Undersheriff Peter H. Convery

  • Born: January 31, 1951
  • Died: November 15, 2016
  • Location: Carmel, New York

Joseph J Smith Funeral Home Inc

692 US 6
Mahopac, NY 10541

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Putnam County Undersheriff Peter H. Convery passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday November 15, 2016 at the age of 65. He was born in Tarrytown, NY on January 31, 1951, the son of John and Rose Carolan Convery.

Peter graduated from Sleepy Hollow High School and earned his BA in History from Iona College. He went on to earn his Masters in Public Administration from Pace University and his Masters in Criminal Justice from Long Island University.

Peter started his career in law enforcement with the Westchester County Parkway Police followed by a long career with the Westchester County Department of Corrections where he retired as a captain. In 2002 he began his career as Undersheriff with the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, an office which he held until his untimely passing. He was a member of many law enforcement associations including the NY State Sheriff's Association, Federation of Police, International Association of Chief's of Police, the American Jail Association, the Captains Endowment Association of NYPD, the Westchester County Retiree's Association and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. He also served on the board of Counter Terrorism in Zone 3.

Peter was a life member and a past Commissioner of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department. He was a former member and Captain of Columbia Hose Co. of the North Tarrytown Volunteer Fire department.

Peter was a parishioner of St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac. He was a past President and longtime member of the Lake Mahopac Rotary Club, a life member of Brewster Elks Lodge 2101 and a former member of Hudson Valley Community Services.

On May 28, 1977 he married Luanne Piscitella at St. Barnard's Roman Catholic Church in Cohoes, NY. In addition to Luanne, he is survived by his daughters, Caitlin and her fiancé Rachid Saad, Courtney and her husband Peterson, Kerry and Tara, his son Connor and his wife Kelly, his grandchildren Colin, Isabelle, Peterson Jr. and Jackson, his sister Maureen Beale and her husband Tony, his mother-in-law Edna Piscitella and his sisters-in-law, Janice Demarest and Linda Ortiz. In addition to his nieces and nephews he is survived by Katelyn Murphy Corsitto and her husband Matthew whom he considered as a daughter and whom his children consider as their sister. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother John William Convery and his sister Rosemary Nisco.

Peter will be remembered as a loving and devoted family man, and a man who gave so much of himself to countless others.

Visiting will be held on Saturday November 19, 2016 and Sunday November 20, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm each day at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday November 21, 2016 at 10 am at St. John The Evangelist Church, 225 East Lake Blvd., Mahopac, NY. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Brewster, NY.