Celebrity Obituaries

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Donna L. Furu

April 19, 1965 - January 20, 2018

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Dorothy Papazian

June 6, 1934 - January 19, 2018

Dorothy Papazian, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the age of 83. She was born in Brooklyn on June 6, 1934, the daughter of George and Adrienne Tashjian. Dorothy graduated from Mahopac High School and earned her Associates Degree at Westchester Community College. Dorothy had a genuine love for her community. You could be guaranteed to see her...
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Ralph Andren, Sr.

September 17, 1936 - January 19, 2018

Ralph Andren Sr. of Poughquag, NY and formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the age of 81. He was born in Manhattan on September 17, 1936, the son of Knute and Elsie Olsen Andren. Ralph served in the US Army. He was a retired auto body technician at Craftsman Auto Body in Mahopac and he especially enjoyed his Wednesday night poker game with his friends. He is...
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Mitchell J. Sorge

January 2, 1957 - January 16, 2018

Mitchell J. Sorge of Somers, NY and formerly of Wappingers Falls, NY passed away on January 16, 2018 at the age of 61. He was born in the Bronx on January 2, 1957, the son of Donald and Marie (Buckley) Sorge. On February 11, 1977 he married Anne Jordan; they were married for 40 years. Mitchell worked for Gumley-Haft in New York City before retiring in 2011. Mitchell was an avid sports fan...
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Walter J. Brown

December 28, 1935 - January 15, 2018

Walter J. Brown of Mahopac, NY passed away on January 15, 2018 at the age of 82. He was born in New York City on December 28, 1935, the son of Walter and Catherine (Doran) Brown. Walter was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War. Walter is survived by his son Kevin and his wife Kathy, his daughter Ann Marie Schiavone and her husband Joseph, his daughter Theresa Votano...
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Modest M. Oprysko

March 31, 1957 - January 10, 2018

Modest M. Oprysko, a 32 year resident of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 60. He was born in the Bronx on March 31, 1957 to Jaroslaw and Maria Slabicky Oprysko, who immigrated from the Ukraine. Modest attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City. He graduated from Queens College and earned his Ph.D in Physical Chemistry from Columbia...
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Michele M. Lloyd

September 8, 1969 - January 10, 2018

Michele May Lloyd of Hopewell Junction, NY died on January 10, 2018 at the age of 48. She was born in Carmel, NY, the daughter of Thomas Simmons and Pamela Burke. Most recently, Michele worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Vassar Warner Home for the elderly. She also received her Doctorate in Theology at Fordham University in 2017. Michele lived with a zest for life and was never at...
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Anthony V. Battista

November 2, 1951 - January 6, 2018

Anthony V. Battista a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the age of 66 with his loving family by his side. He was born in the Bronx on November 2, 1951, the son of Frank and Yolanda Lombardi Battista. Anthony graduated from Kennedy Catholic High School in 1969 and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University....
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William M. Baer

November 27, 1948 - January 3, 2018

William M. Baer of Mahopac, NY passed away on January 3, 2018 at the age of 69. He was born in the Bronx on November 27, 1948, the son of William and Marie (Scaduto) Baer. William worked as a butcher at the A&P Grocery Store for 44 years. He was a proud veteran of the US Army and a life member of the VFW Auxillary Post 5491 and a member of American Legion Post 1080 in Mahopac, NY. William...
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Barbara A. Rohrbach

October 2, 1934 - January 1, 2018

Barbara A. Rohrbach of Somers, NY passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 1, 2018. She was 83. Barbara was born in Troy, NY the daughter of Kyle Forrest and Alice Frank. On November 12, 1955 she married Robert L. Rohrbach in East Williston, NY. They were married for over 62 years. Barbara graduated from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. She then obtained...
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Helen R. Hughes

May 13, 1923 - January 1, 2018

Helen R. Hughes, also known as Ellen, of Somers, NY passed away peacefully on Monday, January 1, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born in Manhattan on May 13, 1923, the daughter of Charles E. Cooney Sr. and Helen McGuiness Cooney. Helen is survived by her daughter, Jean Hughes of Somers, her sons, Francis T. Hughes Jr. (Millie) of Manorville, NY and Robert C. Hughes (Diane) of Dickson City, PA...
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Olive B. Bennett

May 30, 1934 - December 30, 2017

Olive B. Bennett, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the age of 83. She was born in Bronxville, NY on May 30, 1934, the daughter of Kenneth M. and Olive Humphrey Britton. Olive earned her Associates Degree at Westchester Community College and was the bookkeeper for her husband's carpentry and contracting business, George Bennett, Inc. Olive was...
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Daniel "Danny" Como

August 16, 1952 - December 28, 2017

Daniel "Danny" Como of Carmel, NY passed away on December 28, 2017 at the age of 65. He was born in Yonkers, NY, the son of Francis and Helen (Malone) Como. Danny loved music and the open road. He was a great father, grandfather and friend to everyone he ever met. Danny was the life of the party and always had the best energy. Danny is survived by his wife Linda, his five children, Daniel ...
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William Eleftherion

August 31, 1960 - December 24, 2017

William Eleftherion of Nanuet, NY died suddenly on December 24, 2017 at the age of 57. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Anthony and Julia (Caffetzakis) Eleftherion. William is survived by his brothers James (Nancy) and George; and his nieces and nephews Caitlin, Anthony James, Melissa, Anthony George, James, and Justin. Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on...
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Mary Ellen DeToma

