Antoinette Nina Mautone

  • Born: December 18, 1927
  • Died: November 23, 2018
  • Location: Johnson City, New York

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Antoinette Nina Mautone of Johnson City, NY and formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the age of 90.

Nina was known as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and a "favorite aunt" to many nieces and nephews. She was also a remarkably resilient person, having fought and defeated breast cancer in her 40s, and having lived with heart disease and declining mobility during her final years. She was proud of her Italian heritage and dedicated to her Catholic faith.

Nina was born in White Plains on Dec. 18, 1927, to Italian immigrant parents. She was the youngest of seven siblings and was one of six sisters. Although Nina grew up during the Great Depression and times were sometimes tough, her childhood included many fond memories, such as taking tap-dancing lessons, exploring the "wilds" of White Plains, and going on vacation trips with her sisters.

Nina graduated high school in 1945, at a time when many of her classmates had left school to fight the war. Nina did her part, too, by taking a secretarial job with the Army Service Forces in New York City. She later found a job closer to home with Eastview Junior High School in White Plains, followed by five years working at an insurance company.

One night in February 1950, she and a couple of friends decided to go to a dance at the Polish Community Center in Yonkers. Nina was hoping she would meet a handsome blond Polish man. Instead, a skinny Italian with glasses asked her to dance. In December of that year, they were married. Nina and her husband, Eugene, lived in Yonkers, surrounded by extended family, during the early years of their marriage, where they had three sons, Eugene, John and Michael. The family then had a home built and moved to Mahopac in 1963 to "live in the country." There, a daughter, Christine, was born a year later.

Nina later became an employee of Guideposts Magazine in Carmel. She worked there for 12 years before retiring. Then, in the 1990s, two special things happened: she became a grandma, and she and her husband fulfilled a lifelong dream by visiting Italy. (They made two trips, in fact — but days before the second trip, Nina tripped and fell, fracturing both her wrists. Undeterred, she made the trip anyway.)

Nina was very proud of her cooking skills, from making the family favorite, pasta with gravy, on Sundays to planning big Italian family celebration dinners (especially Easter) where there would always be more than enough food for everyone. Family get-togethers were a source of joy for Nina and her family, whether it was Christmas in Yonkers or gathering clams at Sherwood Island in Connecticut.

Nina enjoyed music and was particularly fond of Italian and Italian-American singers — ranging from Sinatra to Pavarotti — and Broadway musicals. In her younger days, Nina joined her sisters-in-law in collecting antique glassware, and would later amass an impressive display of miniature shoe figurines. Her family's passion for sports rubbed off on her and she took an interest in the Mets. She spent a number of years as a member of a bowling league, and enjoyed going on trips with the Putnam County seniors group to shows and casinos. Nina took pride in her appearance and always wanted to look her best — even during years of declining health, she made it a priority to have her hair done once a week.

After her husband's death in 1998, Nina continued to live in Mahopac with her son Michael. Her close friendships with next-door neighbor Marie Silvestro and her family and Gloria Streppone brought much joy to her life and later years. Even when she began to suffer health setbacks, she always maintained a sense of humor and optimistic outlook about "getting better" by saying "I am not myself…yet! In 2015, she and Michael moved to Johnson City, NY, to be closer to her other sons. She passed away on Nov. 23 at the age of 90. She will be remembered for her kindness and generosity and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Visiting will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 4-7 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac with entombment to follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, NY.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere condolences to Antoinette's family. May the God of peace and comfort be with the family at this most difficult time.
Psalms 29:11

Posted by A friend   December 07, 2018

Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. May Gods loving kindness comfort the family and give you peace during this difficult time.(1Cor.1:3,4)

Posted by Tiffany    November 27, 2018

Will miss all the happy times we spent with her in Mahopac. It never mattered what her needs were as being handy was a tremendous help. She always had so many things to tell us. She loved her home in Mahopac so we tried as long as possible to keep her there. We would put in extra railings and draws that would pull out to make everything easier. She had saved tons of pennies that took us forever to wrap and take to the bank so she had a pot of gold to enjoy. Her cooking was amazing and she always cooked too much!! One year we put her on a plane with us and flew to sunny Florida and stayed with my daughter Patty for eight days. It was wonderful to be on vacation in February. Will always remember how positive she was and never complained when she became slower. We moved to Florida and would talk to her whenever we wanted to check-in. We took a trip to see her after we moved and she had moved to be near her sons in Binghamton. She will be missed by our family forever. ❤

Posted by Tom & Julie Conklin - Boynton Beach, FL - Family   November 26, 2018

May your many beautiful memories of Nina comfort you at this sad time. Thoughts and prayers to all.

Posted by Gaile Beebe - LaFayette, NY   November 26, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in the words written at Jeremiah 29:11,12

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to family and friends. Its times like these when the loving promises of our Heavenly Father such as knowing that we can see our loved ones again can bring us comfort and soften some of the pain we feel in our hearts.1 Thessalonians 4:13,14. My sincerest condolences for your family and friends.

Posted by G. A.    November 26, 2018

Please accept my heart felt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. When someone we love falls asleep in death the memories we have of them become our treasure, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends and may those cherished memories of a life well lived and Gods promise at ( John 6:40) ease the pain of your grief during this difficult time.

