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Our Obituaries

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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Lea Corazon Lam

June 3, 1958 - July 2, 2016

Lea Corazon Lam of Bronx, NY passed away on Saturday, July 2. She was 58 years old. Born in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines, she was one of nine children of Servillano and Leonora Ceniza. Raised in a loving and active household, Lea attended school and graduated with a BS in Nursing from Velez College of Nursing. She began her nursing career right out of school. Lea expatriated to the...
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Viola Dierks

January 8, 1916 - July 2, 2016

Viola (Vi) Dierks died on July 2, 2016 at the age of 100, in her home in Pelham Manor, N.Y. Vi was born in the Bronx on January 8, 1916 to Sophia and Robert Braniss. She married "her Gus" on January 20th, 1939, and their "love affair" lasted until his death on March 12, 1983. Vi and Gus were blessed with a son, Kenneth and a daughter, Virginia. Their lives were once again enriched with a ...
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John B. Anderson

May 1, 1930 - July 1, 2016

John B. Anderson of Pelham, NY passed away on Friday, July 1st. He was 86 years old. Born in Mt. Vernon, NY, he was the only child of John and Eleanor Anderson. Raised in Bronxville, NY, John graduated from Bronxville High School. He was a loyal Bronxville Broncos fan and would remain so throughout his entire life. Following his talent for artistry, John went to work for Phillips Sign Co.,...
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William Charles Mutschler

January 1, 1943 - June 26, 2016

William C. Mutschler, 73, of New Rochelle, NY, passed away on June 26, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bill was born in 1943 in Berwyn, Illinois to the late William J. and Miriam Miller Mutschler. During adolescence, Bill moved from Illinois to Mamaroneck, NY, where he graduated from Mamaroneck High School. He received a BA from Rider University and an MA from Fairfield...
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Richard A. Bruno

April 15, 1930 - June 23, 2016

Richard Bruno of Mount Vernon passed away peacefully on June 23, 2016 at the age of 86. He was born in Mount Vernon to the late George Bruno and Antoinette Cerrone. Richard proudly served his country from 1951-1953 while stationed in Germany. After returning from Germany he worked as a Sales Manager for Superb Spring Works and later retired from Fire End Croker in Elmsford. Richard will be...
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Rosette DeLotto

June 9, 1921 - June 17, 2016

Rosette DeLotto of Bronxville, NY passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 17th. She was 95 years old. Born in the Bronx to Donato Petrone and Clotilda Grasso. Rosette was one of three siblings raised in a loving household. After attending Jane Adam's High School in the Bronx, where she studied Millinery skills, Rosette worked for Henry Bendel and Madame Nicole in the millinery arts...
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Louis Anthony Malfitani

April 25, 1920 - June 4, 2016

Louis Anthony Malfitani of Pelham Manor passed away peacefully on June 4, 2016 at the age of 96. He was born in the Bronx to the late Pasquale Malfitani and Rose Ferrarini.   Louis proudly served his country from 1944-1946 . He later married his wife Frances Nesi in 1949 and moved to Pelham Manor in 1952 where they raised their 5 children.  Louis graduated from City College of New York in...
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Rosina Fleri

September 28, 1928 - May 29, 2016


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Frances Fran Elia

December 16, 1922 - May 29, 2016

Frances "Fran" Catherine Elia, age 93, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2016 at United Hebrew Geriatric Center, a deeply caring and loving community in New Rochelle, surrounded by her family. Fran was born on December 16, 1922 in Pelham, NY to Joseph and Mary (Santiserio) Mirabelli. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years, David Elia of Bronx, NY. They were married on May 26,...
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Steve Sibrizzi

February 26, 1953 - May 29, 2016

Steve Sibrizzi a resident of Pelham Manor, passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, on Sunday, May 29th 2016. He was 63 years old. Steve was born on February 26, 1953 in the Bronx, to Jennie (Soave) and the late Angelo Sibrizzi. He graduated from Baruch College, with a Bachelor of Science degree  in Accounting and then went on to become the President of Sibrizzi Fuel Enterprises...
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Saverio John Miniaci

