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Our Obituaries

John D. Morrissey

February 19, 1929 - May 21, 2017

John Daniel (Jack) Morrissey, Sr., a retired New York advertising and marketing executive, died suddenly on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was 88 and lived in Lakeville, CT and Pelham, NY. He is survived by his dear wife of 21 years, Carolyn (Clue) Uto Noble. He was predeceased by his first wife of 38 years, Patricia Carroll. He will be dearly missed by his beloved children and their spouses: Mary Pat...
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Amy Scarangella

August 29, 1923 - May 21, 2017


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Robert LaCava

July 14, 1938 - May 19, 2017

Robert LaCava of Pelham Manor, NY passed away on Friday, May 19th. He was 78 years of age. Born in New York City, NY to Salvatore and Jenny LaCava, Robert was one of four children. Robert was raised in the Bronx and attended Morris High School where he would later graduate. After graduation Robert apprenticed at the Golden Mirror Hair Salon in New Rochelle. His apprenticeship as a...
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Elinor Casucci

July 8, 1937 - May 17, 2017

Elinor Joan Casucci, 79, entered eternal life on Wednesday May 17, 2017 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peters Hospital Albany, NY surrounded by her loving family. Elinor was born in Bronx, NY on July 8, 1937 to the late Andrew & Angelina Shaw. She was a devoted wife to her husband Rocco of 60 years; a much loved sibling to her Sister Carol; and a devoted mother and grandmother. In spring of 1955...
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Francis Joseph Dwyer, Esq.

January 13, 1926 - May 16, 2017

Francis J. Dwyer of Pelham Manor, NY passed away on Tuesday, May 16th. He was 91 years of age. Born in New York City, NY to Patrick and Ann Dwyer, Francis was one of five children. The family moved to Queens, NY and Francis commuted to St. Francis Xavier High School in Manhattan. After graduation, Francis served in the United States Navy. Once his service to our country was complete,...
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Francia Trainor

September 12, 1945 - May 11, 2017

Francia Trainor of Tuckahoe, NY and Bucks County, PA passed away on Thursday, May 11. She was 71 years old. Born in Manhattan to John and Daisy Trainor Fran grew up along side of her brother, John. Raised in the Bronx, Fran attended Villa Maria Academy, Mother Butler High School and Mount Ida College in Newton, MA. She had a wonderful childhood helping her parents run their boatyard in City...
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Charlotte Wong

February 22, 1923 - May 10, 2017


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Alfred Anderson

February 22, 1942 - May 8, 2017

Alfred Anderson of MT. Vernon, NY, passed away on Monday, May 8th, 2017 with family by his side. He was 75 years old. Born in the Dominican Republic, Alfred would attend school there before moving to New York City as a young adult. He joined the US Army at the age of 21 and worked at various bases across the United States. For most of his adult life, Alfred was a Registered Nurse caring...
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Howard O. Basterl

June 1, 1923 - May 8, 2017

Howard Bastrel of Pelham, New York passed away on Monday, May 8th. He was 93 years old.
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George M. Onorato

October 18, 1945 - April 29, 2017


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Thomas Rubertone

November 10, 1930 - April 29, 2017

Thomas Joseph Rubertone of Galloway, New Jersey died peacefully on Saturday, April 29, 2017 with family by his side. He was 86 years old. Family was always first to Tom. He and his wife, Annette made a life for themselves and raised their three children with love. Together they enjoyed family and friends and he will be sorely missed by many. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 60...
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John Joseph Kissel

June 12, 1946 - April 27, 2017

John Joseph Kissel of Pelham, NY passed away on Thursday, April 27th. He was 70 years old. Born in the Bronx, New York, the youngest of four children to Martin and Cecilia Kissel. John attended Gomper's High School and Vocational School for Computer Science. After graduating, John would serve his country with a tour in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict. When he returned home, he began...
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Eamon Michael Ryan

April 25, 1974 - April 17, 2017

Eamon Ryan passed away Monday, April 17. A lover of life's simple pleasures – a cup of coffee, music and the boxing match on TV, Eamon was a trusted friend and companion to anyone around him. An expert chef, he could be counted on for a gourmet home cooked meal. He had a genuinely selfless and loving nature – animals and children were his best friends. Having a way with words, the craic...
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Nancy Lowell Marvel

