(Bobby), Linda(Tony),...
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Robert R. Franke

February 13, 1967 - June 13, 2016

Beloved husband, father, son and brother, Robert Rhea Franke of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016 at the age of 49. He was born on Long Island, the son of Robert and Linda (Lawson) Franke and grew up in Medford, NY. He graduated from Patchogue-Medford High School, and LaGuardia Community College focusing on Veterinary Medicine and most recently worked for MV Transportation ...
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Steven Dudowitz

August 24, 1960 - June 13, 2016

Steven Dudowitz of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday June 13, 2016 at the age of 55. He was born in Brooklyn on August 24, 1960. Steven had worked as an Operations Manager on Wall St. for 30 years, the past 11 of them with Seaport Global. He was well respected in the investment banking industry and served as a mentor to his colleagues. An avid sports fan, he coached softball with Mahopac...
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Rafael "Ralph" Bonilla

June 22, 1941 - June 5, 2016

Rafael A. Bonilla wasn't the kind of person to just say thank you. When someone went out of their way to help him, he wanted the person to be rewarded or at least recognized for their efforts. So whether it was a supermarket clerk who searched a backroom for a specific product or a bank manager who went out of their way to explain a complicated transaction, Bonilla took his thank you one step...
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Madeline Deubler

June 3, 2016

Madeline Deubler of Englewood, FL and formerly of Mahopac Falls, passed away on June 3, 2016 at the age of 88. She was born in 1927 in New York City, the daughter of Gustave and Marie Vogel. In 1951, she married Frank Deubler of Middletown, NY and they relocated to Mahopac Falls. She and Frank, along with her parents, ran a farm, entertained many friends at their home, and were active in...
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Lawrence W. Farrell

May 31, 2016

Lawrence William Farrell of Mahopac, NY on May 31, 2016. Son of the late James and Mary Farrell, brother of James (wife Patricia, deceased), Ossining, NY; Bernard (Angela), Tarrytown, NY; wife Leanna, Mahopac; daughters, Ronni Jean (Joseph) Paradiso, Carmel, NY; Laura Pietrowicz, Wallkill, NY; Caitlin Farrell, Mahopac and son Peter (Donna), Cairo, NY; grandchildren, "Little" Ronni Paradiso,...
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Robert A. Esernio, Jr.

September 29, 1958 - May 29, 2016

Robert A. Esernio, Jr. passed away suddenly on May 29, 2016 at the age of 57. He was born in Queens, NY, the son of Robert and Frances (Rabito) Esernio. On September 7, 1985 he married Kathleen Yorke and together they raised 3 beautiful children. Robert was a CPA and a partner at Ernst & Young in New York City before retiring in 2014. Bob was a passionate sports fan especially for the NY...
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Eve Wagner-Nast

November 18, 1941 - May 22, 2016

Eve Amy Wagner-Nast of Mahopac, NY died on May 22, 2016 at the age of 74. She was born in the Bronx, the daughter of Julian and Isabelle (Grubman) Nast Wagner. Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on Wednesday, May 25 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac. A funeral service will also be at the funeral home on Thursday, May 26th with interment to...
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Phyllis Snyder

February 25, 1929 - May 21, 2016

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Arthur Leo Brannigan

October 5, 1930 - May 19, 2016

Arthur Leo Brannigan, 85, of Delray Beach, Florida and formerly of Mahopac, NY died Thursday, May 19, 2016 peacefully. He was the loving husband of Dorothy R. Brannigan. He is survived by his wife Dorothy of Delray Beach, Florida, and his two sons and daughters-in- law, A. Scott & Judy Brannigan of Swan Lake, NY, and James W. & Pauline Brannigan of New Milford, CT. He is also survived by his...
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Eileen Kalpaxis

November 17, 1947 - May 16, 2016

Eileen Kalpaxis of Mahopac died Monday, May 16 after battling cancer for over 5 years. She was born in Bronx, NY, the daughter of John and Julia (Hanley) McKillop. Eileen "The Queen" was a great mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend. She gave so much love and laughter to all. She was a special lady who took no crap from anybody or anything yet was generous and loving. She will be missed by...
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Robert C. Mendez

November 26, 1942 - May 10, 2016

Robert C. Mendez, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on May 10, 2016 at the age of 73. He was born in the Bronx on November 26, 1942, the son of Emanuel and Lillian Ciatto Mendez. Robert was a sheet metal worker and worked in construction for most of his life. He retired from Local 28 in NY City in 1999. Robert was very social. He loved being around people and...
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Therese Carr