August 16, 1929 - May 27, 2016

Saverio "John" Miniaci passed away at Calvary Hospital on May 27th. He was 86 years old. Born in New York City, he was the only child of Gabriel and Angelina Miniaci. John, as he was known, graduated from St. Anne's Academy in the Bronx. He went on to join the National Guard and served with them for nine years. After serving in the National Guard, John would work as a teamster for Union...
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Lawrence H. Bornholz

April 15, 1940 - May 25, 2016

Lawrence H. Bornholz of Pelham, New York passed away peacefully on May 25, 2016. He was born on April 15th, 1940 in the Bronx to the late Lawrence M. Bornholz and Frances Niedvwiceki. He was raised and lived on City Island for much of his early life. Lawrence joined The Marine Corps in 1957 and served honorably. In 1975 he married Yvonne Lameiro and they had two children Lawrence D. and...
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Marty Rothe

January 5, 1926 - May 25, 2016

Marty Rothe of Pelham Manor passed away on May 25th. He was 90 years old. Born in the Bronx, Marty grew up with a love for life, country and sports. At 17 years of age he joined the Navy and fought during World War II. When he returned from the war, Marty would complete a business degree at New York University and go on to play for the Philadelphia Phillies farm team. He also worked as a...
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Shane Quinn

May 24, 2016

Shane Quinn of Woodlawn, New York and County Tyrone Ireland passed away on Monday, May 24rd. He was 39 years old. Raised in Drumquin by his parents Eamonn and Patricia Quinn, Shane was one of six children. He attended St. Joseph and St. Mary's Primary Schools and St. Patrick's Secondary School. After school, Shane went to work for the RJ Smith Fabrication Co. for seven years. Wanting to...
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Robert Doughty Weeks, Jr.

August 10, 1933 - May 10, 2016

Robert Doughty Weeks Jr. of Pelham, NY passed away on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 82 years old. Robert was born in Manhattan to the late Robert Doughty and Marjorie Klehr Weeks. He was raised in Babylon, L.I. and graduated from The Taft School and Duke University. After graduating from college, Robert served in the US Navy Pacific and Atlantic...
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Dolores Ryan

April 29, 1926 - May 2, 2016

Dolores Marguerite Ryan of New Rochelle, NY passed away on Monday, May 2nd. She was 90 years old. Dolores was born in Jersey City, New Jersey to John and Mary Mannix. She graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School and went on to train in Nursing at Jersey City Medical Center. Dolores's career would be as a Nurse at Bellevue Medical Center in Manhattan where she touched many lives with her...
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Joseph Amico

January 12, 1925 - April 28, 2016

Joseph Amico, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, passed away on Thursday, April 28, at the Bayberry Nursing home in New Rochelle. Joe was Born in 1925 in The Bronx to the late Salvatore and Anna Amico. His family later moved to Mamaroneck. He graduated from Mamaroneck High School in 1942 where he was elected to the National Honor Society. Joe served in the US navy during World War II as an...
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Stephen Clemens Murphy

April 12, 1969 - April 26, 2016

Stephen Clemens Murphy, of New Rochelle, NY, passed away on April 26th. He was 47 years old. Born in Bronxville, NY to Joan Clemens and James J. Murphy, Stephen grew up in Pelham and attended Siwanoy Elementary School. He would go on to study at Fordham Preparatory School and then Denison University in Ohio where he would graduate with a degree in Economics. The desire to contribute to the...
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Zilda Eudora Patterson Goldsmith

April 16, 2016

Zilda Eudora Patterson-Goldsmith was born on June 12, 1938 to Marion & Benjamin Davidson in St. Ann's, Jamaica, West Indies. She was the youngest of three children. In 1968 she immigrated to New Rochelle to foster a new and better life for her and her family. Zilda worked hard to support her family as she earned her Associates degree from Elizabeth Seton College. While pursing her higher...
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Cynthia Bush Logan

September 24, 1941 - April 13, 2016

Cynthia Bush Logan of Pelham Manor passed away at her home on Wednesday, April 13th, after a brave and valiant battle with cancer. She was 74 years old. Born in New York City the only child of Dr. Ralph Bush and Dr. Francis Hennessy Bush, she spent her childhood in Weston, CT. After graduating from The Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, CT, Cynthia would attend Hollins College in...
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Jo-Ann Cerreta