June 22, 1931 - April 17, 2017

Nancy Lowell Marvel, 85, a long-time resident of Pelham, NY passed away April 17, 2017 at Wartburg Assisted Living. Born June 22, 1931 in Glen Ridge, NJ, Nan graduated from Glen Ridge H.S. and the Katherine Gibbs School in New York City before moving to Pelham in 1954. In addition to being a mother, wife and volunteer, Nan was an avid golfer and member of Pelham Country Club. She was also an...
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Dolores G. Fagerstrom

February 19, 1923 - April 10, 2017

Dolores Gustafson Fagerstrom, a resident of Pelham since 1953, died peacefully on April 10th surrounded by her loving family.  Born February 19, 1923 in rural Hamlin County, SD, she was the daughter of Rudolf and Ruth Gustafson. Dolores spent the first ten years of her life on a farm in McCook County, near Unityville, SD. She then moved to Brookings, SD where she attended Brookings High...
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Max Clain

February 22, 1927 - March 21, 2017


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Donald Stephen Mills

May 16, 1937 - March 19, 2017

Don Mills, 79 died unexpectedly on March 19th. He was born May 16, 1937 in Mt Vernon NY to Randall and Alice Wenzel Mills. Don was raised in Mt Vernon graduating from AB Davis High School and worked part-time at the Mt Vernon Y where he began several life-long friendships as well as his passion for youth recreation and sports. Don graduated from Ohio University in 1962 and began his career at...
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Joan Ann Giordano

August 15, 1947 - March 17, 2017

Joan Ann Giordano of Pelham, New York, who was 69 years of age, passed away on Thursday March 17th, after a courageous battle with Cancer. Joan was born in the Bronx to Salvatore and Antoinette (Nee Trappani) Indiviglia. She attended Columbus High School before attending college. During that time she met her lifelong partner and husband, Dino Giordano. They met at a social dance and later married...
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Sylvia Rhodes Harrison

March 5, 1929 - March 13, 2017

Sylvia Rhodes Harrison died peacefully on March 13, 2017, one week after celebrating her 88th birthday. Born in New Rochelle, New York to the late Mary and Philip L. Rhodes, Sylvia grew up and remained in nearby Pelham Manor for her entire life. In 1950, she met Carl Harrison, Jr. on a fortuitous blind date which led to their marriage in 1952. They spent 39 happy years together and raised...
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Pasqualina "Peggy" Massaro

June 15, 1912 - March 12, 2017

Massaro, Pasqualina (Peggy) of Pelham Manor, NY passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Peggy was the daughter of Italian immigrants, raised in the Bronx, NY. She is survived by her son, New York State Supreme Court Justice, Dominic (ret.), daughter, Maryrose, daughter-in-law, Frances, three grand daughters: Denise, Aimee, Dominique and four great-grand children. Beloved by all.
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Phyllis Zayas

April 12, 1934 - March 12, 2017


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Donna Sicuranza

March 24, 1942 - March 10, 2017

Donna Marie Sicuranza, former resident of Mt. Vernon and New Rochelle, passed away March 10, 2017 at age 74. She was born March 24, 1942 to Dominic & Felicia Russillo. After losing her mother at a young age, she was raised with the love of her father and dedicated grandparents in Pelham. Donna graduated from St. Catherine's School and Good Counsel Academy. She worked for Walker Studios and...
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Robert Blake

April 28, 1931 - March 9, 2017

Robert "Bobby" Blake, of Pelham, NY peacefully passed away at home on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at the age of 85. Bobby was born in the Bronx to Margaret and Harry Blake on April 28, 1931. Bobby served in the United States Air force from 1951 to 1954. He received the Occupation, National Defense, and Good Conduct Medals for honorable service in Germany. He was a lifetime member of the Gun...
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Edith Cosentino

May 18, 1917 - March 7, 2017

Edith Cosentino, 99, a resident of the Bronx and recently of United Hebrew of New Rochelle, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 7, 2017. She was born on May 18, 1917 to Florence and Nicholas Letterese, the second oldest of six children. A child of the Depression, she was always aware of the importance of family helping each other. An example she set for her children...
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Rose C. Corrado

February 4, 1914 - March 5, 2017

Rose Corrado, of Pelham, NY and Palm Beach Gardens, FL passed away on Sunday, March 5th. She was 103 years old. Born to Vincenzo and Marie nee Russo Capone in Mt Vernon, NY, Rose was one of eight children. Her childhood was full of life and love and it was when she was just 7 years old that she would meet Anthony Corrado, another neighborhood kid, who would one day become her husband. Rose's...
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Martin Anthony O' Reilly