Posted by G M    November 26, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Mary Wilson - Snellville, GA - neighbor   November 26, 2018

Please accept my heart felt sympathy for the loss of your love one. May the God of all comfort Strengthen you at this time of sadness. May God promise the future bring you peace. Hosea 13:14

Posted by S H - Snellville, GA   November 26, 2018

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hosea 13:14 *

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

With heartfelt sympathy to the family. May fond memories of your loved one comfort you at this time. Please consider Psalm 145:18, 19. May those words bring you some consolation and a small measure of peace.

Posted by Bd    November 26, 2018

Dear Mautone family,
Please accept my condolences. I am truly sorry to hear of your family's loss. May the comfort found in Gods word the bible at John 6:40 ease your mind and help you look forward to a better future, and the love and support given by family soothe you in this time of distress.

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. May prayer comfort you.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 "Pray constantly."

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

My condolence.What a wonderful long life your loved one had. Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, and if because of special mighttiness their are 80 years. May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a big smile and joy in your heart.

Posted by E V    November 26, 2018

My sincere sympathy to you for the loss of your loved one . May you find comfort in knowing that God cares when you are in pain . Psalms 55 : 22 .

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences at this time of your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1, 2

Posted by RK    November 26, 2018

Very sorry for the lost of your loved one May God the hearer of prayers comfort you during this difficult time and give you strength. 2 cor. 1:4

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

I am deeply saddened for your loss. May the God of comfort strengthens you during this difficult time. 1Peter 5:6,7

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort sustain you and your family during this time. My sincere condolences.

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

May you all have the strength you need at this time of sorrow, Phillipians 4:13.- Philadelphia.

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

Please accept my sincerest
condolences. You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, May you find comfort in the memories that you share.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 .

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

My sincere condolences for your loss. May the God of comfort give you strength and the memories bring you peace. Hosea 13:14

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn," strengthen you during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1, 2.

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. In the weeks,months and years to come, may the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace. My thoughts and prayers of peace and tranquility are with you during this time. 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14

Posted by NADINE C    November 26, 2018

I offer my deepest condolences to the family during your time of grief. Please take comfort in the fact that God will make you firm and He will make you strong. He will firmly ground you, at your time of sorrow. 1 Peter 5:10

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

May your memories of Your loved one always bring joy to your heart and may the true God comfort you during this sad time. Hosea 13:14

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2018

I would like to extend The sincerest condolences to the Family on behalf of the entire Corey Family !! I will Always Cherish my Fond Memories of Auntie Nina !! I know She is in Paradise with Her Husband Gene !! They can Soar with the Eagles and Rest with the Angels !! I can find some comfort in this and send Much Love to All !! Ralph Corey !!

Posted by Ralph Corey - Tucson, AZ - Family   November 25, 2018

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by A friend   November 25, 2018

Please find comfort in knowing your Heavenly Father understand all that you feel and will bring you through this of great sorrow, please pour out all your hearts anxieties on him in prayer because he cares .1Peter 5:6,7

Posted by Beverly Moses    November 25, 2018

Aunt Nina was a delightful and supportive person. She never let her illnesses get in her way and always had a concern for others. She was a devoted mother and spouse and a person that cherished family members. Beside her great cooking ability she always conquered life with enthusiasm and you new when she was in the room due her smile and joyous attitude. Aunt Nina (NINUTZ as I knew her) will be dearly missed. May god bless her and find joy wherever she will be in heaven.

Posted by Tom Conklin - Boynton Beach, FL - Family   November 25, 2018

We enjoyed reading her obituary and it brought back wonderful memories of beloved Aunt. With condolences to her family, love Charlie and Frances Cecere

Posted by Charlie Cecere - Hobe Sound, FL - Family   November 25, 2018

What a wonderful long life your loved one had, Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years. May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.

Posted by Maria A - Dallas, TX   November 25, 2018

May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times spent together as you remember a life well lived. My sincere condolence. Hosea 13:14.

Posted by Ann B    November 25, 2018

My deepest sympathy to your family . May you keep in mind the hope of life everlasting which can help sustain you through this difficult time . John 17:3

Posted by Earnie Ray - Dallas, TX   November 25, 2018

Sincere condolences to the family of Antoinette, May Gods loving kindness comfort the family and give them peace.(1Cor.1:3)

Posted by SAS    November 25, 2018

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. in the weeks,months and years to come, may the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace. My thoughts and prayers of peace and tranquility are with you during this time. 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14

Posted by NADINE CHAMBERS - FL   November 25, 2018

I am extending my sincere sympathy to you for the loss of your loved one . May you find comfort from God's word at Psalms 94 : 19 .

Posted by A friend   November 24, 2018

Comfort. May the family have it in abundance during this time of sadness. John 3:16.

Posted by A friend   November 24, 2018

It is with my deepest sympathy for you and your family. May percious memories along with encouraging words such as those at Isiah 41:10 be of comfort.

Posted by V T    November 24, 2018

My sincere condolences go to your family. May the God of peace and comfort give your family strength and comfort during your time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   November 24, 2018