April 19, 1945 - April 10, 2016

Jo-Ann Cerreta of Pelham, NY passed away on Sunday, April 10th. She was 70 years old. Born in Mt Vernon, New York, Jo-Ann would attend Pelham Memorial High School and go on to graduate from the Westchester Business Institute with her Associates Degree. She would begin her career by working at the Imperial Yacht Club where she met her future husband. Jo-Ann and John Cerreta would have a...
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John Christal

August 3, 1931 - April 6, 2016

John L. Christal of New Rochelle passed away on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016. He was 84 years old. Born in Mt. Vernon, New York the youngest of three children to John and Margaret Christal, John was always a kind and generous person who loved sports. John was raised in Pelham and attended Pelham Schools before heading off to Fordham University. There he would study Accounting and Finance. ...
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Adeline Siddons

July 15, 1925 - April 3, 2016

Adeline Y. Siddons passed away peacefully on April 3, 2016. She was 90 years old. Adeline spent her life raising her two children while enjoying being a homemaker. Her time spent on various committees at the Schaffer Center brought her tremendous joy. Adeline is predeceased by her husband, Ricardo Siddons and her daughter, Elaine Bishop. She will be missed by her son, Wayne Siddons, her...
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Catherine DeVita

April 2, 2016

Catherine Mary DeVita of Pelham Manor passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016. She was 70 years old.   Catherine was born in Canarsie, Brooklyn in 1946 and graduated from The Samuel J. Tilden School in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of 22, she married Daniel DeVita, a boy she had known from childhood. The pair would be married for 48 happy years. Together they raised their daughter, Danielle, and...
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Andrew Hanson

August 3, 1961 - April 1, 2016

Andrew F. Hanson of Pelham Manor, New York passed away suddenly on April 1st, 2016. He was 54 years old. Born in Peoria, IL to John and Kathryn Hanson, he was one of four siblings when the family moved from the mid-west to Pelham Manor in 1971. Andrew attended Iona Preparatory High School and would go on to receive his BA from Iona College in 1983. Although he loved the study of history,...
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Lorraine C. Staunton

January 21, 1928 - March 25, 2016

Lorraine Catherine Staunton of Bronxville, NY died on March 25th, 2016 surrounded by her beloved family, she was 88 years old. She was born in Brooklyn, NY to John and Catherine McGuirl. The family would move to the Bronx where Lorraine would attend Morris High School. After high school Lorraine would go to work for Dunn and Brad Street as an Executive Secretary. Eventually Lorraine would...
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Greggory Mango Steele

February 2, 1948 - March 22, 2016

Gregory M. Steele, age 68, passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 22nd 2016. He was born on February 2nd 1948 in Brooklyn, New York to his beautiful mother Evelyn. He was a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and Lehman College. Gregg was an active member of his community, always attending local events and keeping up with current news. Gregg was also an active member of the church community and...
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Rosemary C. Jewell

March 21, 1923 - February 29, 2016

Rosemary C, Jewell, 92, of Mt. Vernon passed away on February 29, 2016. She was born on March 21, 1923 to James and Mary (O'Hare) Hart in Yonkers, N.Y. Rosemary married George W. Jewell on January 7, 1949 in Yonkers, N.Y. Rosemary is survived by Susan (Alan) Caler of North Berwick, Maine, Joan (Richard) Frusciante of Pelham and Kelli (Michael) Bochnik of Mt. Vernon. Loving grandmother of...
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Jean DeMasi

February 27, 2016

Jean DeMasi (nee Bianchini), of Pelham, passed away on February 27, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Jean is survived by her four children, Frank Jr. (Marie), Michael (Elizabeth), Mary Jean (Ben) and Debbie (Vinny). She was the loving grandmother of Frank III (Nancy), Michael Jr., Anthony, Jenna, Vincent Jr., Joseph and Christopher. She will be missed by her sister, Louise and brother,...
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Mary Rascona

