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“This Was A Message To Our Mom Not A Goodbye. Your Daughters were Upset that We Weren't with You, when You Closed Your Eyes.Millions of Thoughts went...Read More »
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Ann L. Cavalcanti was born on November 6, 1933. She lived in the Bronx most of her life. Ann had a warm and charismatic personality. She was an impeccable dresser too. Everything Ann touched was given special attention and she mastered whatever task she attempted. Her garden was always beautiful with various colors of roses. Everyone would stop and admire them. She also had onlookers for her holiday decorations. Ann had a lovely voice and enjoyed singing and dancing. But one thing Ann loved most of all was her three daughters, Ann, Jane and Joann. Even though she became a Financial Analyst at CitiBank, she still had time for her girls. She made it a priority to spend time showing them new things and places. She loved Broadway and brought her girls to see many Plays. Ann was a wonderful wife and homemaker and loved to cook. She was also a devout Catholic. Ann became ill in 1977 but she persevered and surprised many doctors for 33 years. Ann made many friends with the staff at her nursing home that she lived in her last few years. The staff loved to hug her when they stopped to chat or care for her. Ann had the most gorgeous smile. A smile her family and friends will never forget.
On September 24, 1955 she married James J. Cavalcanti at St. Benedict’s Church in the Bronx. James passed away on November 27, 2004. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Pickett of Mahopac, NY, Jane Ambrose and her husband Michael of Wappingers Falls, NY and Joann Perna and her husband Carl Perna Sr. also of Mahopac, and her grandchildren, Nicholas, Dominick, Carl Jr., Kenny and Michael. Ann was one of fifteen children. Surviving are her brothers, Louie and Joey LaVopa, and her sisters, Elizabeth Impelluso, Mary Forlini and Nancy Segreti. Visiting will be held on Thursday June 30 from 4-8 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday July 1 at 11 am at St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac. Private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ann’s memory may be made to The Support Connection, Inc., 40 Triangle Center, Suite 100, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.