September 29, 1928 - May 5, 2016

Carr, Therese Mary born September 29, 1928, Yonkers, NY died May 5, 2016, Mahopac, NY Therese Mary (nee Thomas) Carr, 87, of Mahopac, NY died peacefully at home on May 5th surrounded by her loving family. Terry was predeceased by her husband Joseph "Joe" Carr just a year ago. They were happily married for 66 years, were never apart and now are together again. She was predeceased by her...
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Catherine R. Gutasy

November 24, 1917 - May 5, 2016

Catherine R. Gutasy of Mahopac, NY and formerly of Putnam Valley, NY and Yonkers, NY passed away on Thursday May 5, 2016 at the age of 98. She was born in Yonkers on November 24, 1917, the daughter of George and Anna Zylko Evanko. Catherine was a telephone operator with NY Telephone Co. prior to raising her family and worked later as a clerk at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY. ...
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Diane Gonzalez

January 24, 1944 - May 3, 2016

Diane Gonzalez of Mahopac, NY died on Tuesday, May 3rd at the age of 72. She was born in New York City, the daughter of Leonard and Sylvia (Farber) Bolinger. Diane was an avid reader and loved to use her Apple iPad. She is survived by her husband Victor, her daughter Denise Talt, her brothers Robert and Leonard Sabatino, her sisters Janice Schwanzer, Gale Viserto, and Sherry Sadovia, and her...
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Anthony R. Marzo

November 11, 1913 - May 1, 2016

Anthony R. Marzo of Yorktown Heights, NY passed away on May 1, 2016 at the age of 102. He was born in Bronx, NY, the son of Lodovico and Filomena (Ferrisi) Marzo. Anthony was a proud veteran of the United States Army having served during WW II and worked for over 40 years with US Postal Service. As a young adult, he was a Little League coach and was active in St. Dominic's Parish in the Bronx....
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Emily G. Hitchcock

November 10, 1917 - April 25, 2016

Emily G. Hitchcock of Somers, NY passed away peacefully on April 25, 2016 at the age of 98. She was born in Bronx, NY, the daughter of Charles and Dorothea(Balzer) Seebach. On July 3, 1943 she married Howard Hitchcock at St. Ann's Church in the Bronx. Emily was a member of the Somers Seniors and active in St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Emily is survived by her daughter Dorothea Mangieri. She...
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Jeanette M. Winter

September 7, 1947 - April 19, 2016

Jeanette M. Winter, 68, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday April 19, 2016. She was born in Springhill, LA on September 7, 1947, the daughter of Brief and Catherine Lewis Huddleston. Jeanette retired last year as the parts manager at Whispering Pine Landscape and Garden Supply in Mahopac. She was a motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the Harley...
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Richard T. Sochor, Jr.

January 18, 1954 - April 14, 2016

Richard T. Sochor, Jr. of Mahopac passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the age of 62. A detailed obituary will follow. Please see service information below.
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Helen V. Como

September 6, 1926 - April 13, 2016

Helen V. Como of Carmel, NY passed away peacefully on April 13, 2016 at her daughter's home in Georgia; she was 89 years old. Helen was born in Yonkers, NY on September 6, 1926, the daughter of Sylvester and Ellen(Veitch) Malone. Helen married Francis on November 13,1949. Helen is survived by her sons Kevin and Daniel, her daughters Helene Como and Peggy (Kevin) Masterson, her sister...
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Adorino A. Consilvio

May 2, 1920 - April 4, 2016

Adorino A. Consilvio of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Monday April 4, 2016 at the age of 95. He was born in Abruzzi, Italy on May 2, 1920. Adorino came to the United States as a young boy. He served in the US Army during WWII and retired as a heating technician with Texaco, working in the Bronx. Among his pastimes were gardening, which he loved, and tinkering around his home. He...
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Eleanor McDonald

June 16, 1931 - April 3, 2016

Eleanor McDonald of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 3rd surrounded by her family. She was 84. Eleanor was born in Yonkers, NY, the daughter of Salvatore and Julia(DiGina) Fasanelli. She is survived by her children Bill McDonald, Susan Andrews, and Patricia Falciano; her sister Mary Russo; her grandchildren Jennifer and Gregory; and great grandchildren Thomas, Alexis,...
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Alexandra Plescia

January 29, 1989 - April 1, 2016

Alexandra Plescia of Mahopac, NY passed away on April 1, 2016 at the age of 27. She was born in Bronx, NY on January 29, 1989, the daughter of Joseph and Cynthia (DeLuccy) Plescia. She is survived by her mother Cynthia, her sister Nicole Marotta and her husband John, her partner Oscar Soza, her maternal grandmother Gloria DeLuccy, and her paternal grandmother Catherine Plescia. She is...
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Rita Paterno