August 13, 1935 - December 23, 2017

Mary Ellen DeToma, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday December 23, 2017 at the age of 82. She was born in the Bronx on August 13, 1935, the daughter of James and Mary Neary Mullarkey. Mary Ellen worked for many years in the telecommunications field, including NY Telephone, NYNEX and eventually retiring from Verizon in White Plains, NY. Mary Ellen was a devout...
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Balbino Perez

December 20, 2017

Balbino Perez of Peekskill, NY passed away on December 20, 2017 after a fierce battle with cancer. He was born in the Bronx, the son of Balbino and Judith (Ramirez) Perez. Mr. Perez was a retired lieutenant of the New York City Police Department. Balbino is survived by his wife Ida, his parents Balbino and Judy, his children Jessica Perez, Peter Lugo (Bridget), and Vanessa Cuddy (Rory),...
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Bernadette "Terry" Roberto

August 19, 1957 - December 18, 2017

Bernadette T. Roberto, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the age of 60 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Mahopac on August 19, 1957, the daughter of Joseph and Rosemary Coons. Terry attended St. John's Elementary School and graduated from Mahopac High School in 1975. She was a Customer Transaction Specialist with...
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Jamison "Jamie" Carafa

May 24, 1973 - December 13, 2017

Jamison Carafa of West Palm Beach, FL and formerly of Mahopac, NY died unexpectedly on December 13, 2017 at the age of 44. He was born in New Rochelle, NY, the son of Arthur and Nancy (Cestone) Carafa. Jamie was a graduate of Mahopac High School and managed Strobes R Us Lighting in Pompano Beach, FL. Jamie is survived by his father Artie and his wife Sandra, and his children AJ (Andrew...
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Nicholas John Parthemore

August 31, 1944 - December 13, 2017

Nicholas John Parthemore of Mahopac, NY and formerly of Ossining NY passed away on December 13, 2017 at the age of 73. He was born in Ossining on August 31, 1944, the son of John and Rose Nigro Parthemore. Known as "Nicky" to most, he was a husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Nicky was a hard worker who dedicated 29 years to the maintenance of the Tech Center of BOCES Yorktown. ...
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Michael J. Murphy

June 4, 1965 - December 9, 2017

Michael J. Murphy of Mahopac, NY (formerly of Woodlawn) passed away unexpectedly at his home on December 9, 2017 at the age of 52. He was born in New York City on June 4, 1965, the son of John and Margaret (Peggy) (O'Neill) Murphy. He was a graduate of Mount St Michael's school and he for the past twenty-five years worked as an assistant manager and projectionist for United Artists Theatres ...
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Patricia Gail Fisher

January 23, 1945 - December 6, 2017

Patricia Gail Fisher passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 with her family by her side at the age of 72. She was born in Lynbrook, Long Island, NY on January 23, 1945, the daughter of John J. and Genevieve E. Hennessy. Patricia was a graduate of Lakeland High School. She was employed as a secretary at IBM Corp. in Armonk, NY before retiring. Patricia lived for many years in...
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Anthony R. DeCesare

March 19, 1993 - December 4, 2017

Anthony Ralph DeCesare, 24, of Mahopac, NY passed away unexpectedly on December 4, 2017 from complications of pneumonia. He was born on March 19, 1993 in Carmel, NY, the son of Ralph and Deborah(Impieri) DeCesare. Anthony was a graduate of Mahopac High School and a manager in the family business D&D Traffic Control. He loved traveling with his friends and family, boating, skiing, fishing with...
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Stanley W. Cernik

October 27, 1955 - December 3, 2017

Stanley W. Cernik of Shenorock, NY passed away suddenly on December 3, 2017 at the age of 62. He was born in New York City on October 27, 1955, the son of Stanley and Grace (Balle) Cernik. Stan worked as an autobody mechanic throughout his life. Stan is survived by his sister Dale Connolly and her husband Bill, and his sister Grace Corcoran. He is also survived by his nephews Bill...
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Frank J. Dulak

July 26, 1933 - November 28, 2017

Frank J. Dulak of Jefferson Valley, NY passed away on November 28, 2017 at the age of 84. He was born in the Bronx, the son of Frank and Helen(Sullivan) Dulac. Frank worked as a school bus driver for Varsity Transit in New York City. In recent years he enjoyed summers in the Lake George area and gardening. Frank also enjoyed a good scotch, a great meal, and an espresso. Frank is survived...
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E. Patrick Flynn

January 7, 1930 - November 26, 2017

E. Patrick Flynn, 87, a resident of Carmel, NY, and New York, NY, passed away in peace on November 26, 2017. He was born on January 7, 1930, in New York, NY, to parents Helen J. Flynn and Edward J. Flynn, the storied political leader of the Bronx and former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Pat graduated from the Canterbury School in 1947 and Brown University in 1951. He was a proud...
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Robert "Bill" Donohue

September 1, 1942 - November 22, 2017

Robert W. "Bill" Donohue of Mahopac, NY passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the age of 75. He was born in the Bronx on September 1, 1942, the son of Robert and Faye (Katz) Donohue. Bill graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from City College of NY. He began his career at Consolidated Edison as a Junior Designer in...
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Jacqueline Gagne

