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“I will say that I am saddened by hearing of Adrian's passing. He and I were friends in high school and college; and later in life. Adrian was a...Read More »
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“Dear Mitchelle, Jerry & family, Your mothers life wih you and her grandchildren must have been very happy and complete. Losing a parent is always a...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Oliva

“So sorry to hear of Adrian's passing. We will always treasure the happy memories we have of our son, Christopher and Mark when they played football ...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Dominic & Linda Guadagnoli - FL

“Sending my thoughts and prayers to Aunt Pat, Chris, Mark and family. Even though it has been quite some time since we have seen each other, the...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Mullen - MD

“Heartfelt condolences to Adrian's family and friends. I am grateful to have gotten to know him. He leaves a legacy of love behind him...he will be...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Shawn Slevin - NY, NY - Friend

“My condolences to sons Chris & Mark, their wives Laura & Antonella, Adrian's wife Patricia,and all of Mr Adrian Dessi's extended family. In his...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Bill D'Eletto - Katonah, NY

“My deepest condolescences. I have very fond memories of Adrian stemming back from my childhood. May you be surrounded by love and strength at this...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Ginny Ruppert Bonamarte - CT

“One of my dearest and longtime friends, I have nothing but fond and fun-filled memories of Adrian. This leaves a deep whole in my heart. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Mellish - Waldwick, NJ

“To one of the most beautiful men I have ever known. Miss you so very much. With much love, Mary ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Mary E. LaRosa - Spicewood, TX

“To the Dessi family, May the love of family and friends sustain you during this difficult time of pain and sadness.Psalms 145:14 ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: A friend


Adrian F. Dessi, a resident of Carmel and Mahopac since 1980 passed away on Tuesday February 3, 2015 at the age of 69 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Brooklyn, the son of Adrian and Marie Vastola Dessi.

Adrian earned his MBA at St. John's University. He was a marketing executive and consultant with Avon in Manhattan for many years. Following Avon, he was a direct marketing executive at Sunstar, with offices in Manhattan and Japan, retiring in 2007.

He was a member of The Direct Marketing Association and of St. John's Prep Alumni Association and a former member of the Mahopac Lions Club. Adrian loved to travel and loved golf. He was an avid Lionel train hobbyist and an avid reader.

On August 16, 1969 he married Patricia LaRosa at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Brooklyn. In addition to Patricia, he is survived by his sons, Mark and his wife Antonella, and Chris and his wife Laura, all of Chappaqua, his brother, Joseph (Marie) of Port Jefferson, NY and his sister Carol (Tony) of Medford, NY and his grandchildren, Sophia, Julia, Talia, Luke and Olivia.

Visiting will be held on Friday February 6 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday February 7 at 11 am at St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac with interment to follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley.

Family and friends are making donations in memory of Adrian to the ALS Association, Greater NY Chapter, 42 Broadway, Suite 1724, NY, NY 10004. http://webgny.alsa.org/goto/teamAdrian2015