February 17, 1942 - March 31, 2016

Rita Paterno, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Thursday March 31, 2016 at the age of 74. She was born in the Bronx on February 17, 1942, the daughter of Henry and Rita Seifert Imor. Rita's family was the most important part of her life and she enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible. She is survived by her children, Frank and Theresa Paterno of Mahopac,...
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Joseph A. Rizzuto

August 3, 1922 - March 30, 2016

Joseph A. Rizzuto of Carmel, NY passed away on March 30, 2016 at the age of 93. He was born in Brooklyn, the son of Philip and Josephine(Ramaci) Rizzuto. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served during World War II. He is survived by his son Philip and his wife Rosemary, his daughter Mary Vickery and her husband Dennis, his sister Patricia Ancona, his grandchildren Dennis...
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Audrey Jesselli

January 17, 1936 - March 16, 2016

Audrey Jesselli (nee Pulcino) of Mahopac, NY passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 16 at the age of 80. She was born in Manhattan, the daughter of Anthony and Harriet Pulcino. On September 3, 1955 she married Frank Jesselli at Our Lady of Pity Church in The Bronx. Audrey was devoted to the Blessed Mother and her patron saint, St. Anthony of Padua. She was a member of The Red Hat Society,...
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Carmine L. Testa

March 24, 1935 - March 14, 2016

Carmine L. Testa of Mahopac, NY passed away on March 14, 2016 at the age of 80. He was born in New York City, the son of Carmine and Celia (Vellucci) Testa. He was a steel worker in the city with Local 580 for 36 years. Carmine was also a proud veteran of the United States Army. On November 18, 1961 he married Brenda Monti in Flushing, Queens, New York. They were married for 54 years. In...
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Aileen E. Hansen

September 22, 1926 - March 12, 2016

Aileen E. Hansen of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on March 12, 2016 at the age of 89. She was born in Yonkers, NY on September 22, 1926, the daughter of William C. Hansen and Anna Schwanda. Aileen retired after many years with AT&T. She enjoyed attending the Kohler Senior Center in Mahopac. She is survived by her nieces, Jeri Van Houten and Karen Scherer and her nephew Chris Hansen. ...
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Efrain Ruiz

June 5, 1946 - March 4, 2016

Efrain Ruiz passed away on Friday, March 4th surrounded by his family; he was 69. He was born on June 5, 1946 in Puerto Rico, the son of Israel and Paula (Flores) Ruiz. He worked on Wall Street for over 30 years and ended his career as an Associate Vice President for Wachovia Securities. Most recently, he was a realtor for Keller Williams. Efrain was a proud veteran of the United States...
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Ellen Marie Tunnard-Clark

February 12, 1962 - March 3, 2016

Ellen Marie Tunnard-Clark, 54, of Somers, a gentle, soothing rock to all who were blessed to know her, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016, following a brief and sudden illness. Ellen was born February 12, 1962, in Yonkers, NY. She was raised in Mahopac and graduated from Mahopac High School in 1980. Following her marriage to her loving husband Kevin Clark, they settled in Somers in 1990...
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Robert Donald Maxcy

March 2, 2016

Robert Donald Maxcy died in Phoenix AZ on March 2nd 2016 from complications from pneumonia. Don struggled with Parkinson's Disease for over 22 years. Robert was born in Elizabeth NJ to Florence and Frederick Maxcy. He spent his early years in Warwick RI. The family moved to Croton Falls NY where he lived for twenty years until his marriage to Barbara Bufton in 1958. Don as he was called...
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Debbie Ann Laoretti

October 28, 1960 - February 29, 2016

Debbie Ann Laoretti of Carmel, NY passed away suddenly on February 29, 2016 at the age of 55. She was born in Mt. Kisco, NY, the daughter of Rino and Marilyn (Conklin) Laoretti. Debbie grew up in Mahopac, NY and would spend much time with her father playing at the Mahopac fire house. She loved the Native America culture. She is survived by her children William Patrignelli, Jr, and his wife Deni...
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Roy B. Stevens

March 26, 1925 - February 26, 2016

Roy B Stevens of Norfolk VA, died on February 26th, 2016 peacefully at home. Roy was 90 years old and had been a resident of Mahopac, NY for most of his life. Roy was born in Carmel NY on March 26th 1925. He was the son of the late Ira and Louise Stevens of Mahopac, NY. On June 26th, 1949 Roy married Margaret Johnston at the Lake Mahopac Methodist Church. Roy graduated from Mahopac...
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Joyce F. Lewis