February 11, 1928 - November 21, 2017

Jacqueline Gagne of Mahopac, NY passed away on November 21, 2017 at the age of 89. She was born in Montreal, Canada on February 11, 1928, the daughter of Arthur and Juliette (Dutrisac) Maheu. On August 2 1947 she married Lucien Gagne; they were married for 67 years before his passing in 2009. Mom loved cooking, music, dancing and especially being with her family. Jacqueline is survived...
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Coleen M. Kotzur

December 19, 1951 - November 17, 2017

Coleen M. Kotzur, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday November 17, 2017 at the age of 65. She was born in Queens, NY on December 19, 1951, the daughter of William Claffey and Winifred Hendricks. Coleen was the treasurer of the Port Chester, NY School District for the past 15 years. She retired on November 1 of this year. Coleen was a parishioner of St. John the...
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Karen O. Spallina

May 17, 1953 - November 9, 2017

Karen O. Spallina of Mahopac, NY (formerly of Carmel, NY) passed away in her home surrounded by family on November 9, 2017 at the age of 64. She was born at Mahopac Hospital on May 17, 1953, the daughter of Richard and Patricia (Conway) Othmer. Karen earned her Bachelor's degree from Monmouth University and her Master's Degree from Western Connecticut. Karen was a teacher in Dover School...
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Mary B. Walsh

February 2, 1919 - November 7, 2017

Mary B. Walsh, age 98, of Mahopac, NY passed away on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at her home. She was born in Mahopac on February 2, 1919, the daughter of Casper and Jennie Benjamin. Mary attended the Mahopac Schools and went on to business school after graduation. She was excellent with numbers and went on to a career in bookkeeping. She was a longtime member of the Lake Mahopac United...
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Pasquale Gregorio

October 31, 1946 - November 5, 2017

Pasquale "Pat" Gregorio of Mount Kisco, NY, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the age of 71. He was born in the Bronx, the son of Theodore and Jacqueline Gregorio. Pasquale joined the Navy, and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He spent his career as a Manager at Con Edison, where he worked until he retired. That gave him time to pursue his passions for gardening and exercising, as...
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Patricia Coons

October 13, 1958 - October 28, 2017

Patricia Coons of Woodbridge, VA and formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on October 28, 2017. She was born on October 13, 1958, the daughter of Joseph and Rosemary Coons. Patty is survived by her mother, Rosemary, her sister Betsy Fisher and her brother, Thomas Coons and wife Karin. She was predeceased by her brother, Andrew Coons in 1976 and her father, Joseph Coons in 2007. Her sister,...
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Alexander Shatalov

January 30, 1956 - October 24, 2017

Alexander Shatalov of Carmel, NY and a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday October 24, 2017 at the age of 61. He was born in Russia on January 30, 1956, the son of Nikolay and Antonina Paltseva Shatalov. Alexander was educated in Russia. He immigrated to the United States in 1981. When he arrived in the United States, he drove a taxicab in New York City...
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Marie T. Swarm

August 6, 1936 - October 23, 2017

Marie T. Swarm of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the age of 81. She was born in Mt. Kisco, NY on August 6, 1936, the daughter of Alessio and Elena Fratelli Terracciano. Marie attended school in Mt. Kisco and earned her Associates Degree in Applied Science from SUNY Cobbleskill. Marie was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac. She was a member of...
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Elisabeth Eymann Dietrich

January 14, 1927 - October 18, 2017

Elisabeth Eymann Dietrich, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY, passed away on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born in Viekschny, Lithuania on January 14, 1927. Elisabeth was educated in Europe. She immigrated to the United States in 1956 and was the owner of the Interlaken Motel in Mahopac. Elisabeth was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church in Yorktown Heights...
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Robert J. Tyra

May 14, 1951 - October 10, 2017

Robert J. Tyra of Lake Peekskill, NY passed away on October 10, 2017 at the age of 66. He was born in Yonkers, NY on May 14, 1951, the son of Joseph and Connie Ferro Tyra. Robert graduated from Saunders Trade School in Yonkers and served in the US Navy. He was a master diesel mechanic with Liberty Lines in Yonkers for 42 years He is survived by his wife, Kimberly, his daughter Kristen and...
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Julia Yannone

September 22, 1923 - October 3, 2017

Julia Yannone of Somers, NY passed away on October 3, 2017 at the age of 94. She was born in New York City on September 22, 1923, the daughter of Nicholas and Rose (Angione) DeRose. Julia worked for March of Dimes in White Plains for over 15 years. She was also a homemaker and cherished the years raising her daughters. Julia is survived by her husband Carmine, daughters Adelaide Polito ...
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Robert P. Morini

December 31, 1953 - September 24, 2017

Robert P. Morini passed away peacefully on September 24th, 2017 surrounded by his family. He fought valiantly. Robert was born on December 31st, 1953 to Reno and Anne (Buonassisi) Morini. He was the middle child of five: Ralph, Richard, Michael and Patty. Robert and his wife Patrice (Bartilucci) were married for 30 years and have two children, Victoria and Sam. He owns Harvest Country Properties...
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Joseph M. Tinelli