August 13, 1977 - March 3, 2017

Martin O' Reilly, the kind and loyal gentleman passed away suddenly at his residence in Sunnyside, Queens on Friday March 2nd 2017. He was 39 years old. Martin was the first born of his loving parents Patrick and Anne (nee Kelly) O' Reilly. He was raised in Kingscourt Co Cavan, where he attended St. Josephs National School. He later attended Inver College in Carrickmacross, where he developed...
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Charles Henry Amann

August 30, 1934 - February 25, 2017

Charles "Chuck" H. Amann of Pelham Manor passed away peacefully on Saturday February 25th. He was 82 years old. He was born August 30, 1934 in the Bronx to Henry & Caroline Amann. He graduated from Evander Childs High School in 1952, where he met his high school sweetheart, Mary (nee Crawford), whom he'd later marry. Chuck proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the...
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Angela M. DeMarco

February 11, 1923 - February 21, 2017

Angela M. DeMarco (née Capozzola), a longtime resident of Pelham, NY passed away on February 21st, she was 94 years old. Angela was born to Lucido and Barbara Capozzola on East 108th St. in Harlem New York on February 11, 1923. She and her siblings, Carmine, Robert and Margaret (deceased) lived in a typical Italian home where love was freely shared. She and her family lived there until she...
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Eleanor Margaret DeFillipo

October 3, 1928 - February 17, 2017

Eleanor DeFillipo, a life-long resident of Pelham, NY passed away on February 17th. She was 88 years old. In fact, she was born in her home, located on Third Avenue. Eleanor was a resident at the Wartburg in her most recent years. She was born to Francis and Eleanor Gillooly on October 3, 1928. She was the eldest of three children; siblings are Nancy Mirra and a pre-deceased sister,...
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Dominic Andrew Cervoni

May 17, 1929 - February 11, 2017

Dominic Andrew Cervoni, DDS, of New Rochelle, formerly of Pelham, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017. He was 87 years old. Born in the Bronx to Joseph and Madeline, Dominic was one of four children. Dominic went to Stuyvesant High School in NYC before furthering his education at Manhattan College. He later attended Georgetown Dental School in Washington DC where he would meet Carmel...
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Thomas M. Loughran

November 4, 1925 - February 10, 2017

Thomas Loughran of Pelham Manor, NY passed away peacefully on February 10th. He was 91 years old. He was recently a resident at the Wartburg Adult Community. Thomas was above all a beloved Irishman who was a family man and neighbor who will be remembered by generations of people whose lives he touched. Born in Manhattan to Thomas and Rose Loughran (County Armagh and County Down), Thomas...
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Diane Lennox

January 12, 1961 - February 9, 2017

Diane Lennox (nee Letizia) of Tuckahoe, NY passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 9th. She was 56 years old. Born in the Bronx to Joseph and Elsie Letizia, Diane grew up one of four children in a loving traditional household in Pelham Manor, NY. She attended Prospect Hill Elementary School and Pelham Memorial High School. After high school Diane went to the well-known Berkeley...
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Frank Acito

July 18, 1931 - February 6, 2017


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Virginia Jeanne Solicito

June 11, 1914 - February 6, 2017

Virginia "Jeanne Arcaro" Solicito, of Pelham passed away peacefully on February 6, 2017. She was 102 years old. Born in the Bronx, Virginia was raised by her late parents Cristina and Peter Arcaro. She met her late husband, Leonard Solicito, and together they began a life of matrimony that lasted for decades. They moved to Pelham in 1949 and lived in the town for 60 years. Virginia was a...
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Sonia Elaine Patterson

July 16, 1958 - February 5, 2017

Instead of flowers, Sonia would be delighted if you would make contributions to the FPC Deacons Fund in her name. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 N. Columbus Avenue Mount Vernon, New York 10552
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Nina Pistone

September 29, 1925 - January 27, 2017

Nina Pistone of Pelham passed away peacefully on Friday, January 27. She was 91 years old. Nina was born in New York City to Anthony and Germana "Jennie" Taranto. Nina was raised in the Bronx and graduated from Jane Addams High School. In the same year she graduated, Nina met her husband of 47 years, Pat Pistone, whom she married in 1944. Nina and Pat worked at the Tuxedo Hair Salon in the Bronx,...
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Marie Josephine Leff

October 1, 1922 - January 24, 2017

Marie D'Angelo Leff of Bronxville passed away peacefully on January 24th 2017. She was 94 years old. Born at her home in NYC, Marie was raised by her late parents Angela and Nicholas. A woman ahead of her time Marie went to Hunter College and graduated in 1944 with a degree in chemistry. This served her in later years while she worked as a chemist for the American Chemical Company and The Wool...
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David Black, Jr.