December 2, 1936 - February 26, 2016

Joyce F. Lewis of Mahopac, NY and Clearwater, FL passed away peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the age of 79. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 2, 1936, the daughter of John and Virginia Short Pendergast. Joyce is survived by her sons Charles and Thomas (Patti), her daughters Doris Brown (Jamie) and Joanne Kinash (Drew), her sisters Janet Brennan and Virginia Russell, 10...
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Daniel J. Mahoney

January 22, 1940 - February 26, 2016

Daniel J. Mahoney of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday February 26, 2016 at the age of 76. He was born in the Bronx on January 22, 1940, the son of Daniel and Margaret McInerney Mahoney. Daniel retired in 1986 as a police officer for the City of White Plains and served as a former treasurer of the White Plains PBA. He was the proud owner of the West-Put Driving School in Mahopac, following...
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Lucy Hillers

May 10, 1922 - February 22, 2016

Lucy Hillers of Cortlandt Manor, NY passed away peacefully on Monday February 22, 2016 at the age of 93. She was born in Germany on May 10, 1922, the daughter of Rudolf and Berta Schuff Delarber. Lucy emigrated to the United States at the age of five with her parents. Following her marriage on October 9, 1943 to Leonard J. Hillers, they settled in Glendale, Queens. After Glendale, they...
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Lucy L. Murray

February 22, 2016

Lucy L. Murray of Poughkeepsie, NY and formerly of Yorktown Heights and Mahopac Falls, NY passed away peacefully on February 22, 2016. Lucy was born in Manhattan, the daughter of Orazio and Anna Della Volpe Vinci. Lucy was a retired secretary at the NY School for the Deaf in White Plains, NY. She was a longtime, active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Yorktown Heights. Lucy loved the...
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Anthony Rubino

March 28, 1913 - February 19, 2016

Anthony Rubino, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday February 19, 2016 at the age of 102. He was born in Mt. Vernon, NY on March 28, 1913, the son of Joseph and Clementina Rubino. Anthony was the Superintendent of Service at the Hotel Windsor in NY City, retiring in 1989. He was very outgoing and attended the Kohlar Senior Center in Mahopac. He loved dancing and music,...
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Sheila Margolis

August 18, 1944 - February 14, 2016

Sheila Margolis, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the age of 71. She was born on August 18, 1944, the daughter of Emanuel and Beatrice Stillman Dick. Sheila was a real estate broker and appraiser. She was the owner of Margolis Appraisal Services, Inc. in Mahopac, providing services to several local community and national banks. Sheila was a...
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Mae Dorothy Goess

December 25, 1917 - February 8, 2016

Mae Dorothy Goess, 98, formerly of 53 Kings Ridge Road, Mahopac NY, passed away quietly on February 8, 2016 in North Port, Florida. Mae was born on Christmas day 1917 in Brooklyn, NY to Herman and Elizabeth (Saal) Baumgarten. She was the older sister to John H. Baumgarten who predeceased her. Mae grew up in Brooklyn, NY and married Edwin A Goess on April 11, 1942, who predeceased her in...
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Arthur Natt

June 6, 1944 - January 26, 2016

Arthur Natt, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday January 26, 2016 with his wife by his side, at the age of 71. He was born on June 6, 1944, the son of Frank and Cathleen Faughnan Natt. Art enjoyed golf, hunting and sailing and was a member of the Hillview Gun Club in Stanfordville, NY. He was the proprietor of Brodie's North Pub and Restaurant in...
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Jean Boniello

March 11, 1937 - January 21, 2016

Jean Boniello of Palmetto, FL (formerly of Mahopac, NY) passed away on Thursday, January 21 at the age of 78. She was born in Peekskill, NY, the daughter of Douglas and Lillian(Eurcher) Gordineer. Jean loved her family and enjoyed playing bingo and games of chance. She is survived by her husband Angelo, her son Angelo, Jr. and his wife Pat, her daughter Penny Blennis and her husband Walter,...
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Erik P. Fredriksen

May 29, 1986 - January 20, 2016

Erik Fredriksen of Schroon Lake, NY and formerly of Mahopac, passed away on Wednesday, January 20th at the age of 29. He was born in Carmel, NY, the son of Howard and June(Anderson) Fredriksen. Erik graduated from Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, Fergus Falls, MN in 2004 and earned his Bachelor's degree from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2008. Erik is survived by his parents, his three brothers Scott,...
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Michael Joseph Bergin