March 11, 1949 - September 23, 2017

Joseph M. Tinelli of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the age of 68. He was born in the Bronx on March 11, 1949, the son of Leonard and Katherine (Kowatch) Tinelli. Joe was an active member of the Mahopac Knights of Columbus, Father John P. Mooney Counsel 5743 and earned the distinction of 4th Degree. Joe is survived by his wife of 44 years Jackie, his son Joseph,...
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Kevin G. Gorr

October 14, 1957 - September 21, 2017

Kevin G. Gorr of Mahopac, NY passed away on September 21, 2017 at the age of 59. He was born in Tarrytown, NY on October 14, 1957, the son of Richard and Mary Elizabeth (Lynch) Gorr. Kevin worked as a Transit Man in his father's surveying company for over 30 years. Kevin loved baseball and was an avid Yankees fan. Kevin is survived by his sister Kathryn Kayler and his nephew Christopher...
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Bruno J. Kalkowski

February 6, 1946 - September 18, 2017

Bruno J. Kalkowski of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday, September 18th at the age of 71. He was born in Salzdahlum, Germany on February 6, 1946, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Jama) Kalkowski. Bruno worked for Coca-Cola in Elmsford, NY for 37 years before retiring in 2006. He earned the distinction of a perfect attendance record for 21 years straight. Bruno is survived by his wife...
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Dorothy McCray

February 9, 1926 - September 17, 2017

Dorothy McCray of Mahopac, NY, formerly of the Bronx, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born in New York City, the daughter of Jacob E. and Christine (Bramble) Symister. Dorothy earned her Bachelor's Degree from Hunter College/City university of New York and worked as a Dietician in New York Hospital in the city for many years. On May 29,1955 she married...
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Karen L. Yates

March 10, 1972 - September 15, 2017

Karen L. Yates of Carmel, NY passed away on Friday September 15, 2017 at the age of 45. She was born in Brooklyn on March 10, 1972, the daughter of Rocco and Elsie Nordgren Matteo. Karen was a Public Health Program Assistant for the Putnam County Department of Health. Karen is survived by her daughter Sarah, her brother Anthony Matteo and her sister Kristina Russell and her brother-in-law...
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Andrew J. Panessa, Jr.

November 12, 1950 - September 15, 2017

Andrew J. Panessa, Jr. of Mahopac passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the age of 66. He was born in Yonkers, NY on November 12, 1950, the son of Andrew and Evelyn(LaVista) Panessa. Andy was a retired detective of the New Rochelle Police Department. Andy is survived by his wife Cindy, his daughter Cynthia McGraw, his son Andrew and his wife Ashley, his brother Frank, and his...
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Edward O'Brien

July 15, 1936 - September 12, 2017

Edward O'Brien of Mahopac, NY passed away on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at the age of 81 with his family by his side. He was born in Co. Clare, Ireland on July 15, 1936, the son of Edward and Mary Kane O'Brien. Edward emigrated to the United States in 1956. He was the retired owner of The Corner Deli in White Plains. He was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac and...
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Victor J. Cancellieri

February 8, 1949 - September 11, 2017

Victor J. Cancellieri of Mahopac, NY passed away on September 11, 2017 at the age of 68. He was born in the Bronx on February 8, 1949, the son of Victor and Eileen (Nolan) Cancellieri. Victor worked for the State of New York for the past 25 years as an Automotive Facilities Inspector. He enjoyed the outdoors, traveling and enjoying time with his family and friends. He was a car enthusiast...
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Carmelina Cavarretta

July 23, 1954 - September 11, 2017

Carmelina Cavarretta of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday September 11, 2017 at the age of 63 with her family by her side. She was born in San Benedetto Ullano, Cosenza, Italy on July 23, 1954, the daughter of Antonio and Ernestina Arturi Pastura. Carmelina was educated in Italy. She married Joseph Cavarretta in Italy on October 17, 1971 and together they emigrated to the United States and...
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Christopher L. Stasiak

January 12, 1959 - September 4, 2017

Christopher L. Stasiak of W. Nyack, NY and formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday September 4, 2017 at the age of 58. He was born in Yonkers, NY on January 12, 1959, the son of William and Joan Hughes Stasiak. Christopher was a graduate of Mahopac High School and served in the US Navy. He was a retired letter carrier for the US Postal Service in Nyack for 33 years. He is survived...
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Paul Ferrero, Jr.

November 11, 1922 - August 28, 2017

Paul Ferrero Jr. of Mahopac passed away on August 28, 2017 at the age of 94. He was born in Koehler, New Mexico. Paul enlisted in the Army, January 15, 1943 and served as a mine detector operator and rifleman in Sicily, Rome, France, and Germany during WWII. He was wounded 4 times before he was discharged with honors in July 1945; he was highly decorated. After serving, he earned his...
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Michael C. Verde

March 11, 1934 - August 24, 2017

Michael Verde of Mahopac, NY passed away on Thursday August 24, 2017 with his family by his side, at the age of 83. He was born in the Bronx NY on March 11, 1934, the son of Raffaele and Bianca Scotti-Verde. Michael was educated in the Bronx and later served in the United States Army in Panama from April 1954 to March 1956. He went on to attend Food Trade Technical Schools and later worked...
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Philip J. Giorgio

