Gerard "Jerry" Maggino

  • Born: November 19, 1933
  • Died: March 7, 2019
  • Location: New Rochelle, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gerard "Jerry" Maggino of New Rochelle NY passed away on Thursday March 7th 2019. He was 85 years old.
Jerry was born in Dobbs Ferry, New York to Joseph and Antonetta Maggino. He was raised in the Bronx where he attended local schools. Upon graduation Jerry would proudly serve his country in the Korean conflict.
When Jerry returned from the war he followed his creative side and opened Flowers by Twilight in Manhattan. He had a passion for flowers and all things beautiful. He would later move to Westchester and open Pelham Manor Florist. He was known for his colorful window displays and taking care of his many regular customers. He also had a love for cars. He collected mustangs and owned two matching 65 Mustangs at the same time.
Jerry is survived by his daughter Maria (Michael) Leff, his grandson; Andrew Leff, his brother; Anthony (Marie) Maggino and longtime friend Lidia Mascolino.
He is also survived by his many nieces and nephew. He will be missed by his many friends, customers and everyone who knew him. Jerry is predeceased by his brother Joseph.
A celebration of Jerry's life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home, located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, NY, on Tuesday, March 12th from 4:00PM to 8:00 PM. Interment will follow on Wednesday at the Woodlawn Cemetery at 10:00 am.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Jerry, I will never, ever forget you, your passion for God and fierce protection of his name. I learned much from you and love you dearly. Someday, I'll see you on the other side. Deepest sympathy for those who have lost you.

Posted by Susan Fries - Bogota, NJ - Friend   March 21, 2019


There is a saying from the old country That which is remembered, lives. Remember him in your heart and how he touched you. He is now enjoying his new life in Heaven, so let us now enjoy ours here, and the memories we have of him, until we are once again reunited. My kind, caring Uncle and Godfather will always be in my heart. Tight hugs and loves

Posted by Debbi Ryan Parrinello - Family   March 16, 2019

My deepest condolences. I will never forget Jerry's smile, his warmth and the weekly bible studies he hosted at Pelham Manor Florist where he and Lidia touched the lives of so many. Those will always remain among my most treasured memories. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". RIP my friend.

Posted by Mara Leary - Bronxville, NY - Friend   March 14, 2019


Dearest Maria, Micheal, and Andew,
My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Your dad was a favorite of mine. He was kind, caring, and a good friend to me and my children over the years. He will be misses greatly and remembered by many. May he be at peace with God's love. Our condolences and prayers. God Bless. Aunt Eleanor and family.

Posted by Eleanor Caumont - Sun City West, AZ - Family   March 13, 2019

My deepest condolences. Jerry was a soft, gentle man and I am sure the heavens are filled with flowers. Be assured of my prayers and may he rest in peace. Dorothy Riera

Posted by Dorothy Riera - Plantation, FL   March 13, 2019

My condolences Maria God is always with us,beside us,holding us up when we can't hold ourselves up anymore for whatever reason this life seems to take our breath away but knowing GOD he helps us to breathe especially in the loss of a parent I will pray that God comforts you, hold you when you need a hug and gives you peace of mind knowing that Uncle Jerry is in heaven with our father Jesus Christ please know I have you in prayer God bless

Posted by Valerie Ocasio - st-charles, MO - Family   March 12, 2019

My prayers are with Maggino family. Did not know Jerry at all but I am a cousin of Lidia. and have heard about Jerry for many years.

Posted by carole farrar - Orlado, FL   March 12, 2019

Dear Maria,
I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and your family are in my prayers. In deepest sympathy, Jessica Montoya

Posted by Jessica Montoya - Poughkeepsie, NY - Coworker   March 11, 2019

Dear Maria,
I am saddened to hear of your father's passing. I pray you find comfort and peace in the many memories of the past. I also pray the angels greeted him with hymns of glory and wrapped their wings of love around him as he journeyed to his final resting place. God bless him, and all of you, in the difficult days ahead. Sending our love, Lisa and Richie

Posted by Lisa Kontos - Peekskill, NY - Friend   March 11, 2019


Although I haven't seen my Uncle Jerry for many years now, I always remember him as a kind and sincere person. My condolences to all his family and friends.. Rest in Peace. God Bless..Lynn. (niece)

Posted by Lynn Noun - PHOENIX, AZ - Family   March 08, 2019

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