November 10, 1926 - January 15, 2016

Michael Joseph Bergin, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on January 15, 2016 at the age of 89. He was born in Mount Vernon, NY on November 10, 1926, the son of Michael and Margaret Sharkey Bergin. Michael was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx and the NY State Police Academy in Albany, NY. He served his country in the US Marine Corps during WWII and was a...
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Juanita Gilmore MacPhee

October 18, 1928 - January 7, 2016

Juanita Gilmore MacPhee of Carmel, NY and formerly of Mt. Kisco, NY passed away on Thursday January 7, 2016 at the age of 87. She was born in Fairland, OK on October 18, 1928, the daughter of Byron and Lula Myrtle Gilmore. She is survived by her daughters, Eileen Goodrow (John) of Mahopac, NY, Kathleen Garvin-Tomblin of Branford, CT and Michelle Moran (James) of Ashville, NC, her brother and...
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Paul John Ceasrine

March 11, 1957 - January 6, 2016

Paul John Ceasrine of Southern Pines, NC passed away on Wednesday January 6, 2016 at the age of 58. He was born in Mt. Kisco, NY on March 11, 1957 to Vincent and Jeanette Cascioli Ceasrine. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughters, Lea of NY and Sara of CT, his sister, Susan Carson and her husband Bryan of Somers, NY, his brother Vincent and his wife Doreen of NJ and...
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Tara DiNoia Cigliano

September 6, 1968 - December 31, 2015

Tara Patricia DiNoia Cigliano, devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, was born on September 6, 1968, and passed away as gracefully as she lived on Thursday, December 31, 2015, at the age of 47, surrounded by her loving and heartbroken family. Tara's heart was divided between Mahopac, NY, where she grew up, and Jacksonville, Fla., where she and her husband Ralph created a beautiful...
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Zachary M. Zappala

April 8, 1989 - December 27, 2015

Zachary M. Zappala of Mahopac, NY passed away on December 27, 2015 at the age of 26. He was born in White Plains, NY, the son of Michael and Maria(Spinello) Zappala. He graduated from Mahopac High School in 2007 and SUNY Cobleskill in 2009 with an Associate's Degree in Diesel Technology. Zack loved motorsports and his passion was mechanics. He worked for East Road Motors, NYS Dept. of...
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Charles Edward Brower

September 30, 1939 - December 21, 2015

Charles E. Brower 9/30/1939-12/21/2015 Charles Edward (Charlie) Brower died 12/21/2015 in The Villages, Florida at the age of 76. He was born in the Bronx, NY the son of Charles and Margaret Brower. He is predeceased by his parents and only sibling, Annemarie Cutignola. He leaves behind his wife of 57 years Patricia Ryan Brower; his children Margaret Holland (John), Jude Brower ...
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Joseph F. Valente

June 10, 1952 - December 21, 2015

Joseph Frank Valente was born to Italia and Louis Valente on June 10th, 1951 in Queens New York. He died peacefully in his home on December 21st, 2015 at the age of 63. Joseph worked in sales, using his way with people to sell everything from textiles to cleaning products. He retired several years ago from a career with Montgomery Manufacturing. Joseph met his partner, Cathy Spinosa,...
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Constantino "Dino" Lapadula

December 19, 1930 - December 20, 2015

Constantino "Dino" Lapadula of Mahopac, NY passed away on December 20 at the age of 85. He was born in the Bronx on December 19, 1930, the son of Diomede and Francesca (DeLillo) Lapadula. He worked as a tool and die maker for IBM for many years. Dino was a proud veteran of the Marine Corps, having served his country during the Korean War. He is survived by his daughter Dianne Lacey(Jim);...
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Ursula C. "Oma" Greco

June 24, 1929 - December 14, 2015

Ursula C. "Oma" Greco of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday December 14, 2015 at the age of 86. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI on June 24, 1929, the daughter of Erwin and Erna Werner. Ursula was a retired special education teacher at PS244 in Brooklyn, NY. On August 18, 1947 she married Albert F. Greco at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Baltimore, MD. Albert died on December 28,...
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Gino Veschi

May 23, 1915 - December 10, 2015

Gino P. Veschi, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Thursday December 10, 2015 at the age of 100. He was born to Enrico and Letizia Veschi on May 23, 1915. Gino wed Laura Faroni on April 16, 1939 at St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac. Their happy marriage ended with her passing on October 9, 2001. Surviving are his loving family; his daughters Valerie Roberts...
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Richard T. Di Russo