January 18, 1953 - August 21, 2017

Philip J. Giorgio of Cohoes, NY and formerly of Mahopac, passed away on August 21st at the age of 64. He was born in the Bronx, the son of Louis and Marie (Robeta) Giorgio. Philip was a proud veteran of the US Air Force and served from 1971-74. Philip was an avid hunter and always enjoyed a Sunday ride on his motorcycle. Philip is survived by his sons Michael and Vincent, his brother...
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Frances Egan

October 10, 1924 - August 13, 2017

Frances Egan of Mahopac, NY passed away on Sunday, August 13th at the age of 92. She was born in New York City, the daughter of David and Mary (Leddin) Walker. She worked for Lehman College in the Bronx for many years as an administrative assistant. Frances is survived by her children Erin Egan Zarella and George Egan(Debra); brothers Robert and Kevin Walker; sisters Patricia Wood, Rita...
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Frank Guglielmo

November 22, 1934 - August 13, 2017

Frank Guglielmo of Mahopac, NY passed away on Sunday August 13, 2017 with his family by his side, at the age of 82. He was born in Italy on November 22, 1934, the son of Nicola and Angela Guglielmo. Frank was educated in Italy, where he served in the Italian Airforce. He emigrated to the United States in 1960 and settled in New Rochelle, NY where he lived until moving to Mahopac in 1973. ...
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Susan A. Tobin

August 6, 1960 - August 11, 2017

Susan A. Tobin of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday August 11, 2017 at the age of 57. Cremation services were held privately.
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Frances Altomare

October 21, 1946 - July 28, 2017

Frances Altomare of Mahopac, NY passed away on July 28, 2017 after a fierce battle with cancer; she was 70 years old. She was born in New York City on October 21, 1946, the daughter of Patsy and Rose (Madonia) Cappolla. Fran worked as an admissions director at Somers Manor Nursing Home for over 30 years. Fran is survived by her husband Nick, her son Mark Kravis, grandchildren Chanelle and...
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Ann Marie Bogholtz

September 27, 1928 - July 28, 2017

Ann Marie Bogholtz of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the age of 88. She was born in Newport, RI, the daughter of Walter and Agnes Mary (Sullivan) Wright. She is survived by her husband Richard Bogholtz, Jr., her children Lois, Richard, and Joseph Bogholtz, her grandchildren Kim, Shannon, Lauren, and Alec; and 3 great grandchildren. Please see service information...
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John A. DeMasi

July 24, 1934 - July 22, 2017

John A. DeMasi of Millbrook, NY and long time resident of Mahopac passed away on July 22, 2017 at the age of 82. He was born on July 24, 1934 in New Rochelle, NY the son of Frank and Natalina (Cirillo) DeMasi. On February 6, 1955 he married Sandra Grosso, his high school sweetheart; they were married for over 62 years. John worked as a sales manager for Prudential for many years and was a...
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Emily Y. Cafferty

June 25, 1937 - July 20, 2017

Emily Y. Cafferty of Brookhaven, GA formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on July 20, 2017 at the age of 80. She was born in NY City on June 25, 1937. On May 20, 1954 she married Thomas P. Cafferty in NY City. Mr. Cafferty died on March 2, 2006. She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie Cafferty and her husband Michael Swikata of Dunwoody, GA, Eileen Cafferty and her husband Robert Durbin...
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Anthony Zanfini

November 23, 1951 - July 19, 2017

Anthony Zanfini of Putnam Valley, NY passed away on July 19, 2017 at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife Barbara, his son Anthony, and his sister Linda Hochberg and her husband Joe. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 24th from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac, NY. Services will conclude with a prayer service at 8:30 PM during the visitation. In...
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Peter L. Guerci

September 1, 1941 - July 18, 2017

Peter L. Guerci of Mahopac, NY passed away on July 18, 2017 at the age of 75. He was born in Chicago, IL the son of Louis and Santina (Campagna) Guerci. Peter was a proud veteran of the US Army and served during the Vietnam War. Peter is survived by his daughters Danielle D'Anna and Donna Milazzo (Vinnie); his sister Marlene Pavia (James), 2 nieces, 3 nephews, and 5 grandchildren. He was...
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Dorothy Duffy

May 10, 1931 - July 14, 2017

Dorothy Duffy of Mahopac, NY and formerly of Yonkers, NY passed away on Friday July 14, 2017 at the age of 86. She was born in Yonkers on May 10, 1931, the daughter of John and Marie Corliss Duffy. Dorothy was a Client Relations Associate with the Manhattan Savings Bank in New York City, retiring after a career of over 30 years. She was an active parishioner of St. John the Evangelist...
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Thomas D. Motta

January 19, 1947 - July 14, 2017

Thomas D. Motta of Carmel, NY passed away on Friday July 14, 2017 at the age of 70. He was born in the Bronx on January 19, 1947, the son of Salvatore Motta and Elizabeth O'Grady. Thomas served in the US Army, Company A, 70th Engineers Combat Group in Vietnam. He was a mechanic with Bronx Honda, retiring in 2013. He enjoyed antique cars and attended many car shows in the area. Tom was also...
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Renee L. Nelsen