September 30, 1923 - January 22, 2017

David Graham Black, Jr. of Pelham , NY , born in New York City , and departed Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the age of 93, for his final permanent fishing trip, leaving from Mount Vernon , NY . His wife, Elizabeth, was at his side. There will be two memorial celebrations of his life: the first at Huguenot Memorial Church in Pelham , NY , on Saturday, March 25th, 2017, at 10:30am. The...
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Rocco Polera

January 13, 1935 - January 22, 2017

Rocco Polera of Pelham, New York passed away on Sunday, January 22. He was 82 years old. Born in Utica, New York to John and Theresa Polera, He attended Utica public schools and graduated from Proctor High School. Upon graduation, Rocco attended the University of Michigan from where he would receive his Bachelor's of Arts Degree. While touring with the MU band to New York City,...
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Stephen Anthony Hopkins

December 21, 1968 - January 21, 2017

Stephen Anthony Hopkins of Dublin Ireland and Long island City, New York passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The eldest of five children, he had two brothers Jeff and Robert and two sisters, Barbara and Jane. He was the eldest and first child in every way; very much the head, and the heart ,of the family. He will be sorely missed. As a child he attended Belgrove National School and...
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Rose Miller

April 10, 1922 - January 19, 2017

Rose L. Violenzo Miller, a resident of Pelham since 1924, died on January 19, 2017. She was 94 years old. Mrs. Miller was born on April 10, 1922 in New Rochelle, NY to the late Donato and Louise (Oprandy) Violenzo. Rose was raised and educated in Pelham and graduated from Pelham Memorial High School and The Packard School in New York City, a Jr. College. On October 5, 1947 she married Donald H....
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Francis Henry Ludington, Jr.

February 24, 1923 - January 14, 2017

Francis H Ludington Jr. of Pelham Manor, departed this life peacefully on January 14, 2017 following a full and active life of 93 years. Lud was born in St Louis to Francis and Mary (Harris) Ludington on February 24th, 1923. His family moved to Pelham Manor in 1925, and he lived in Pelham Manor for the remainder of his years. He first attended Siwanoy School where he met Angela (Gay)...
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Headley Samuel Malcolm

January 16, 1925 - January 12, 2017

Headley Malcolm, otherwise known as "Molly" or Mr. Molly by many, was born in Lucky Hill, St. Mary, Jamaica. He was the son of Mary Johnson and Cecil Malcolm. He worked with the War Department at Port Royal for many years. He later became a supermarket Manager in Kingston. Mr. Malcolm migrated to the United States of America on September 30, 1973. Shortly after, he started working for...
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Joseph Terlizzi

September 30, 1938 - January 12, 2017


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John Patrick Lohan

November 17, 1963 - January 10, 2017

John Patrick Lohan died on Tuesday, January 10th; he was 53 years old. John was born on November 17, 1963 in Manchester, UK. His family moved to Ireland when he was eleven years old. He attended St. Mary's College Boyle, Co, Roscommon, where upon completion he began working as a welder. With his eyes ever pressed on the horizon, John came to America in 1990. This life-changing move was by...
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Bryan Egan

September 1, 1962 - January 7, 2017

Bryan, beloved son of the late Billy. Deeply regretted by his loving mother Josie, son Nikki, sisters Alice Jacob (New York) & Katrina Hennigan (Ballina), brothers Chris (Ballina) & Richard (Ballina). Sadly missed by his loving mother, son, sisters, brothers, partner Teresa, aunt`s uncles, grandchildren Jim & Fiacra, brothers-in-law Essam & Joseph, relatives and friends. REST IN PEACE ...
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Erin Galatti

June 19, 1935 - January 6, 2017


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Mary Neborak

November 19, 1931 - January 3, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Neborak (nee Sprenkle), 85, a longtime former resident of Poughkeepsie, NY, peacefully passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2107 at Willow Towers in New Rochelle, NY. Born on November 19, 1931 in York, PA, she was the eldest of two children of the late D. Elton and Naomi Frey Sprenkle. She was a 1949 graduate and valedictorian of Wrightsville High School and a 1953 graduate of...
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Irene Benick