October 20, 1946 - December 9, 2015

Richard Thomas Di Russo passed away on Wednesday December 9, 2015 at the age of 69. He was born in the Bronx on October 20, 1946, the son of Joseph and Emma Di Russo. Richard served in the US Army as a Combat Engineer and was honorably discharged as a SP5, serving in Vietnam. He was very active in Veteran's organizations and served two terms as Commander of VFW Post 5491 in Mahopac. He was...
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Carol E. Best

July 16, 1934 - December 3, 2015

Carol Elizabeth Musty Best passed away peacefully on December 3, 2015. She was born July 16, 1934, in Buffalo, NY, to Clyde and Clara Musty. Carol grew up in Kenmore, NY, with three brothers and one sister. She graduated from Kenmore High School in 1952. Carol then attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI where she graduated with a degree in Music in 1956. On June 8, 1957, she...
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Frank J. Triolo

May 8, 1955 - December 3, 2015

Frank J. Triolo of Mahopac, NY passed away on December 3, 2015 at the age of 60. He was born in the Bronx on May 8, 1955, the son of Frank and Anna Daddona Triolo. Frank was a retired NY City Transit car inspector. He had a passion for his 1974 Triumph TR-6 automobile and he enjoyed refurbishing and collecting Lionel trains. On June 25, 1978 he married Karen Vetrano at St. Dominic's...
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Edward J. Miller

August 11, 1920 - November 30, 2015

Edward J Miller passed away quietly and peacefully while sleeping in his Scottsdale, AZ home November 30, 2015. He was born in Auburn, NY to Frederick LeRoy Miller and Cecelia Reilley on August 11, 1920. Edward married Mary Ellen Estes in Syracuse, NY June 11, 1949. He enjoyed 31 years working for IBM, primarily in the Real Estate and Construction Division as an accountant. He served in World...
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Anthony D. Aloisi

June 13, 1926 - November 29, 2015

Anthony D. Aloisi of Mahopac passed away on Sunday, November 29th at the age of 89. He was born in Harrison, NY on June 13, 1926 the son of Domineck and Mary (LePino) Aloisi. He was a plumber by trade having owned his own company in Mamaroneck for many years. He was also a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, never missed a Yankee or a Giants game....
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Margaret E. Cirilli

September 30, 1930 - November 27, 2015

Margaret E. Cirilli of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday November 27, 2015 at the age of 85. She was born in NY City on September 30, 1930, the daughter of Steven and Rose Havranek Whitcomb. Margaret was a parishioner of St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac. She loved cooking, bowling and facebook and enjoyed going to casinos. On April 19, 1952 she married the love of her life, John...
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Richard H. Tashjian

December 29, 1935 - November 10, 2015

Richard H. Tashjian of Mahopac, NY passed away on November 10, 2015 at the age of 79. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and served in the US Army. Richard was an Operations Research professor at NYU in Manhattan. Interment was private at Ballard-Barrett Cemetery in Mahopac Falls, NY.
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June M. Hillery

June 22, 1933 - November 8, 2015

JUNE M. HILLERY June Mary (Mahany) Hillery of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, November 8th at the age of 82. June is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Herbert Hillery, and their children and grandchildren: - Terry and Louise Hillery of New Fairfield, CT and children Charlotte, Karen & Stephen Scherer, and Christopher - Chris and Jane Hillery of...
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Marie Panek

November 27, 1926 - November 7, 2015

Marie Panek of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday November 7, 2015 at the age of 88. She was born in Yonkers, NY on November 27, 1926. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Bonanno of Mahopac and her sons, Scott of Mahopac and Dennis of Pawling, NY as well as her sister, Theresa Napurski of Yonkers and her granddaughters, Christine Kempter, Bethann Bonanno and Amanda Gray. She was...
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Rev. Willett R. Porter, Jr.

August 28, 1927 - November 4, 2015

Rev. Willett R. Porter, Jr. (Will) of Mahopac, NY went home to be with the Lord November 4, 2015. He was born August 28, 1927 in Brooklyn to W. Ralph and Gertrude Harris Porter. Will attended Andrew Jackson High School in Queens, NY. He received a B.S. in agriculture (animal husbandry) from Cornell University in 1949, where he was a member of the Alpha Zeta fraternity and a coronet player in the...
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Alice B. Murdock

June 21, 1924 - November 2, 2015

Alice B. Murdock, age 91, of Lititz, PA and formerly of Carmel, NY passed away on Monday November 2, 2015. The daughter of Francis and Rose O'Hare Bradley, she was born in Yonkers, NY on June 21, 1924. Alice was a supervisor with the Social Security Administration in Peekskill, NY, retiring in 1986. She is survived by her sons, Col. Edward G. Murdock (Ret.) and his wife Caryl of Carlisle,...
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Edna A. Howell

