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“Sending love. Cissy was a beautiful strong woman she will be missed dearly. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jenn Chasin - Wappingers Falls, NY

“To her family, my condolence, may our God of love bring great comfort and peace in these time of sorrow, mathews 5:4 ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“I've known you for a long time, Cissy, and our friendship will continue forever. Rest in peace, dear friend. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Thomas C. Colicino, Jr. - Astoria, NY

“May prayers strengthen and cherished memories bring comfort. May the God of all comfort sustain your family during this most challenging time. Isaiah...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: D B

“Cissy was a hoot! She never changed in the more than 50 yrs we were friends. She was authentic and good to the core! Her personality is portrayed in...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Smith - Baltimore, MD

“Never have known a person with a purer heart or a brighter spirit! Cissy will be terribly missed but the gift of laughter she gave everyone she knew...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Fran Colantuono - Wanaque, NJ

“My sincerest condolences to Cissy's husband, children and entire family. I know this is a difficult loss for all of you. I didn't know Cissy well,...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Lorraine Carra (Morse) - NY

“CISSY WAS ALWAYS A VERY HAPPY AND GOOD PERSON. I AM VERY SAD TO HEAR ABOUT HER PASSING. MY SHE REST IN PEACE . GOD BLESS HER FAMILY. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: RICHARD WIERZBICKI - NY

“God has gotten another Angle. She had a heart of gold and will be missed by all. RIP you earned it... ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Louis Sorrentino - NY - Friend

“Rembering Cissy, her vibrant personality, warm spirit, kindness and friendship. Sending ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Katie Leask Capitulo - Bayside, NY

“My sincere sympathies to Ralph and family. I remember Cissy fondly and pray her beautiful soul is at peace with her Lord. Peace. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie (Sellers) Posner - Chico, CA


Eleanor "Cissy" Abruzzese, formerly of Yorktown Heights, NY and currently of Shirley, Long Island, NY passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the age of 67. Cissy was born in Queens, NY on August 27, 1951, the daughter of Dr. Louis and Eleanor Redding Sirica.

While living in Yorktown Heights, she worked in banking including Mahopac National Bank and Gold Dome. After Yorktown Heights, she lived for a time in Maryland where she was an office manager for an HVAC firm prior to relocating back to New York, settling in Shirley, Long Island.

Cissy loved music, especially the Beatles. She was a child actress and singer who sang with Guy Lombardo and appeared on the "Ted Mack Show" singing "Gary, Indiana". She loved reading and studied Egypt and archeology.

Cissy truly had an eclectic personality. She had many varied interests and friends. She loved motorcycles and animals were dear to her heart. She often would donate to the "Defenders of Animals" organization which works as an animal rescue.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Abruzzese of Shirley, her daughter, Dr. Eleanor DeThomas of Yorktown Heights, her step children, Megan Weber and Patrick Abruzzese, her step grandchildren Margo Abruzzese and Lincoln Weber and her former husband, Patrick DeThomas. She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Sirica.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. Private cremation services were held earlier.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Cissy may be made to an animal rescue organization of your choice.

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