February 22, 2016

Mary Rascona of Somers, New York passed away peacefully on February 22, 2016. She was 91 years old. She was born in the Bronx to the late Michele Insalaco and Liboria Verdone. On Memorial Day in1943, Mary married her love, Angelo, and celebrated 64 years together. Mary and Angelo settled on Radcliff Avenue in the Bronx and attended St Lucy's Church. She was a devout woman and created an altar...
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Sabino Bilotta

February 21, 2016

Sabino Bilotta of Pelham Manor, formally of Andretta, Italy, passed away on Sunday, February 21st, 2016. He was 95 years old. Beloved husband and father, Sabino is predeceased by his wife, Caterina and survived by his son Joseph Bilotta. A celebration of Sabino's life will be held at Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Ave., Pelham, NY on Wednesday, February 24th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass...
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Theresa Albero

February 18, 2016

Theresa Mary Mucci-Albero, deceased Feb 18, 2016 Theresa M. Mucci Albero was born on October 15, 1927. She grew up in New Rochelle, NY and graduated from Albert Leonard High School in 1945. On April 18, 1948, she married Arnold M. Albero from Pelham Manor, NY. Theresa and Arnold lived in New Rochelle, where they raised their three daughters. During her career, Theresa worked as an Office...
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Harry Persanis

February 13, 2016

Harry Persanis of Wantagh, Long Island died peacefully on February 13, 2016. He was born in Manhattan to the late Nicholas and Diamondo Persanis. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School, Harry earned an Associates degree. He married the love of his life, Muriel in 1963 and was happily married over 50 years. Harry was employed as a Director for the Department of Motor Vehicles while...
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Lawrence C. Widdecombe

February 11, 2016

Lawrence C. Widdecombe of Bronx, NY, passed away on February 11, 2016 at his home. He was 81 years old. Mr. Widdecombe was born at sea in 1934, to James and Ruth (Proctor) Widdecombe. He worked in New York City for House Wreckers Union Local 65. Lawrence is survived by his daughters, Lori Mitchell & Ruth Turner, grandsons Patrick & Sean Mitchell, granddaughter Melissa Floyd, & four great...
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Angela Marie Scarano

February 11, 2016

Angela Marie Scarano of Pelham, NY, passed away on February 11, 2016. She was 96 years old. Angela was born to Rosario and Marie LaSelva in Waterbury, CT and began work at an early age. Following a passion and talent for fashion and design, she worked as a self-employed seamstress. Over the course of her career, she would design and create countless custom wedding gowns. She met her husband,...
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Marianne "Marion" Lynch

February 1, 2016

"Marion" Marianne Lynch of Pelham Manor passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016. She was 91 years old. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to Clara and Arthur Norwood, Marianne moved to Westchester at the age of 18 and attended Wood Secretarial School. She completed her education at New York University. Marianne's career is an impressive sequence of experiences in the corporate manufacturing...
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Latchmin "Rita" Ganpat

January 31, 2016

Latchmin Ganpat "Rita", of Pelham Manor, peacefully passed away on January 31st, 2016. Latchmin was born in Georgetown, Guyana and was a loving daughter to James and Doreen Hing. She attended her local high school and was an expert seamstress. In 1968, Rita met the love of her life, Ken, and they married. At the age of 24 she and her husband came to America and settled in the Bronx. Shortly after...
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Jean Murray Hemm

January 1, 1930 - December 5, 2015

Jean Murray Hemm at age 85 died peacefully at home in Pelham Manor, NY with her immediate family by her side on December 5th, 2015 after a protracted illness. The daughter of Robert and Alice Murray, Jean was born on January 1st, 1930 in Troutville, Virginia where she attended primary and high school. Jean went on to continue her education at Radford College, then an all girls' college in...
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Madge Inez Tomlinson

June 29, 1920 - December 3, 2015


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Ranajit Datta

April 1, 1933 - December 2, 2015

Ranajit Kumar Datta was born in Munshigunj, Sylhet Bangladesh on April 1st 1933. He was the second of seven children and the eldest son of Ramananda and Mahamaya Datta. He attended primary and secondary school in Habiganj, Sylhet. Ranajit Datta experienced two major journeys in his life. The first came in the late 1940s, when he and his family escaped from Bangladesh to India during the Muslim...
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Zaeed Akhtar