May 25, 1923 - October 29, 2015

Edna A. Howell, age 92, of Mahopac, NY formerly of Yonkers, NY died on 10/29/2015. Wife of the late Robert Howell. Mother of William (Kathy) Howell and Diane Komosinski (John). Also survived by 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Cremation was private.
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Francis E. "Frank" McLoughlin

February 23, 1938 - October 21, 2015

Francis E. "Frank" McLoughlin of Mahopac, NY passed away on Wednesday, October 21st at the age of 77. He was born in White Plains, NY, the son of Francis R. and Rose(Iozzo) McLoughlin. Frank was a man dedicated to the service of others. He was a police officer for the City of White Plains, retiring in 1989, and a proud veteran of the US Army. Frank is survived by his wife of 50 years...
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Edward C. Guidice

December 7, 1927 - October 17, 2015

Edward C. Guidice, of Mahopac, NY and formerly of Yonkers, NY passed away on Saturday October 17, 2015 at the age of 87. He was born in Yonkers on December 7, 1927, the son of Conrad and Margaret Marlo Guidice. Edward joined the US Navy following high school and served from 1945-1948. He was a member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church in Mahopac Falls. Edward was an auto mechanic by...
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Walter J. Hettwer

April 20, 1934 - October 12, 2015

Walter J. Hettwer, a Mahopac, NY resident since 1972, passed away on Monday October 12, 2015 at the age of 81. He was born in Brooklyn on April 20, 1934, the son of Joseph and Anna Meissner Hettwer. Walter served in the US Army from 1954 – 1956. He retired from FDNY as Lieutenant in 1976. He served mostly with 35 Truck and 332 Engine during his career with the fire department. Walter...
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Norbert W. Guba

October 3, 1937 - October 10, 2015

Norbert W. Guba of Mahopac, NY passed away on October 10, 2015 at the age of 78. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of George and Irene Kopper Guba. Norbert graduated from Erasmus HS in Brooklyn and then entered the Navy. He went on to be a machinist and then eventually moved on to a career at Verizon. From an early age he had a passion for sailing. He always had a green thumb and enjoyed...
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Giuseppina Fante

July 7, 1921 - October 7, 2015

Giuseppina Fante of Mahopac, NY passed away on Wednesday October 7, 2015. Born in Colledimezzo, Italy on July 7, 1921, she was 94. She is survived by her children, Maddalena Monaco and her husband Antonio, Antonietta Bomba and her husband Vincent and Franco Fante and his wife Antoinette as well as 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandsons and her great, great grandchild. She loved spending time...
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Josephine M. Perez

April 13, 1911 - October 7, 2015

Josephine M. Perez, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Wednesday October 7, 2015 at the age of 104. She was born in NY City on April 13, 1911, the daughter of Angelo and Enrichetta Ferazzi Ronzi. Josephine attended Drakes Business School in NY City and was a retired accountant with the Patent Trader Newspaper in Mt. Kisco, NY. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the...
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John M. "Jack" Fletcher

July 18, 1954 - October 7, 2015

After a long and very courageous battle with cancer, John M. Fletcher of Mahopac, N.Y. entered into eternal life peacefully on October 7, 2015. He was 61 years old. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Annette of 35 years and two extraordinary daughters, Katie and Christine who meant the world to him. It was so important to Jack to teach his girls many life lessons and he was the most...
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Saverio E. Funicella

August 28, 1922 - September 28, 2015

Saverio Emilio Funicella, 93, of Bluffton, SC died Monday, September 28, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah, GA. Mr. Funicella was born on August 28, 1922 in San Vincenzo La Costa, Italy, the son of the late Francesco Funicella and Divina Scala Funicella. Mr. Funicella was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Rose Funicella. He is survived by his daughter, Joanne...
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Thomas G. Hanratty

April 4, 1942 - September 26, 2015

Thomas G. Hanratty of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday September 26, 2015 at the age of 73. He was born in the Bronx on April 4, 1942, the son of Thomas J. and Gladys Greene Hanratty. Thomas spent his career in banking and retired as a manager at Mellon Bank. He was a parishioner of St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. John P. Mooney...
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Edward A. Kearney

October 27, 1931 - September 25, 2015

Edward A. Kearney of Brewster, NY and formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday September 25, 2015 at the age of 83. He was born in The Bronx on October 27, 1931, the son of Liam and Mary Ahearn Kearney. Ed served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He earned his Master's Degree from Iona College and worked as an accountant for various firms. From 1975 – 1996 he owned the Lake...
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Helen Racz

