Undersheriff Peter H. Convery

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

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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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was so saddened last night to learn that Pete Comvery had passed away. I considered him both a colleague and a friend. My sincere sympathy to his wife & family.

Undersheriff Steve Smith (Retired)
Orleans County, N.Y.

Posted by Steven Smith - Churchville, NY - Friend   November 24, 2016


Pete was my instructor in the WCDOC academy back in 1981. He was a fine instructor and an excellent captain. I will continue to pray for the repose of his soul. My heart goes out to his entire family and I pray that god will comfort them during their time of great sorrow and loss.

With Deepest Sympathy,
CO Anthony Rose

Posted by Anthony Rose - Mohegan Lake, NY - Coworker   November 21, 2016

Peter was a good man and he will be missed. He was the first person we met when my wife and I moved to Mahopac on Owen Drive. It was always a side show when Peter was left watching the tribe when Luanne went to class or out shopping. God Bless him and his family!

Posted by Kevin Burke - Mahopac, NY - Neighbor   November 21, 2016

Peter,....we will certainly miss you,...you were a great friend of our nation's military veterans,..Rest In Peace,.......from the entire membership of the Disabled American Veterans ( DAV ),...Chapter # 137, N.Y. !!!!!!!!!

Posted by Michael Hartnett - Mahopac, NY - Friend   November 20, 2016

My condolences to the Convery family. I worked with Peter's wife Luann for many years and through the birth's of all of their children. I was saddened to hear of his death at such a young age. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Charlene Linke - New Rochelle, NY - Friend   November 20, 2016

Prayers to the entire family.

Posted by Rhonnie Bender - CARMEL, NY - Coworker   November 19, 2016

My sympathies to the family. Pete was a great guy. So sad to hear of his passing.

Posted by Maureen Daly - Mahopac, NY - Friend   November 19, 2016

I was so terribly sorry to learn of the passing of my dear childhood friend Peter. Not only did we grow up together but we attended the same college, Iona in New Rochelle. And happily it was through him that I met my wife Anne. He was best man at my wedding and godfather to my middle daughter, Kate.

He was fortunate to marry a wonderful woman, Luanne and was blessed with a large family and a inspiring career. I only regret that we lost touch as I crisscrossed the country with my family.

I know you are in heaven, Peter smiling down at all of us. Here's to you.

Posted by Frank & Anne Ippolito - Knoxville, TN - Friend   November 19, 2016

I was shocked to hear of uncle Peter's passing. I really have no words to express how sorry I am. We all know how beautiful of a person he was, inside and out. And even though his soul has passed on to heaven, he will always be with you. Your hearts will keep him alive through incredible memories shared by everyone. Rest In Peace uncle Peter, love you.

Posted by Sara Seeloff - Green Island, NY - Family   November 19, 2016

It is with great sadness that I heard of Peter's passing. My sincere condolences to Luanne and his family. Peter was a wonderful husband and father, always putting his family first, as was evidenced when I first met him many years ago. He handled his duties as Under Sheriff very seriously, making a point of treating everyone with respect, and encouraging all that had slipped through the cracks to rehabilitate and make the best of their lives. He was a fellow Rotarian who respected the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" in many ways throughout the community. Though he passed, all too soon, his contributions to the Putnam Community will be remembered.

Posted by Helen LiMarzi - Sarasota, FL - Friend   November 19, 2016

We are so sorry to hear of
Petes passing. We always enjoyed hid friendship and admired his love for his family. Truly a good man who was so proud and yet so humble. Xo chris & kathy moloney

Posted by Kathy Moloney - Charlotte, NC   November 18, 2016

Peter was a great man and friend to all who knew him. His colleagues in law enforcement held im in high regard as a respected professional and true friend, He had the unique ability to make anyone he met feel as if they knew him forever.
Pete was a cops cop and devoted family man who cherished his family and unselfishly shared his time and efforts with the community and people he loved..
We lost a truly great man this week..
Rest in Peace Pete.

Eugene Tumolo Chief of Police, City of Peekskill (ret)

Posted by Eugene Tumolo - mahopac, NY - Friend   November 18, 2016

I would like to extend our condolences on behalf of the entire NYC Sheriff's Office to the Convery family. Peter was an incredible person and I am proud to have known him. He will truly be missed.

Undersheriff Paul Mulqueen - NYC Sheriff's Office

Posted by Paul Mulqueen - Putnam Valley, NY - Coworker   November 18, 2016

So sorry to hear of Peter's sudden passing. I worked with him on occasion and found him to be a warm, upstanding, and fine man. He will be missed by so many people in Putnam County. All best to his family.
Patti Haar - Patterson Library

Posted by Patti Haar - Patterson, NY - Acquaintance   November 18, 2016

So sorry for your loss Luanne and family.
Pete was such a great guy.
Enjoyed his company car pooling to Iona in the 70s. Such a genuine human being. Godspeed to all of you.