January 30, 1928 - November 26, 2015


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Clarice Duncan

January 25, 1941 - November 24, 2015

Clarice Duncan passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. She was 74 years old. Born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica, to Ephraim and Angelina Robinson, she attended Buxton High School. Clarice married Alvin Duncan in 1972. Clarice moved to the United States in 1982. She had a wonderful career in the Finance industry, and she worked at prestigious companies such as Salomon Smith Barney and Morgan...
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Charles J. Wallace, Jr.

April 23, 1925 - November 20, 2015


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Alfred Petschauer

April 10, 1929 - November 19, 2015


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Frank Iannucci

September 12, 1948 - November 19, 2015


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Alice Bowling

October 7, 1934 - November 16, 2015

Alice Freida Bowling was born in Marion, North Carolina on October 7, 1934 to the late Foster Lattimore and Thelma Rutherford Hunt. After a courageous battle with Cancer, she departed this life on Monday, November 16, 2015, at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, New York. Alice was raised in Pelham and Mount Vernon, New York where she attended Pelham High School and graduated from Mount Vernon High...
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Dolores Ann Juliano

February 22, 1934 - November 11, 2015

Dolores A. Juliano of Pelham Manor passed away peacefully at home on November 11th. She was 81 years old. Dolores was born in the Bronx, NY to Eugene and Amelia. She attended school in the Bronx and graduated from Columbus High School before entering the work force. She married John Juliano at St. Raymond's Church in 1955. The couple recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They...
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Joseph Sicuranza

August 27, 1923 - November 6, 2015

Joseph Sicuranza of Pelham passed away on Friday, November 6th, he was 92 years old. Joseph was born in Guardia Lombardi, Italy to Pasqual and Gaetana Sicuranza. At the age of 15, Joseph came to the Untied States. Joseph would serve in the Untied States Army from 1943 through 1946 and receive the Good Conduct and Victory Medals. After his US Army service was concluded, Joseph would meet Rose...
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Basilio Montilla

February 11, 1987 - October 24, 2015


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Louise Marciona

October 8, 1932 - October 23, 2015

Louise Marciona passed away peacefully on Friday, October 23. She was 83 years old. Born in Manhattan to Francesco and Candida Smedile, she attended public school in East Harlem, until she left to help support her family at the age of 16. The middle child of 7 brothers and sisters, Louise was independent and full of life. Her love for dancing would lead to meeting her husband, Joseph, at the...
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Frank G M Corbin

January 31, 1925 - October 17, 2015

Frank G M Corbin of Pelham, NY passed away peacefully on October 17, 2015. He is survived by his two children, Catherine and Peter,his daughter-in-law, Annette, and his two grandchildren Kaitlyn and Caroline. A graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School, class of 1943, and Fordham University, class of 1950, he proudly served in the U.S. army during WWII as a Lieutenant in France, Belgium, and Germany...
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Richard John Unger

September 24, 1954 - October 16, 2015


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Thomas Joseph Riccio

November 23, 1954 - October 14, 2015

Thomas Joseph Riccio of Pelham passed away on Wednesday, October 14th. He was 60 years old. Born in New Rochelle, NY to Lester and Gertrude Riccio. Thomas attended New Rochelle High School and would later receive his Bachelors Degree from the University of Phoenix. Thomas met Gloria (Rinaldi) at the Boat Yard in New Rochelle where they would date and fall in love. The two married in June of...
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Daniel Vilela

April 11, 1932 - October 11, 2015


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Violet Pansuti

September 30, 1933 - September 28, 2015

Violet Pansuti passed away on Monday, September 28th. She was 82 years old. Born in the Bronx, NY to Irene and Amerigo Ricci, she attended Evander Childs High School. After graduating in 1951 she went to work for New York Telephone Company. In 1954 she married John Pansuti who she was married to for over 60 years. The couple moved to Tuckahoe, NY and then to Pelham where they would raise...
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