March 8, 1915 - September 22, 2015

Helen Racz of Mahopac, NY formerly of Queens, NY passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 100 and a half. She was born in Pottsville, PA on March 8, 1915, the daughter of John and Mary Plasha. She is survived by her daughter Delores Motto, her daughter-in-law Kathleen Racz, 4 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband...
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Steven J. Peikes

April 16, 1960 - September 20, 2015

Steven Peikes of Mahopac, NY passed away on Sunday, September 20 at the age of 55. A funeral service will be held at 10AM on Tuesday, September 22 at Temple Beth Shalom in Mahopac. Interment will follow at Mt. Eden Cemetery in Hawthorne.
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Catherine Ruggiero

September 14, 1913 - September 19, 2015

Catherine Ruggiero passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 19th at the age of 102. She was born in Novasiri, Italy, the daughter of Matteo and Josephine (Salamone) Pugliese. She is survived by her son Louis and his wife Annette, her daughter Theresa DeRobertis and her husband Dom, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Catherine's husband Thomas passed in 1969. Friends and...
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Robin Mariconi-Benack

October 10, 1961 - September 16, 2015

Robin Mariconi-Benack of Mahopac passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 16th surrounded by her family and is now safe in her son Christopher's arms; she was 53. Robin was born in the Bronx, the daughter of Kenny Griffith and Mary (Russo) Imbrogno. She loved her family and drew her strength from her granddaughters. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her...
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Josephine Zarella

February 28, 1924 - September 15, 2015

Josephine Zarella of Orlando, FL and formerly of Bronx, NY passed away on Tuesday September 15, 2015 at the age of 91. Josephine was born on February 28, 1924 in the Bronx to the late Dominick and Vincenza Turdo. Josephine was a seamstress and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orlando. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Zarella, sons Alan and John Zarella and her...
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Robert P. Nowicki

April 15, 1936 - September 14, 2015

Robert P. Nowicki passed away on September 14, 2015. Visiting Thursday September 17, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Shrub Oak, NY. Interment to follow at Raymond Hill Cemetery, Carmel, NY.
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Leonardo "Leo" Altobelli

April 7, 1956 - September 14, 2015

Leonardo "Leo" Altobelli of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday September 14, 2015 at the age of 59. He was born in Colledimezzo, Italy on April 7, 1956, the son of the late Erminio Altobelli and Luisa Polidoro Altobelli. He emmigrated to the United States in 1975. He was employed by Hudson Valley United Cerebral Palsy Association as a physical plant and maintenance director. On April 24...
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Alexander T. Bellows

February 25, 1920 - September 10, 2015

Alexander T. Bellows of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Thursday September 10, 2015 at the age of 95. He was born in New York City on February 25, 1920, the son of Thomas and Paranka Miraska Bellows. Following high school, Alexander joined the US Army and served during WWII. He owned his own gardening business, Alexander Bellows, Inc. in the Bronx before retiring. He was a longtime...
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Richard G. Armistead

February 4, 1939 - September 9, 2015

Richard G. Armistead of Patterson, NY, formerly of Mahopac, NY died Wednesday September 9, 2015 at the age of 76. He was born in Mt. Vernon, NY on February 4, 1939, the son of George and Edna Sears Armistead. Richard graduated from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers in 1957. Following graduation, he served in the US Air Force. Richard was a heavy equipment operator with the Town of Carmel for...
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Charles J. Martin

May 16, 1944 - September 9, 2015

Charles J. Martin of Somers, NY formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on Wednesday September 9, 2015 at the age of 71. He was born in New York City on May 16, 1944, the son of Charles and Anne Meehan Martin. Charles earned a Masters in Business Administration and was a certified public accountant. He retired in 2009 as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Matco-Norca in...
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John Chianese

August 29, 1937 - September 4, 2015

John Chianese of Somers, NY passed away on September 4 at the age of 78. He was born in the Bronx, the son of Louis and Anna (Biele) Chianese. He served in the United States Navy. John married his beloved wife, Rose Marie (Gruppuso), on November 1, 1959. He was fortunate to build a business with his father for many years, before becoming the proud owner of Mt. Kisco Bus Lines. John was a...
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Jeffrey J. Divine

February 1, 1993 - August 30, 2015

Jeffrey J. Divine died suddenly in a tragic motorcycle accident on Sunday, August 30th at the age of 22. He was born in Danbury, CT, the son of George Divine and Karen(Novak) Schwartz. He enjoyed fishing and riding his motorcycle and will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his step-mother Melissa, step-father Dave Schwartz, his brothers Bryan Divine,...
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