Mike Birrittella

Posted by A friend   November 18, 2016


Dear Luanne, Caitlin, Courtney, Kerry, Tara, Connor and family,

I am very sorry for your loss. As you know, he was a great man and will be missed by all.

Posted by Lisa & Rocco Varbaro (Gozzi) - Carmel, NY - Family Friend   November 18, 2016

Dear Luanne and family,

I have know Peter forever, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a remarkable person. My condolences to you children and grandchildren. He will be missed

Nancy DeCarlo

Posted by Nancy DeCarlo - Selkirk, NY   November 18, 2016

When I first joined MVFD Peter was one of the first members who welcome me into the department. He was always a true gentleman, always had a kind word, and a smile on his face. He would always stop and ask how things were going and how your family was. I will cherish the memories of him from many of the departments emergency incidents, along with the parades, the fair, and many Friday nights upstairs in the old firehouse. I can see him now smiling and saying to me " Danny Boy, what a tough week, it's time for an adult beverage !! God Bless Pete You Will Be Missed. Dan Donnelly. T1 E2

Posted by A friend   November 18, 2016

To Luanne and all of Undersheriff Convery's family, friends and colleagues I am sorry for your loss and send prayers to each of you. Peter was a good man and great community leader who will be missed. He will remembered for his great love of his family and the Putnam Community that he served. May he Rest In Peace...heaven has gotten an Angel.

Posted by Doreen Lockwood - Carmel, NY - Coworker   November 17, 2016

Luanne and family - we are so sorry to hear of Pete's passing. Many fond memories of you both. May you all find peace and comfort. Wayne and Elaine Jeffers

Posted by Wayne & Elaine Jeffers - Tarrytown, NY   November 17, 2016

So sorry for your loss, he was truly a wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather. You are all in my prayers.
The Locmajian Family

Posted by Phyllis Locmajian - Mahopac, NY - Acquaintance   November 17, 2016

We work together many years, always a stand up and dependable guy, Rest in Peace old friend your in my memories and prayers.

Posted by Raymond J Klein - Palm Beach, FL - Coworker   November 17, 2016

Dear Luanne, Caitlin, Courtney, Kerry, Tara, Connor and family

It was with great sadness that I read of the passing of Undersheriff Convery - I worked for the U.S. at the Sheriff's Department from the start of his appointment until I moved to Florida In September of 2004 - I initially met him at a Mahopac Firehouse event during the first election campaign - He was most gracious as he introduced himself and his children - During my time with the Sheriff's Dept he treated me with respect and ALWAYS spoke with so much pride about his wonderful wife and great children - Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss

Posted by Ann Marie Harper - Bradenton, FL - Coworker   November 17, 2016


Luanne, I am very sorry for your loss. Peter was a great man, he will be missed by all. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. Just a few weeks ago when we saw you guys at Putnam gala he went down the list and told me about each of the kids and how well they were all doing. He truly was very proud of his kids and so happy to have his grand kids. God Bless, may he rest in peace.

Posted by Anna and Anthony Mirdita - Putnam Valley, NY - Friend   November 17, 2016

Luanne, I don't know if you remember me and Patrick Sheehan. We used to spend many summers together on Craig and LouAnn's deck down the street from you. I am so sorry to hear about Pete's passing. He was such a great guy. Always a smile on his face and so much fun to be with! Loved seeing him in the parades! I unfortunately cannot make the services as am leaving on a trip Saturday morning but my best to you and your family!

Posted by Laura Watson - Mahopac, NY - Acquaintance   November 17, 2016

I was so sorry to see this posting on the online news I still get from up north. Peter was a great fire fighter and father. We had a house fire years ago when I taught at My School and had Caitlin and then later all five of your children as students.
Peter was on the scene of the fire and took all our family photos off the walls. He and the men saved so many of our treasures, though the house was a total loss. I am forever grateful to him.
Luanne, I am so sorry for your loss.
Janet Breidster

Posted by Janet Breidster - Osprey, FL - Teacher   November 17, 2016

Luanne, I just can't believe it. I am devastated by your and your family's loss. Please know that Joe and I send our love as do your friends at Putnam Hospital.

Posted by Virginia Constantino - Carmel, NY - Family Friend   November 17, 2016

Sorry about Pete's passing. I remember when we were both members of Columbia hose co. in North Tarrytown FD. Pete was a Captain I was his 2nd Lt.
Pete was a good friend and a great individual.

Posted by Tom Walczak - PA - Friend   November 17, 2016

my condolences to peters family . what a great guy he will be missed. heaven has gained another angel. RIP my friend your friends will watch over your family!!

Posted by frank gunn - Mahopac, NY - Friend   November 16, 2016