August 14, 1918 - December 29, 2016


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Ryan Matthew Coleman

July 29, 1992 - December 25, 2016

Ryan Coleman of Pelham Manor, New York passed away on Christmas Day, 2016. He was 24 years old. Born the eldest child to Greg and Adrienne Coleman of Pelham Manor, New York, Ryan was extraordinary from the very beginning. A brilliant and loving person, he excelled in school. He attended Prospect Hill Elementary School in Pelham Manor, and Iona Grammar and Iona Preparatory High School in New...
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Anthony Lorenzo

October 2, 1917 - December 23, 2016

Anthony Joseph Lorenzo of Pelham Manor passed away on Friday, December 23rd, 2016. He was 99 years old. A handy man who loved to tinker, Anthony was good with his hands. He was also highly intelligent and a wiz at financial matters. He was extremely proud of his three children and took much joy in being a family man. Anthony is predeceased by his beloved wife of more than 60 years, Mary...
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Louise Luisana

March 25, 1926 - December 22, 2016

Louise Luisana (nee DiRienzo) of Pelham, NY passed away on December 22, 2016. She was 90 years old. Born March 25, 1926 in New Rochelle, NY to the late John and Angela DiRienzo, Louise was raised in Pelham in a faith filled household and attended St. Gabrielle's High School in New Rochelle. She would go on to meet her husband Louis Lusiana in Pelham though the two would be parted when Louis...
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Edna Towart

February 10, 1924 - December 6, 2016

Edna Towart of Pelham, New York passed away on December 6th, 2016. She was 92 years old.
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Kathleen "Kaiki" Tolan

May 3, 1963 - December 4, 2016

Kathleen Mary Tolan, "Kaiki', of the Bronx, NY passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of December 4, 2016. She was 53 years old. Beloved daughter of Patricia and James Tolan of Pelham Manor and Quogue, NY, Kathleen was born on May 3, 1963 in the Bronx, NY and raised in a large loving household in Pelham Manor, NY. Kathleen was a 1981 graduate of the Ursuline School, New...
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Errol Frankel

October 15, 1950 - November 28, 2016

Errol Frankel of Pelham, New York passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 28th. He was 66 years old. Exceptionally intelligent, ceaselessly funny, and innately caring and selfless, Errol was above all a beloved family man and neighbor who will be remembered by generations of family members and friends. Born in Manhattan to Edward and Vera Frankel, Errol grew up in Brooklyn and Mahopac, New...
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Stefanie Dale Oravec

November 4, 1965 - November 25, 2016

Stefani Dale Oravec of Pelham, NY passed away on Friday, November 25th. She was 51 years old. Born in Queens, New York to Gertrude and Benoit Strum, Stefani was a true New York City girl. She attended High School in Queens and went on to Columbia University where she received her Bachelors of Arts Degree. Initially, Stefani worked in the legal field but eventually found her creative...
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Joseph John Delli Carpini

December 31, 1935 - November 23, 2016

Joseph John DelliCarpini of Pelham & New Rochelle died on November 23, 2016. He was 80. Born on December 31, 1935 on East 112th Street in New York City, Joe was very active in the Boys Club of New York, a star basketball player and Golden Gloves boxer. He attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. His natural ability to draw and sketch earned him a full-tuition scholarship to the...
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Margaret Walker

June 18, 1941 - November 20, 2016

Margaret Walker of Three Bridges, NJ passed away at home on Sunday, November 20, she was 75 years old. Born in the Bronx, NY to Antoinette and Cornelius McGeechan, Margaret attended school in Pelham, NY and graduated from Pelham Memorial High School. She went on to attend the College of New Rochelle and graduated with her degree in 1962. The following year, Margaret would marry Thomas Walker....
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Orlando Savino

December 14, 1943 - November 17, 2016


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Cynthia Louise Thompson

December 5, 1931 - November 17, 2016

Cynthia Louise Thompson of New Rochelle, NY passed away at home on November 17th. She was 84 years old. Born in Green Island, Jamaica, WI to Lillian and Sammy Register, Cynthia was one of fourteen children. At an early age, Cynthia left her home for the United States and settled in Florida. Her love of family and children led her to become a nanny, caring for children. Cynthia would...
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Alex "The Destroyer" Stewart