June 22, 1925 - July 9, 2017

Renee L. Nelsen of Dover Plains, NY and formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the age of 92. She was born in Carmel, NY on June 22, 1925, the daughter of Wallace and Emma McCollum Ganong. Renee worked as a clerk and secretary for the Selective Service in Carmel until her retirement. She was active in the Union Valley Cemetery Association where she held the positions...
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Louis Fugazzi

July 7, 2017

Louis Fugazzi of Somers, NY passed away on July 7, 2017 at the age of 57. He is survived by his wife, Anna and children, Danielle, Louis Jr. and Ginamarie. Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday July 13, 2017 from 5-9 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home, 692 US Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Louis may be made to the NY Organ Donor Network...
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Mary J. Condon

April 12, 1935 - July 4, 2017

Mary J. Condon of Mahopac, formerly of Yorktown Heights, passed away on Tuesday, July 4th at the age of 82. She was born in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Ryan) Mangan. On June 10, 1961 she married Frank Condon; they were married for over 50 years before he passed in 2012. Mary is survived by her sons, Michael (Mary) and Kevin, and her two grandchildren Liam and Kiarra. She...
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Laura Palm

November 2, 1932 - July 2, 2017

Laura Ruth (Grevert) Palm was born in Yonkers, NY on November 2, 1932 to John and Ruth Grevert. She passed peacefully on July 2, 2017. Laura graduated with honors from Yonkers High School in 1950. After attending Wood Secretarial School, she was selected to work at the FBI in their New York City Office. Her career included positions at Precision Valve, General Electric, IBM, Union Carbide...
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Phillip M. DeLuca

April 10, 1942 - June 30, 2017

Phillip M. DeLuca, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday June 30, 2017 at the age of 75. He was born in Peekskill, NY on April 10, 1942, the son of Michael and Olga Comilloni DeLuca. Phillip graduated from Mahopac High School in 1962 and was a school bus mechanic for the Mahopac Central School District for 42 years, retiring in 2006. He is survived by his daughters,...
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Brian F. O'Keefe

April 16, 1960 - June 28, 2017

Brian F. O'Keefe of Mahopac, NY and formerly of Somerset, NJ passed away suddenly at the age of 57. He was born in Queens, NY; the son of William and Doris (Walenta) O'Keefe, Sr. Brian received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena College and worked for Philips Electric in New Jersey before relocating to Mahopac. He is survived by his brothers Bob of Columbia, MD and Bill and sister-in- law...
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Karen L. Russell-Norton

February 4, 1938 - June 18, 2017

Karen L. Russell-Norton of Carmel, NY passed away on Sunday June 18, 2017 at the age of 79. She was born in Pontiac, MI on February 4, 1938, the daughter of Robert L. and Boqueen E. Smith. She was a retired bookkeeper with Meadowland of Carmel. Karen married Harold J. "Hal" Norton Jr. on February 14, 2002. Hal died on October 6, 2008. She is survived by her sons, Mark Russell of Palm Bay...
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Walter E. Wagner

August 2, 1932 - June 16, 2017

Walter E. Wagner of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday June 16, 2017 at the age of 84. He was born in the Bronx on August 2, 1932, the son of Emil and Dorothy Doll Wagner. Walter earned his Associates Degree at Westchester Community College. He served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Following retirement in 1988 from AT&T in White Plains, NY where he...
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Barbara Ann Cardillo

December 24, 1941 - June 15, 2017

Barbara Ann Cardillo of Mahopac, NY and formerly of Yonkers and the Bronx, NY passed away on Thursday June 15, 2017. She was born in the Bronx on December 24, 1941, the daughter of Joseph and Lillian Glantz Koenig. Survived by her daughters, Dorothy Dadabo and Donna Bruno, her grandchildren Danielle, Christina and Alex and her brother, Robert Koenig and his wife Margaret. She is predeceased...
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Francis X. Spor

June 14, 1931 - June 7, 2017

Col. Francis X. Spor, NYARNG, Ret. of Mahopac, NY passed away on Wednesday, June 7th at the age of 85. He was born in the New York, NY, the son of Francis and Anna (Madden) Spor. On April 5, 1954 he married Margaret Taskowitz; they were married for 50 years before she passed away in 2005. Frank was a proud veteran of the US Army and served in the National Guard for over 40 years. He had a...
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Vera Lavena

September 4, 1936 - June 6, 2017

Vera Lavena of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 6th surrounded by her family. She was born on September 4, 1936 in Udine, Italy, the daughter of Ausilio and Teresa "Gina" (Lovisa) Cainero. On August 30, 1958 she married Warren Lavena in the Bronx; they were married for 58 years. Vera worked as a Secretary to the Principal at Lakeview Elementary in Mahopac for over 20 years. ...
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Daniel J. O'Shea

March 27, 1918 - May 25, 2017

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Elizabeth "Betty" Iacovone

June 29, 1922 - May 21, 2017

Elizabeth M. "Betty" Iacovone of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Sunday May 21, 2017 at the age of 94. She was born in Manhattan on June 29, 1922, the daughter of John J. and Elizabeth M. Schultz. Betty was the longtime owner of the Lake Mahopac Tailor Shop. She was a parishioner of St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac. In August of 1944, she married Dante P. Iacovone in...
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Jerry Marfe