June 28, 1964 - November 16, 2016

Alex Stewart, of Heavyweight-boxing fame, passed away on Wednesday, November 16th. He was 52 years old. Born and raised in London, England to Patricia and Alexander Stewart, Alex was one of seven children. When Alex was fifteen the family moved to Jamaica where he attended high school and began to fall in love with sports. He was an all around excellent athlete but primarily enjoyed Rugby...
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Ralph Booth

March 28, 1945 - November 10, 2016


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Robert Robbie Walsh

June 2, 1972 - November 10, 2016

Robert "Robbie" Walsh of Woodside, Queens and Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 10th. He was 44 years old. Born to Joseph and Elizabeth Walsh in Dublin, Robbie was raised in Straffan, Co Kildare one of three boys. In 1997, Robbie emigrated to the United States, where he went on to not only play, but captain, and then coach, soccer with the New...
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Dominic Joseph Balestra

May 21, 1947 - November 8, 2016

Dominic Joseph Balestra of Pelham Manor passed away at Calvary Hospital on Tuesday, November 8th 2016. He was 69 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Louis and Rose Balestra he was one of four children. He graduated from St. Francis University in Loretto, PA and went on to study mathematics at the University of Maryland and then to St. Louis University, MO from which he earned his Doctorate...
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Helen Clark O'Connor

June 5, 1924 - November 7, 2016

Helen O'Connor (nee Clark) passed away on November 7, 2016 at age 92 at home with her sons by her side. Born June 5, 1924 in Springfield, MA to the late Aaron Robinson Clark and Nora Mulrooney. After marring Edward O'Connor, she would move to Pelham, NY where the couple would raise their family. Active in her parish of St. Catharine's she gave countless hours to fundraising for the school...
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Philip Hayes Gregware

May 4, 1929 - November 4, 2016

Philip Hayes Gregware of New Rochelle, NY passed away on Friday, November 4th . He was 87 years of age. Born in Troy, NY to Fred and Greta Gregware, Philip was the youngest of three children. The family moved to Bronxville, NY when Philip was 15. He grew up in Bronxville and was a graduate of The Albany Academy and Williams College. After graduation, Philip served in the Marine Corps...
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Ronald O. Giustino

July 26, 1925 - October 27, 2016

Ronald O. Giustino (known to many as "Chubby") of Pelham, NY passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 27th surrounded by his family. Born July 26, 1925 to Anthony and Mary Giustino of Pelham, New York. Graduated Great Neck High School, Great Neck, N.Y. Graduated School for Art Studies, N.Y.C. Served in the Pacific in World War II in the Navy Construction Battalion (Seabees). ...
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Robert A. Materasso

January 3, 1926 - October 24, 2016

Robert Materasso of the Bronx, NY passed away Monday, October 24th. He was 90 years old. "Bobby" was born in the Bronx to Francesca and Carmine Materasso on January 3, 1926. Bobby was the youngest of six siblings. Michael, Mary, Anne, Millie, and Louis Materasso. Bobby was a traditional Italian boy who made lifelong friends in his Bronx neighborhood. The most precious of these friendships...
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Helen Veronica Fugett

July 23, 1922 - October 22, 2016

Helen Veronica Fugett of Mt Vernon, NY passed away on Saturday, October 22. She was 94 years old. Born in lower Hells Kitchen to Mary and Thomas Keeley, Helen grew up in New York City during the Depression. After graduating from High School, Helen went to work for the phone company. Her job as a telephone operator would put in the path of many well-known people. Once she was thrilled to...
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Marie Amelia Martin

November 25, 1916 - October 21, 2016


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Frank B Militana

July 29, 1947 - October 14, 2016

Frank B. Militana, a long time Pelham Manor resident passed away suddenly on Friday, October 14th. He was 69 years old. Friends and family will gather on Wednesday, October 19th for a Mass of Christian Burial. Frank will be laid to rest with his beloved father and mother, Frank A. and Martha Militana in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne New York.
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Eva May

October 14, 2016


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Mario Boselli

October 13, 2016

Mario Boselli of Pelham Manor passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016. He was 85 years old. Mario was born in Piacenza, Italy where he proudly served his mandatory term in the Alpine Division for two years. He later married the love of his life, Anna (Bertuzzi) Boselli and settled in Pelham Manor. Mario was a successful local restaurateur who owned the Via Emilia Restaurant from 1988...
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Ida Avalone (nee Formicola)

April 21, 1922 - October 9, 2016

Ida Avalone (nee Formicola) of Eastchester passed away peacefully at home on October 9, 2016. Born in Mt Vernon on April 21, 1922, to the late Vincent and Theresa Formicola, Ida was one of six children. She was predeceased by her brothers, Jerry, Frank and Albert and sisters, Ann Vettorino and Margaret Longabucco. A woman of strong faith and character, Ida was devoted to her family. She...
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Norma Roldan

July 4, 1951 - October 8, 2016

Norma E. Roldan of City Island, NY passed away at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan on Saturday October 8th 2016. She was 65 years old. Born on the 4th of July to Antonio and Eloise Aponte, of Mt. Vernon, NY, Norma was raised in a loving household. After finishing High School, Norma would work in administration for various employers throughout her career. She met and married her...
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George Singleton , Jr.

May 18, 1944 - October 2, 2016

George Singleton Jr. was born on May 18, 1944 to the late George Singleton Sr. and Rosena Jones Singleton. George grew up in Brooklyn, NY. The eldest of 4 brothers and 4 sisters, 6 of whom preceded him in death. He attended NYC elementary and middle school, and went on to graduate from John Jay H.S. Growing up, George was truly a big brother. Always looking out for his younger siblings....
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Rose Joann Galdo

May 25, 1925 - October 1, 2016

Rose Joann Galdo of Mount Vernon passed away on Saturday, October 1st, 2016. She was 91 years old. Born in Mt. Vernon, New York to Alfonso and Antoinette Galdo. She was one of nine children. Rose attended the AB Davis High School in Mt Vernon and upon graduation she embarked on the working world taking on some interesting jobs before she settled on her career with the United States Post Office....
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John W. Tomlinson

January 21, 1920 - September 26, 2016

John W. Tomlinson of the Bronx, NY passed away on Monday, September 26. He was 96 years old. Born in Jamaica, West Indies one of four children to Charles and Marion (Mair) Tomlinson, John attended school and when he was old enough began an apprenticeship with a local tailor. When the opportunity presented itself to go with his older brother, Alec, to the United States, he took it. When...
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Georgia Turner

July 13, 1925 - September 18, 2016

Georgia Turner was born Georgia Woodard, July 13, 1925 in Lee County, Sanford, North Carolina. She became Georgia Monroe after the marriage of her mother, Nellie Woodard to James Monroe. Georgia attended Jordan Sellars High School. She left school early at the age 13 to become a cook in Burlington, North Carolina. She moved to Harlem, New York City in 1943. There she was trained as a...
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Pearline E. Thomas

October 11, 1946 - September 17, 2016


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Nancy Ann Lore

August 8, 1936 - September 8, 2016

Nancy Ann Lore (nee Palmer) passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016. She was 80 years old. Born to Pauline and Walter Palmer, Nancy was the youngest of five children. She grew up in Mamaroneck and attended Mamaroneck schools. After completing school, Nancy became a devoted mother and homemaker. She later worked for William F. Manning Realty in New Rochelle. The joy of Nancy's life was...
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Patrick "Paddy" McDermott

December 28, 1965 - September 6, 2016

Patrick McDermott of Williamstown, County Galway, Ireland passed away on Tuesday, September 6th, he was 50 years old. Patrick is returning home to Ireland where he will be laid to rest at Carraroe Cemetery, Williamstown, Co. Galway, Ireland.
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Elizabeth Haughney

November 29, 1957 - August 25, 2016

Elizabeth Haughney of Pelham Manor, NY passed away on Thursday, August 25th, after an eight year brave battle with cancer. She was 58 years old. Born in Brooklyn to Robert and Mary Haughney, Liz was one of five children. After attending Cardinal Spellman High School, Liz went on to study Internal Medicine at the Sophie Davis School for Biomedical Education of CCNY and SUNY Stony Brook...
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Josephine Ann Mrugalski

March 12, 1937 - August 22, 2016

Jodi (Josephine) Mrugalski of Mt Vernon, NY passed away on Monday, August 22 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was 79 years old. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Josephine attended Bronx Public Schools. Once Jodi graduated from Evander Childs High School, she began a career as a secretary. She would meet Joe Mrugalski, and the two were married on March 2, 1957. ...
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Richard George Gugliotta

May 13, 1932 - August 20, 2016

Richard G. Gugliotta, of the Bronx, NY passed away at Calvary Hospital on Saturday, August 20th. He was 84 years old. Born in NYC, NY to Cono and Teresa Gugliotta his generous and loyal nature was apparent from an early age. His parents, originally from Sicily, Italy, taught Richard Italian and instilled in him a love of both Italy and America. After graduating from Cardinal Hayes High...
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William P. Capote, Jr.