December 7, 1933 - May 13, 2017

Jerry Marfe´, loving husband and father of Mahopac NY, formally of Mt. Kisco NY passed away on May 13, 2017 at the age of 83. He was born in the Bronx, the son of Gennaro and Rose (Avello) Marfe´. On May 24, 1957 he married his sweetheart Rosemarie Manupelli, they were married one week shy of 60 years. After HS and proudly serving in the US Army Jerry began working in 1955 for Joe Charla...
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Katie Bravo

March 2, 1988 - May 11, 2017

Katie Bravo passed away suddenly on May 11 2017 in Mahopac New York. She was Born March 2, 1988. She Acquired her hair license back in 2008 and has been very successful for the last 9 years in doing what she loved. She loved the ocean, sunsets, watching reality TV and also her favorite thing to do was go shopping for name brand things like Gucci and Louis Vuitton and others. She loved music like...
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Louise Lotrecchiano

July 22, 1923 - May 11, 2017

Louise Lotrecchiano, a lifetime resident of Mahopac, NY, recently of Rhinebeck, NY, died peacefully May 11 2017, at the age of 93. She was born on July 22, 1923 to Enrico and Letizia Veschi. Louise was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Tom Lotrecchiano. They were married on June 8, 1947 in Mahopac, NY. She is survived by her daughter Diane Holmes and her husband Richard of Sunapee, NH,...
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Daniel J. Donahue

January 31, 1946 - May 7, 2017

Daniel J. Donahue of Mahopac, NY passed away on Sunday May 7, 2017 at the age of 71 after a long battle with leukemia. He was born on January 31, 1946 in Queens Village, NY, the son of Aloysius and Catherine Donahue. Daniel is predeceased by his wife Dorothy Donahue and is survived by his son Daniel P. (Rebecca) Donahue, daughter Patricia Rosen (Ross), stepsons, Timothy (Whitney), Casey ...
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Dale A. Cassone

December 15, 1952 - May 5, 2017

Dale A. Cassone of Carmel, NY passed away on Friday, May 05, 2017 after a 9 year battle with cancer; she was 64 years old. She was born in Dobbs Ferry, NY the daughter of John and Ann (Hayes) Weigel. Dale worked for Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES as a teacher's aide for 15 years. Dale was a dedicated and hard worker who took pride in helping the children she worked with. She loved...
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Loretta A. Francese

January 31, 1938 - May 3, 2017

Loretta A. Francese, a resident of Yorktown Heights, NY since 1960, passed away on Wednesday May 3, 2017 at the age of 79. She was born in Woonsocket, RI on January 31, 1938, the daughter of Leon and Anne Meyers Blondiau. Loretta worked as a school bus aide for disabled children with Baumann Bus Company in Yorktown. She worked there from 1987 until her retirement in 2011. She loved working...
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George M. Holmes, Sr.

August 16, 1946 - May 1, 2017

George M. Holmes, Sr. of Mahopac, NY passed away on May 1, 2017 at the age of 70. He was born in White Plains, NY the son of James and Jane (Mulqueen) Holmes. George worked for Con Edison his entire professional career. He was a proud veteran of the US Navy and served during the Vietnam War. George is survived by his wife Barbara, his son George Holmes, Jr., and his siblings John, Michael...
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Edward George Lambertus

June 8, 1931 - May 1, 2017

Edward George Lambertus of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the age of 85. He was born in Passaic, New Jersey, the son of Helen Zimmerly Lambertus and John Kemeny. On June 8, 1957 he married the love of his life Frances M. Noll on his birthday. Edward and Frances were happily married for almost 60 years. He was the proud father of 9 children and grandfather of 26. Before meeting...
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John Sanseverino

April 11, 1935 - April 29, 2017

John Sanseverino, of Palm Coast, FL, formerly of Mahopac, NY, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 11, 1935, in Cirigliano, Italy to Francesco Sanseverino and Giuseppina Tombone. He immigrated to America in 1951 and then returned to Italy to marry Lucia (Lucy) Iosca on November 12, 1952 in Stigliano, Italy. ...
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Elinor Irene Cariddo

August 11, 1932 - April 28, 2017

Elinor Irene Cariddo, a longtime resident of Carmel, NY passed away peacefully on April 28, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born in Jamaica, Queens on August 11, 1932, the daughter of Eugene and Maria DaRos Plochocki. Elinor was a retired medical secretary. Her last position was working with Dr. Raciti in Mt. Kisco, NY. On October 16, 1954 she married James L. Cariddo at Christ The King...
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Perla V. Gatchalian

November 14, 1941 - April 27, 2017

Perla V. Gatchalian of Mahopac, NY passed away on Thursday April 27, 2017 at the age of 75. She was born in Baguio City, Philippines on November 14, 1941, the daughter of Victor Ventigan Sr. and Priscilla Gumawid. Perla was one of 12 children. She was a strong and independent person who emigrated from the Philippines to Hawaii and became a US citizen. Perla was an accountant for 30 years...
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Frank A. Daniels

July 4, 1921 - April 25, 2017

Frank A. Daniels of Mahopac, NY and formerly of White Plains, NY passed away on Tuesday April 25, 2017 at the age of 95. He was born in White Plains on July 4, 1921, the son of Frank and Teresa Yazzo Daniele. Frank served in the US Army during WWII. He was a retired commercial artist with Fairchild Publications in New York City. He had an outstanding work ethic and he was a deeply admired...
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Irene M. Ameijide