January 9, 1980 - August 16, 2016

William Peter Capote Jr. passed away on the morning of Tuesday, August 16, 2016 as a result of complications from Muscular Dystrophy. He was 36 years old. William was born in the Bronx, NY on January 9, 1980. He was the third child, and the first son, of Maria Elena and William (Bill) Peter Capote, Sr. William graduated from the Henry Viscardi School in 1999, where he served as Vice...
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Dolores Ernestine Pressey

January 6, 1934 - August 5, 2016

Dolores Pressey of the Bronx, New York passed away at Calvary Hospital on Friday, August 5th, 2016. She was 82 years old. She will be loving remembered by her children and grand children.
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Mary C. Arcuri

February 15, 1937 - August 3, 2016

Mary Concetta Arcuri, of Pelham, passed away on August 3, 2016. She was 79 years old. Born in Brooklyn, New York to Rocco and Angelina Luca, she was one of four sisters. After graduating from James Madison High School, she would follow her caring nature to a career in nursing. She went to Saint Mary's School of Nursing in Brooklyn where she would meet the man she would marry, Joseph Arcuri....
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Maria Rosa De Chiaro

May 29, 1915 - July 29, 2016

Maria Rosa De Chiaro of Pelham Manor NY and Ponza Italy passed away peacefully on Thursday July 29th 2016 with her family at her side. She was 101 years old. Maria was born in Ponza, Italy to Luigi and Filomena Aversano. It was there that she met and married her husband of 58 years Silverio De Chiaro. Together they raised 4 children before moving to New York on January 16th 1961. Maria continued...
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Harry "Bill" Pearson

December 24, 1941 - July 24, 2016

Harry W. Pearson (Bill) of Pelham passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016. He was 74 years old. Born in New Rochelle, NY on Christmas Eve to Jean and Harry Pearson, he was the youngest of three children. He began his career as owner/operator of Pearson Trucking. Soon after, Bill went on to become an operating engineer with Local 137. His career as operating engineer lasted over 50 years,...
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Nell Mary Mancuso

April 25, 1926 - July 21, 2016

Nell Mary Mancuso of Pelham, N.Y passed away peacefully among family on Thursday, July 21, 2016. She was 90 years old. Lee was born to Frank and Nancy Parisi on April 25, 1926 in Pittsfield, MA and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. Lee was a great cook who over the years made many of her Italian favorite dishes for hundreds of Pelham High School student-athletes when her three sons played sports in...
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William J. Tully

December 9, 1925 - July 21, 2016

William J Tully, a long-time resident of Pelham Manor, NY, and Fort Lauderdale, FL, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 21. He was 90 years old. Born in Bronxville, NY, to Leo and Catharine Tully, he would go on to live an incredible life. After graduating from Iona Prepatory School, he attended the Univerisity of Notre Dame, where he earned a double major. In his senior year, he...
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Adele Joanne Gandolfo

August 8, 1924 - July 12, 2016

Adele Joanne Gandolfo of Holmes, New York passed away on Tuesday, July 12. She was 91 years old. Adele was born in New York City to Louis and Anna Palladini. A family burial will take place on Friday, July 15th, Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.
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Murray Alpert

December 2, 1928 - July 10, 2016

Murray Alpert of Pelham Manor, NY passed away on Sunday, July 10th. He was 87 years old. Born in New York City to Anna and Louis Alpert, he was the youngest of four boys. Murray Alpert valued education. He went on to graduate from the College of the City of New York in 1952 with a BA in Psychology and then to complete his MS. He attained a PhD in Psychology from New York University. During...
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John Pansuti

October 12, 1930 - July 5, 2016

John Pansuti of Pelham, NY passed away on July 5th, 2016. He was 85 years old. Born in the Bronx, NY the only child of Frances and Francesco Pansuti, he attended Dewitt Clinton High School before going on to study Business at CCNY. John served his country during the Korean war from 1951-1953. He was stationed in Trieste, Italy during his time in the United States Army. Back in the Bronx,...
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Robert Charles Winkler

February 28, 1939 - July 2, 2016

Robert Charles Winkler of Pelham Manor, NY passed away on Saturday, July 2. He was 77 years old.
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