February 8, 1927 - April 23, 2017

Irene Ameijide of Carmel, NY passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born in Zilina, Slovakia, the daughter of Frank and Mary Kipus and came to the United States when she was 9. She was married to illustrator Raymond Ameijide for over 54 years before he died in 2000. Irene was the Director of the Senior Citizens Center in Peekskill for over 20 years. She was well known...
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Dorothy A. Hayes

January 6, 1937 - April 20, 2017

Dorothy A. Hayes of Yorktown Heights, NY passed away on Thursday April 20, 2017 at the age of 80. She was born in New Jersey on January 6, 1937, the daughter of Charles and Beatrice Hrouda. Dorothy was a retired sales associate with Burlington Coat Factory in Poughkeepsie, NY. Among her hobbies, she was an avid reader. On January 6, 1957 she married Robert Hayes, her husband of 60 years. ...
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Nicole O'Brien

October 23, 1966 - April 18, 2017

Nicole O'Brien of Patterson, NY passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the age of 50. She was born in the Bronx, the daughter of Anthony and Rose (Balascio) Campanella. On August 25, 2002 she married William O'Brien, they were married for over 15 years. She received an Associate's degree from Berkley Institute and worked for J.J. Sisca & Associates as a property manager. Nicole was...
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Marlene Cavallo

July 20, 1932 - April 14, 2017

Marlene Cavallo of Danbury, CT and formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday April 14, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born in Manhattan on July 20, 1932, the daughter of Charles and Rebecca Vanglish Moldowsky. Marlene was a retired medical secretary at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Paoline and her companion Bob Genna of Mahopac, her...
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Gloria G. Harkins

June 28, 1934 - April 13, 2017

Gloria Harkins (Wright) of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side, on Thursday April 13, 2017 at the age of 82. She was born on June 28, 1934 in Bronx, NY, the daughter of Joseph and Helen Wright. Gloria was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a dedicated foster mother to over 20 children throughout her life. She had...
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Rose Stasiak

January 19, 1938 - April 12, 2017

Rose Stasiak of Putnam Valley, formerly of Yonkers, passed away on Wednesday, April 12th at the age of 79. She was born in Yonkers, NY the daughter of Dominick and Maria (Botti) Grimaldi. Rose is survived by her sons Alan and Nicholas Stasiak, and her siblings Gabriel Grimaldi, Domenica Baiocco, and Mary Santilli. Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on Monday, April...
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Marian O'Neill

November 25, 1936 - April 10, 2017

Marian O'Neill, a resident of Cortlandt Manor, NY since 1973, passed away on Monday April 10, 2017 at the age of 80. She was born in Manhattan on November 25, 1936, the daughter of John Paul and Frances Batko Nelson. Marian worked for over 40 years with The Appraisal Services Group in Katonah, NY. She was a Notary Public and a member of the Cortlandt Manor Senior Citizens who meet on...
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Shirley G. Moffo

April 9, 2017

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Lawrence A. Savino

June 1, 1936 - April 9, 2017

Lawrence A. Savino, a Mahopac resident since 1971 and formerly of the Bronx, passed away on Sunday April 9, 2017 at the age of 80. He was born in the Bronx on June 1, 1936, the son of Gregory and Laura Abrusci Savino. Larry served in the US Navy. He was a retired school bus driver and driver trainer for the Mahopac Central School System. He also worked as a butcher and for many years as a...
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Lucy Spaccarelli

July 8, 1923 - April 4, 2017

Lucy Spaccarelli of Mahopac, NY passed away on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at the age of 93. She was born in New York City, the daughter of Gaspare and Stella (Salpietro) Milone. On November 6, 1949 she married Victor Spaccarelli; they were married for over 53 years before he passed in 2005. Lucy is survived by her children Jean, Victor Jr., John, Phyllis, Michael, and Robert. She was the...
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Beatrice D'Agostino

April 15, 1925 - April 1, 2017

Beatrice D'Agostino (Babak) formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away April 1, 2017 peacefully at home. She was 91 years old. Beatrice was born April 15, 1925, in Yonkers, N.Y. to Michael Babak, Sr. and Mary (Halco) Babak. Beatrice was predeceased by her husband Dominick D'Agostino and daughter Janice Alexa(Dennis). Beatrice is survived by her daughter Patrice (Richard) Santarelli, Her grandsons...
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David F. Doner, Jr.

October 18, 1940 - April 1, 2017

David F. Doner, Jr. of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the age of 76 after a valiant battle with lung cancer. He was born on October 18, 1940 in Queens, NY to David and Adelaide (Springer) Doner, Sr. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from St. John's University in 1962 and went on for his Masters at New York University. On June 1, 1963, he married his...
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Greta E. Upham

December 23, 1928 - March 30, 2017

Greta E. Upham, a long time resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Thursday, March 30th at the age of 88. She was born in the Bronx on December 23, 1928, the daughter of Albin and Eleanor (Sars) Johnson. On May 20, 1950 she married John Graham Upham; they were married for over 52 years before his passing in 2002. Greta was dedicated to others and held herself with dignity and grace. The...
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